January 20, 2020

Blended finance turns development challenges into high growth investment opportunities

The UK-Africa Investment Summit in London today will raise awareness of the growing economic opportunities in Africa and the urgent...
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January 2, 2020

Diaspora Development Dialogue explores African tourism growth and investment

The 12th Diaspora Development Dialogue (DDD12) was held in Accra, Ghana, with a focus on ‘how the diaspora can be...
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December 6, 2019

Rwanda bond could ‘change terrain of diaspora investment’

AFFORD’s groundbreaking plans to raise $50m of investment for affordable housing in Rwanda moved a step closer to reality with...
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October 29, 2019 / AFFORD News

Onyekachi Wambu presents at the International Decade for the People of African Descent Event

"When I speak about harnessing and mobilising diasporas resources for African development, it is within the context of this broader...
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October 21, 2019 / AFFORD News

We’re Hiring A Communications and Marketing Assistant

Are you looking for a short-term flexible and varied role to kick-start or boost your marketing career while supporting AFFORD...
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September 7, 2019 / AFFORD News


Rwanda faces an acute housing crisis. Rapid urbanisation drives an urgent requirement for new housing units, with demand of 31,000...
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August 28, 2019

JOB ALERT – Final Independent Evaluation Consultant

AFFORD UK are looking for an independent Evaluator to provide a synthesis of the Diaspora Finance Initiative (DFI). The DFI...
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August 28, 2019

AU CIDO Business Bootcamp

The African Union Commission (AUC)’s Diaspora division CIDO held a Business Bootcamp in Dar Es Saalam, Tanzania. The AFFORD Business Club...
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August 13, 2019 / AFFORD News

AFFORD celebrates 25 years of diaspora impact in Africa with a conference focused on the role of the diaspora in financing major infrastructural development

In July 2019, AFFORD marks its 25th anniversary with a call to the African diaspora to do more for the...
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July 26, 2019

ABC Renewable Energy Roundtable

The ABC held its monthly ABC Connect event on Thursday 25th July. This month's event themed African Renewable Energy Roundtable had guest speakers Mariama Kamara of...
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July 19, 2019 / AFFORD News

Report Launched: Visa Problems for African Visitors to the UK

“Home Office data on visa refusals shows that African applicants are more than twice as likely to be refused a...
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June 13, 2019 / AFFORD News

AFFORD Appoints First Woman Chair

AFFORD is pleased to announce that Ndidi Njoku has been elected as Chair by the AFFORD board of trustees with...
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June 2, 2019 / AFFORD News

ABC Connect: Business of Food

Our ABC Connect: The Business of Food event brought together some key players in the Africa diaspora food industry, along...
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June 1, 2019

iSpace: Unleashing Women in Technology

Elvina Quaison, ABC manager was in Ghana recently and was invited to run a session at ihub foundation. The session...
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June 1, 2019

Diaspora Experience Info Session: Humanitarian Response

AFFORD’s Diaspora Experience team welcomed a group of interested parties to address the recent humanitarian emergencies in southern African states...
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April 24, 2019

AFFORD hosts the Comic Relief Board

AFFORD were honoured to host Comic Relief’s Trustee Board Meeting on the 24th April 2019. This was  a great opportunity to...
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April 5, 2019

AFFORD attends The Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend

AFFORD attended The 2019 Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend on 1st - 4th April in 2019.  in Abidjan, Ivory Coast Our business club manager, Elvina Quaison...
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March 13, 2019

ABC Legal Clinics

We are very excited to announce the return of the ABC Legal Clinics! The AFFORD Business Club (ABC) are offering...
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January 17, 2019

Rwanda Diaspora in the UK Study Presentation

On January 10th in London and 11th in Coventry the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Rwanda High Commission (RHC)...
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January 11, 2019

AFFORD mourns loss of Trustee Efua Taylor

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of AFFORD’s former Board Member Efua Taylor. Efua Taylor left...
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January 10, 2019

