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AFFORD announced as Common Ground Initiative (CGI) Partner
We are glad to announce our partnership with Comic Relief as one of their Common Ground Initiative (CGI) delivery partners.
Comic Relief has announced five new delivery partners as part of the Common Ground Initiative (CGI), a programme set up to harness UK African communities’ ability to drive positive change in Africa. The new partnerships will receive a total of £4.7 million funding to help maximise the impact of investment by UK based African communities and champion women and girls’ rights.
Investment inlocal businesses across Africa has a vital role to play driving long-term economic growth - helping create jobs and build skills. African communities outside the continent are a key source of this investment and the CGI programme is funding new delivery partner, the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD), to encourage more investment in small businesses and build better links between business leaders in the UK and Africa."
For the full announcement and other CGI delivery partners, click link: http://bit.ly/2cKDF8p
United Nations High Level Dialogue on Migration and International Development
Remarks by Mr Gibril Faal
HLD Civil Society Steering Committee Member,
Director of GK Partners & Chairman of African Foundation for Development (AFFORD)
15 July 2013
|3 October 2013|
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African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) is a pioneer of the concept of ‘diaspora-development’.
Founded in 1994, the charity was responding to the disjuncture between mainstream international development and diaspora action. At the time, international development policymakers in donor countries and multilateral agencies did not understand, accept or recognise the nexus between effective development in Africa and the substantial and substantive action of the post-cold war African diaspora.
Early priorities were decidedly innovative, bold, profound, credible, practicable and ambitious responses to the prevailing disjuncture between mainstream international development and marginalised diaspora action. Thus in demonstrating the multiple dimensions of the diaspora input in the development of host and countries of origin, AFFORD set out its mission “to expand and enhance the contribution that Africans in the diaspora make to Africa's development”.