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October 2018

Best of Nigeria Investment Expo 2018 (BONNIE 2018)

October 3, 2018 - October 4, 2018

Theresa May’s recent visit to Nigeria and pledge to boost Britain’s investment in Africa after Brexit, along with the Nigerian governments promise to make Nigeria a global investment destination means that there is high demand for further ...

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Beam Talks- Applications of Blockchain Technology in Sierra Leone

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beam Talks is Smiling Through Light’s UK initiative which showcases the diverse career routes of Sierra Leonean women living in the UK, focusing on the applications of Blockchain Technology in Sierra Leone...

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November 2018

#DiasporaTransformers- Facebook live discussion celebrating the impact of African diaspora entrepreneurs

November 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This year we are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship week #GEW2018 from 12th-18th November 2018 by showcasing the impact that diaspora entrepreneurs have towards development in Africa on all our social media channels. Follow #diasporatransformers to get updates and join the conversation on the importance of African diaspora entrepreneurship. We are also hosting a series of Facebook Live roundtable discussions which will take place from Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 1:30pm. The discussions will focus on exploring the impact diaspora entrepreneurs are making towards development…

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AFFORD Business Club legal clinics with Morrison & Foerster LLP

November 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Following on from the success of the ABC Legal Seminar on Thursday 20th September , AFFORD Business Club are offering members access to an exclusive series of Legal Clinics with experienced lawyers from an internationally-renowned law firm, Morrison and Foerster LLP. The Clinics will be an opportunity to have a one-to-one consultation with a specialist lawyer in your area of work, who will provide pro-bono advice and guidance on any legal concerns or queries you may have. This could cover any of…

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January 2019

Rwandan Diaspora in the UK 2018 Study Presentation – London & Coventry

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the Rwanda High Commission (RHC) and the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) are co-hosting two events in the UK for the Rwandan community to present findings and recommendations from a recent study of Rwandans in the UK and gather feedback and comments on the content; to provide an overview of Rwanda’s diaspora policies, initiatives and opportunities; and to showcase individual diaspora engagement experiences from Rwandans living in the UK. The events will also…

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UK Visa Refusals for African Visitors

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
House of Commons United Kingdom

Chi Onwurah MP, Chair of the APPG for Africa, invites you to a parliamentary meeting to discuss UK visa refusals for African visitors. On Tuesday 22nd January from 6pm until 7.30pm in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons The meeting provides an opportunity for guests from a diversity of sectors including academic, cultural, NGO , health and business to share evidence with parliamentarians on the consistency and quality of the decision making of UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI)…

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ABC Connects Fashion With Africa

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – £10

ABC Connect is the AFFORD Business Club’s monthly networking event. It is an opportunity to network with members and gain some insight from experts in various fields.ABC Connect in January 2019 will be a roundtable discussion focusing on the business of fashion in Africa and reaching wider markets. We will be hearing from industry experts, successful designers and those with the finance to provide necessary insight to fashion entrepreneurs with their eye on Africa!Our guest speakers will include Jacqueline Shaw Director…

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February 2019

Diaspora Professionals in Development and Humanitarian Spaces

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS,, Thornhaugh St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom

  Join us on Tuesday 12 February 2019 at the Connecting Diaspora UK Networking Event "Diaspora professionals in development and humanitarian spaces" co-hosted by Shabaka, the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) and Centre of African Studies SOAS, University of London. Connecting Diaspora UK is a networking event for diaspora professionals working in the development and humanitarian sectors. The aim is to build a constituency of African and Middle Eastern diaspora professionals to increase diversity in these sectors and facilitate collaborations…

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ABC Connect

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:We Works, Aldgate Towers, 2 Leman Street, Whitechapel E1 8FA  United Kingdom + Google Map

  ABC Connect in February will be a partner event with Business Networking and Growth London an exciting networking and social event targeted at the ambitious Black business owner. In relaxed City settings, come along with your business cards, product samples etc. to network, sell and build relationships with like-minded businesses. The event attracts business owners, directors and senior management from a rich and diverse mix of business sectors. The ABC Members will receive FREE tickets to attend this event and continue growing…

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March 2019

Doing Business in Zimbabwe Webinar

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
AFFORD, Rich Mix Building, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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You are exclusively invited to participate in a webinar hosted by the AFFORD Business Club (ABC), which will be focused on Doing Business in Zimbabwe. The speakers will include Na Ncube of The Global Native, Busi Bango of EMPRETEC and Denise Rawls of AFFORD UK as a facilitator.  We will be covering: • How to effectively set up your business • The realities of running a business in Zimbabwe • Challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs • Where to go for assistance…

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