AFFORD Business Club interviews Morrison & Foerster LLP

The AFFORD Business Club (ABC) are working in partnership with Morrison and Foerster LLP, to provide ABC Members with access...
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December 11, 2018

Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: AFFORD’s Statement

United Nations Intergovernmental Conference Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration Marrakech, Morocco, 10 December 2018 ‘Promoting action on...
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December 7, 2018

AFFORD welcomes Minister for Africa Harriet Baldwin MP

On Thursday 6 December, AFFORD, welcomed the Minister for Africa Harriet Baldwin MP and representatives of leading Africa diaspora organisations...
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December 3, 2018 / AFFORD News, Partner News

Calling all Rwandans in the UK

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has commissioned the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) to carry out a study about Rwandans and people of Rwandan heritage living in the United Kingdom, which is taking place between May ...
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November 26, 2018 / AFFORD News

AFFORD facilitates European Union Humanitarian Training session

CHS Alliance, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and AFFORD organised a capacity building event for diaspora volunteers and organisations working in...
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November 21, 2018 / AFFORD News

AFFORD Interviews #DiasporaTransformer Noreen Makosewe

1. Tell us about your business and the motivations behind starting your business? The Radical Leap Company focuses on providing...
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November 21, 2018 / AFFORD News

#DiasporaTransformers: AFFORD interviews PR Superstar Ronke Lawal

This year we celebrated Global Entrepreneurship week  from 12th-18th November 2018 by showcasing the impact of diaspora entrepreneurs on all...
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November 20, 2018 / AFFORD News

Onyekachi Wambu attends the Africa Philanthropy Network Series in Mauritius

AFFORD's Executive Director Onyekachi Wambu attended the Africa Philanthropy Network Series in Mauritius from 8th-9th November 2018. The event was...
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November 11, 2018 / AFFORD News

AFFORD attends the Mixed Migration Conference in Copenhagen

AFFORD's Deputy Executive Director Stella Opoku- Owusu attended the Mixed Migration conference, hosted by the Danish Refugee Council & Mixed...
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October 11, 2018 / AFFORD News, Partner News

AFFORD Business Club partner interview with A4ID

The AFFORD Business Club (ABC) are working with great people and organisations who want to join us in supporting members of...
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October 4, 2018 / AFFORD News

3rd Diaspora Investment and Policy Forum in Lagos, Nigeria

As part of AFFORD’s Diaspora Finance Initiative (DFI), AFFORD’s country partner the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) organised the 3rd Diaspora Investment & Policy Forum on 26 September 2018 in Lagos ...
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October 4, 2018 / Partner News

Royal African Society launches Official Patronage of H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge

AFFORD attended the Royal African Society Autumn Reception at the British Academy launching the official patronage of H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge on Wednesday 12th ...
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September 27, 2018 / AFFORD News

Graphic Design Volunteer Role available

AFFORD is seeking a Graphic Design Volunteer to design content for AFFORD’s website, marketing, branding, and social media campaigns. They will conceptualize, design, and create templates for reports, flyers, presentations, banners. This is an excellent ...
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September 19, 2018 / AFFORD News

European Union Aid volunteers training session

CHS Alliance and Danish Refugee Council (DRC) organised a capacity building event for diaspora volunteers and organisations working in the humanitarian...
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September 4, 2018 / AFFORD News

ABC Legal Seminar with Morrison & Foerster LLP

The AFFORD Business Club (ABC) is working in partnership with Morrison & Foerster LLP, an international law firm, to host a series of exclusive legal clinics for ABC Members to provide dedicated legal consultation covering a wide spectrum ...
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September 4, 2018 / AFFORD News, Partner News

Onyekachi Wambu on Governance in Africa Conversations Series

AFFORD's Executive Director, Mr Onyekachi Wambu was interviewed by Ms Rama Salla Dieng in one of the 'Governance in Africa Conversations' series. The programmes brings together some of the most ...
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August 29, 2018 / AFFORD News

We’re Hiring!

