“Home Office data on visa refusals shows that African applicants are more than twice as likely to be refused a UK visa than applicants from any other part of the world. The UK has good relations with most African countries, but it needs to be recognised that no single issue does more damage to the image or influence of the UK in Africa than this visa question.”[Read more…] about Report Launched: Visa Problems for African Visitors to the UK
AFFORD is pleased to announce that Ndidi Njoku has been elected as Chair by the AFFORD board of trustees with immediate effect. Ndidi has been a Board member since 2014 and replaces Ade Daramy who stepped down after 3 years.[Read more…] about AFFORD Appoints First Woman Chair
Our ABC Connect: The Business of Food event brought together some key players in the Africa diaspora food industry, along with aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. We heard from Emeka Frederick of Chuku’s London on his successful crowdfunding campaign for a permanent restaurant, and Dare Oni of Onidodo on her creative process when creating Nigerian-fusion dishes. Both shared great advice and tips with attendees, and it was a wonderful evening of networking and learning.
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 and September 2018.[Read more…] about Calling all Rwandans in the UK
CHS Alliance, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and AFFORD organised a capacity building event for diaspora volunteers and organisations working in the humanitarian sector in London on 20-23 November 2018. The training sessions included training on: Core Humanitarian Standards and Volunteer Management. A variety of diaspora organisations attended, this included: Himilo Relief & Development Association (HIRDA) & Hand in Hand for Syria (HIFHAD). The event is part of a series of events aimed at building diaspora capacity to work in the humanitarian sector and international development. The next training session will take place in January 2019.
1. Tell us about your business and the motivations behind starting your business?
The Radical Leap Company focuses on providing end-to-end strategy and grow solutions for brands leaders and organisations with the aim of increasing performance, productivity and profitability. In the course of working with businesses over the years, I noticed the need founders and co-founders have for consulting and long-term mentoring and advisory support to help minimise failure rates and increase chances of success. That led me to create different programmes that carter to start-ups in general as well as female founders, who have a higher churn rate (more start-ups and closures).