African Foundation for Development
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Webinar: Strengthening Diaspora business risk management and resilience during disasters
Organiser: ABC (AFFORD Business Centre)
Trainer: Jacqueline Williams
Date: Wednesday 27 July 2016
Time: 14.00 – 15.00 UK time
Our recent AFFORD Business Centre study highlights that only half of diaspora and UK-based investors had any risk assessment and mitigation plans in place prior to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. The report states that risk planning and management “improves business resilience and chances of weathering the worst consequences during a major crisis, thereby improving the prospects for business continuity.” Additionally, “It also improves the chances of finding emerging opportunities, which can then be capitalised on and translated into success in the face of disasters.”
Webinar - Diaspora and Migrants as Entrepreneurs and Social Investors
As part of preparations for the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) 2015, which will take place in Turkey from 12 to 16 October, the Global Working Group on Diaspora and Migrants in Development, coordinated by AFFORD, would like to invite you to its first webinar on ‘Diaspora and Migrants as Entrepreneurs and Social Investors: Creating an Enabling Policy Framework’.
AD3 2015: Responding to African Humanitarian Disasters: The Role of Diaspora Actions and the Policy
We are excited to announce that African Diaspora and Development Day (AD3) 2015 will take place on 3 July from 6pm at the School of Oriental African Studies, University of London (SOAS). In partnership with Centre of African Studies (SOAS), this year’s AD3 will focus on the role of the diaspora in African Humanitarian disasters and the implications for policy.
The APPG on Diaspora, Development and Migration (APPG-DDM)
Britain’s seven million strong diaspora communities now have a new channel of engagement with national politicians to promoting international development in their countries of heritage.
The All -Party Parliamentary Group on Diaspora, Development and Migration (APPG-DDM) was launched on February 3rd at a packed event in the House of Commons, with attendance from MPs, Peers, and diaspora communities from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.
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”.