Deadline: 7th September 2018 at 12pm  AFFORD is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation & Fundraising Assistant to join our team and...
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August 24, 2018 / AFFORD News, Partner News

DEMAC launches free Diaspora Humanitarian E-learning Course

Diaspora Emergency Action & Coordination (DEMAC) has launched a brand new Diaspora Humanitarian E-Learning platform, this free online training platform provides the diaspora with ...
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August 22, 2018 / AFFORD News, Partner News

Applications are open: Africa Innovates for the SDGs 2018

Africa Innovates for the SDGs is a new award opportunity catered to up and coming social innovators in Africa with exceptional ideas and initiatives linked to any of the 17 United Nations ...
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July 23, 2018 / AFFORD News

MADE West Africa Call for Proposals: Ghana and Sierra Leone

MADE West Africa has opened a Call for proposals for actions to promote the positive potential of migrants for development from Ghana and Sierra Leone. MADE West Africa’s project’s ...
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July 16, 2018 / AFFORD News

AD3 2018: From Locally Known to Global Brands

AFFORD's 18th annual African Diaspora & Development Day (AD3) took place on Friday 7th July 2018 at Chatham House: The Royal Institute...
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July 15, 2018 / AFFORD News

Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development

To celebrate the International Day of Family Remittances, the Central Bank of Malaysia, in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank ...
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July 9, 2018 / AFFORD News

Short-term Consultant Needed for MADE West Africa

MADE West Africa are currently recruiting a consultant to produce an overview of the implementation of SDGs 8.7, 10.7 and 10.c in the West African context ...
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July 9, 2018 / AFFORD News

AFFORD Event in Sierra Leone

AFFORD UK in partnership with AFFORD SL through the Migration and Development (MADE) West Africa project and Diaspora Finance Initiative (DFI) project organised an in-country training workshop on ‘Enabling and Enhancing Diaspora Contribution ...
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May 21, 2018 / AFFORD News

We’re hiring!

AFFORD seeks a Diaspora Experience & Mobilisation Manager with great business and interpersonal skills, professional demeanour, integrity, sound judgment, and strong analytical and project management skills...
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May 21, 2018 / AFFORD News

New DEMAC Report: “Creating Opportunities to Work with Diasporas in Humanitarian Settings”

This DEMAC study reviews the work of six diaspora organisations (DOs) in Syria and Somalia. It provides a critical analysis and a case study approach to advance the understanding of diaspora organisations’...
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May 21, 2018 / AFFORD News

Africa Tech Summit London-16th May 2018

Boko Inyundo was invited, as a member of the Board at AFFORD and a Council member of the Royal African Society as well as a Non-Executive Advisor to the Africa + Tech-focused consultancy De Charles...
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May 20, 2018 / Partner News

Zayed Sustainability Prize

Zayed Sustainability Prize - At the 2008 World Future Energy Summit, H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander...
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May 10, 2018 / AFFORD News

We’re Hiring: Grants Programme Assistant

AFFORD seeks a Grants Programme Assistant with great interpersonal skills, professional demeanour, integrity, sound judgment, and strong analytical and documentation management skills.
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May 9, 2018 / AFFORD News

AFFORD Board Member Boko Inyundo speaking at the Africa Tech Summit

Our Board Member Boko Inyundo will speak at the Africa Tech Summit London on 16 May 2018. He will be joined by...
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May 2, 2018 / Partner News

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States
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March 13, 2018 / AFFORD News

Join Our Team!

AFFORD is looking for a Communications Assistant to join our team and support our work with African Diaspora Organisations based in the UK. (Deadline 01 April 2018). The ideal candidate must have a strong interest
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March 1, 2018 / AFFORD News

We’re Hiring

March 1, 2018 AFFORD is looking for a dynamic storyteller who can support telling the stories of impact that the...
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November 23, 2017 / AFFORD News

AFFORD Diaspora Finance

November 23, 2017 AFFORD Diaspora Finance (ADF) Ethiopia is looking to hire a consultant to lead the final evaluation of...
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November 23, 2017 / Partner News

AIF Innovation Prize for Africa

Deadline: 10 January 2018 The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems” thereby inviting...
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