African Diaspora and Development Day 2019

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Date(s) - 05/07/2019
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Chatham House


ou are invited to attend our annual flagship African Diaspora and Development Day (AD3) event.

Our 2019 theme ‘Remittances to Infrastructural Financing’ will explore different forms of financial instruments that could be created and harnessed to maximise African diaspora investment for development.

Now in its 19th year, AD3 is recognized as an agenda setting space, bringing together leaders and influencers from the African diaspora community and policymakers, to learn, share and enhance the prospects for investments into key African sectors. It also serves as a platform for influential African voices to inform and mobilise these audiences in the UK for significant action.

AFFORD would like to invite you to attend, benefit from our experienced speakers and network with like minded people.

Keynote Speaker – Mr Ahmed El-Basheer A. El–Madani, Director, The African Union’s Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO).

Mr Ahmed El-Basheer is the current CIDO Director. He has been with the CIDO Directorate since 2007 as Head of Diaspora Division. Before working with CIDO, Mr Basheer was a civic activist and founder of a famed grassroot Al-Neema Foundation organization. He deeply believes in Pan-Africanism and values the role of non-state actors in supporting the African continental agenda of integration and development.

Chair – Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi, Director, Head of Investments, The Power of Nutrition

Speaker – Mr Gibril Faal, Co-Founder of GK Partners

Speaker – Ms Ndidi Njoku, Chair of AFFORD and Managing Director of Markets4Development

Speaker – Mr Kenny Washington

By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser.



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