The likely impact of coronavirus on Africa is keeping a lot of people awake at night – both within the continent and plenty outside of it too, writes Paul Asquith, AFFORD’s engagement and policy manager.[Read more…] about Coronavirus challenges in Africa – bleak prospects, but already seeds of hope
AFFORD (The African Foundation for Development) is encouraging diaspora communities, especially young people, to have their say on the return of stolen African artefacts held in British museums.[Read more…] about Diaspora communities urged to have their say through our Return of the Icons programme
Building on the findings of Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s (MIF) 2019 Ibrahim Forum Report on African migrations, this joint research paper, co-authored by MIF, the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) and Welcoming Diasporas, complements the migration discussion with that on the African diaspora.[Read more…] about Africans in the world: engine for development or brain drain?
AFFORD will launch a pilot project in Benin to examine the investment potential of the diaspora in the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector with the aim of strengthening entrepreneurship and creating sustainable jobs.[Read more…] about Benin pilot explores potential of diaspora investment
A new Public Private Dialogue (PPD) between investors and the Government of Sierra Leone was launched at an event held on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London this week, part of the Invest Salone initiative.[Read more…] about Exploring opportunities to invest in Salone
In her address to the participants of the GFMD, AFFORD deputy director and GFMD civil society co-chair Stella Opoku-Owusu highlighted the role of civil society organisations in achieving the commitments of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) adopted by 152 States, and the need to act on those commitments.[Read more…] about Let’s put migrants at the heart of our deliberations