Monday, 3 December 2007

AFRICAN DIASPORA IN LONDON ON THE MOVE

The fourth African Ambassadors Interactive Forum(AAIF) with the African Diaspora and Africa Business & Investment Showcase took place on 28-29 November 2007 in London. Under the theme “African Ambassadors and the African Diaspora as Economic Gateways”, the 4th AAIF aimed at providing a platform for building business linkages and partnerships and attracting International Capital investment to the Continent using the sustainable resource of the African Diaspora Community.

According to the organizers’, the AAIF was borne out of a necessity to promote the integration and development objectives of the African Union in a more operationally sustainable way. The NEPAD Initiative, which is the flagship economic and political development program of the African Union, lays strong emphasis on building partnerships and involvement of all stakeholders to fast track the development of the African continent. This Forum aims to be a platform for translating these noble objectives into reality through harnessing the resources of the Africa Diplomatic Missions and Africa Diaspora to fulfill Africa’s economic development agenda.

The African Union has defined the African Diaspora as “consisting of people of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union.” Its constitutive act declares that it shall “invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our Continent, in the building of the African Union”. The AAIF recognizes the growing and significant role of the African Diaspora in the development of their countries of origin. The African Union has actually designated the African Diaspora as a sixth Sub-region of Africa.

(Pictures from previous events)
More details here
The fourth African Ambassadors Interactive Forum(AAIF) with the African Diaspora and Africa Business & Investment Showcase took place on 28-29 November 2007 in London. Under the theme “African Ambassadors and the African Diaspora as Economic Gateways”, the 4th AAIF aimed at providing a platform for building business linkages and partnerships and attracting International Capital investment to the Continent using the sustainable resource of the African Diaspora Community.

According to the organizers’, the AAIF was borne out of a necessity to promote the integration and development objectives of the African Union in a more operationally sustainable way. The NEPAD Initiative, which is the flagship economic and political development program of the African Union, lays strong emphasis on building partnerships and involvement of all stakeholders to fast track the development of the African continent. This Forum aims to be a platform for translating these noble objectives into reality through harnessing the resources of the Africa Diplomatic Missions and Africa Diaspora to fulfill Africa’s economic development agenda.

The African Union has defined the African Diaspora as “consisting of people of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union.” Its constitutive act declares that it shall “invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our Continent, in the building of the African Union”. The AAIF recognizes the growing and significant role of the African Diaspora in the development of their countries of origin. The African Union has actually designated the African Diaspora as a sixth Sub-region of Africa.

(Pictures from previous events)
More details here

2 comments:

AC said...

Pois aqui na banda é assim minha querida mana, ficamos uns dias sem acesso a net e quando assustamos já perdemos uma boa farra. Mas paciencia, fica para o próximo ano não é assim?
Agora sobre este artigo, parece que a diáspora está mesmo muito movimentada. Ainda bem, mas oxalá isso leve a um regresso mais rápido a terra mãe.
Beijinhos e parabéns pelo primeiro aniversário!

Koluki said...

Mano AC, como pode ouvir, a farra, ou pelo menos os resquicios dela, ainda nao acabou...

Obrigada!