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Spring into action (London 29/04/09)

One of the many delighting things about the turnout at our April meeting, kindly hosted by Unltd*, was that we had the highest ever number of participants from the (African) diaspora. Countries represented included Nigeria, Gambia, Zimbabwe, the US and Nepal. By chance, it also turned out that over half of the 14 participants had been members of AIESEC while they were students!

As ever, we had a fun and fantastic set of discussions, ranging from how to engage in projects in politically sensitive regions to promoting innovation and enterprise among the under-30s. For those of you that couldn’t join us in person, here is a brief run down of the ideas presented, and the people behind them:

– Toyin Dania: Encouraging and supporting entrepreneurs to set up businesses in Ghana

– Bremley Lyngdoh: Carbon Neutral Dance – raising funds for Worldview Impact teams in Ghana, Togo and Kenya

–  Jim Kleiber: Sustainable Energy for rural communities made from local resources

–  Africa++ (that’s us): Directory of opportunities for diaspora engagement with Africa through UK-based organisations.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more – or, better still, come to our next meeting.

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May 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Welcome to New Ideas for Africa

a++ logoNew Ideas for Africa is a network facilitated by Africa++, that brings together Africans and friends of Africa who would like to make a difference for communities in our home continent through business ventures, social entrepreneurship and charitable ventures.

We run a monthly ideas workshop in London and Johannesburg  where individuals can come to develop their project ideas for as well as tap into the inspiration from the activities of other people.

We also run activities that support individuals in the African diaspora and budding social entrepreneurs to develop their project ideas through collaborating with supportive individuals and institutions.

People anywhere can connect with us online at: africaplusplus.ning.com or on Facebook.

If you’re based in London, you can also join us on www.meetup.com

February 3, 2009 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment


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