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September 2018

Third Diaspora Investment & Policy Forum in Nigeria

September 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), in partnership with AFFORD, is hosting the Third Diaspora Investment Policy Forum in Lagos (Nigeria). The event will focus on building successful diaspora businesses in Nigeria through the ...

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International Customers and Relationships Creative Enterprise Programme

September 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our ABC Manager Elvina Quaison, alongside our Diaspora Experience Manager, Jacqueline Brown, will be hosting an 'International Customers ...

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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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