African Foundation for Development

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Since inception, AFFORD has maintained a strong network of advocates and supporters. It also has an increasingly valuable professional platform, enabling advocates, volunteers and suporters to continue to enjoy the international and multicultural experience that they will have experienced through AFFORD's Diaspora Volunteering Programme and other capacity building initiatives.

As we plan forward, we anticipate organising various professional events in the form of panel discussions, workshops, conferences and seminars in which to share ideas and knowledge. Membership of the AFFORD alumni and attendance of alumni-run events enable alumni to broaden their international development knowledge but also maintain their strong network links with the organisation.

Our main goals will be;
  • creating and maintaining friendly lasting contacts among AFFORD alumni,
  • providing a professional network and opportunities for its members,
  • promoting the AFFORD alumni and the AFFORD experience generally.