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January 2018

ABC Business Training Programme 2017 – Grow Your Social Enterprise

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AFFORD, Rich Mix Building, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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AFFORD Business Club will be holding the first round of business training programmes for its members. The programmes will commence in late November through to February 2018. The first three programmes will be held on the following days: Finance Thursday 30 November 2017 from 10.30am to 4.30pm (Deadline for registration 22 Nov 2017) Marketing Wednesday, 6 December 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm (Deadline for registration 29 Nov 2017) Grow Your Social Enterprise Wednesday, 13 December 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm (Deadline for registrationn 6 Dec 2017) These programmes will be…

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February 2018

ABC Training 2018: SME Procurement and Tendering

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rich Mix, AFFORD, Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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AFFORD Business Club (ABC) aims to support job creation in Africa by providing business development support to African diaspora entrepreneurs who seek to develop or launch their businesses in Africa. SME companies are the driving force behind the UKs economy. The opportunities for SMEs to win public contracts has increased significantly over the last ten years, with Government setting a target of 25% of its contracts to be delivered by SME companies. However, only a minority of small businesses successfully…

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Fundraising for Diaspora Initiatives – Grants, Bids, and Crowdfunding

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Comic Relief, 89 Albert Embankment
London, SE1 7TP United Kingdom
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In an environment where there are increasing constraints on funding and resources, diaspora groups are having to work harder to raise funds and mobilise resources. ‘Brexit’ might exacerbate these trends as European Union funds may no longer be available for UK based civil society and diaspora groups. This practical event aims to showcase potential sources of funding to diaspora groups and how best to access these resources. You will be presented with the opportunity to meet leading UK funders and…

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The UN Global Compact on Migration (GCM) – How do we manage migration for the benefit of all?

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Houses of Parliament, Committee Room 12, Houses of Parliament
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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The APPG DDM aims to promote parliamentary and public understanding of the key issues affecting diaspora communities in the UK, and to expand and enhance their contributions to the international development agenda. Due to the UK’s history as a country that has long welcomed refugees and migrants, and is home to long-standing and vibrant diaspora and migrant communities, the country has an important role to play in informing and shaping international agreements on how we manage migration better in the…

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March 2018

ABC Training 2018: International Trade and Development

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rich Mix, AFFORD, Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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£70

AFFORD Business Club (ABC) aims to support job creation in Africa by providing business development support to African diaspora entrepreneurs who seek to develop or launch their businesses in Africa. This programme will assist SMEs to understand the practical issues regarding international trade. Participants will be given information on key subjects, including tariffs, trading blocs, business regulation and market information.   Training Content: • International Markets • Sources of Information • Trade Regulations and tariffs • Documentation • Letter of…

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ABC Business Support Programmes 2018: Develop Your Marketing Strategy

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Methodist Central Buildings, Oldham Street
Manchester, M1 1JQ United Kingdom
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Free

  AFFORD Business Club (ABC) aims to support job creation in Africa by providing business development support to African diaspora entrepreneurs who seek to develop or launch their businesses in Africa. This programme will provide 5 key pillars that every business needs to develop a marketing strategy: Customers SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Timely) Strategies Budget and Resources Evaluation This half day masterclass is suitable for anyone wanting to successfully implement marketing and PR in-house to increase their businesses…

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ABC Business Support Programmes 2018 – Financial Management

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Free

AFFORD Business Club (ABC) aims to support job creation in Africa by providing business development support to African diaspora entrepreneurs who seek to develop or launch their businesses in Africa. This programme would provide the participant /learner with basic information and learning tools which will enable him/her to undertake competent financial management of their business. The content would cover cashflow forecasting,profit & loss, budgeting, audit and access to finance. The programme provides an understanding of the principles of financial management,…

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April 2018

SMART Technology for SMEs

April 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
AFFORD, Rich Mix Building, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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£35.00

AFFORD Business Club (ABC) aims to support job creation in Africa by providing business development support to African diaspora entrepreneurs who seek to develop or launch their businesses in Africa. The SMART Technology industry is worth £14 trillion pounds. Whilst the UK commands 20% of the current market, it is forecast that 50% of the global growth in this industry will come from African SMEs. Lagos Nigeria is the first African SMART city. Operating in housing, industry, transport, environment and…

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May 2018

Africa Tech Summit London

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
£126 - £245

Africa Tech Summit London (ATSLDN) is a leading African tech event in Europe providing unrivaled insight and networking with the African tech ecosystem.

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Overprincipled and underperforming: the Global Compact for Migration and the challenge to multilateralism

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Event co-hosted by the LSE Institute of Global Affairs and the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. In the lead to the current UN intergovernmental negotiations for a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)

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