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Champions of Quality Education in Africa – Ashoka

From Ashoka: *Deadline: 24 June 2009*

“The close of the entry period for the Champions of Quality Education in Africa competition is just around the corner, so make sure to enter online here. You can also nominate yourself or someone you know today. We’re looking to schools, teachers and administrators to find the best practices that are changing lives at the local, district or national levels. And with the help of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, we’re going to help them take it to the next level with networking opportunities and chances for funding.”

You can also check out other Changemakers in Africa here, or visit Ashoka’s southern Africa site.

– New Ideas for Africa –

June 17, 2009 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Project: Black expressions

Nanette Daniels has set up a discussion group for black people in the UK. Each month Black Expressions hosts a free-flowing debate on a specific theme.

Nanette aims to create a space that enables black people to ‘discuss openly the issues that affect us’ and ‘build confidence in our own ideas’.

New Ideas for Africa participants shared contacts, resources, ideas for speakers and ideas for action, such as influencing government.

Black Expression’s next step is to get on board other people interested in discussion, to network and build a set of key contacts.

Find out more at http://www.meetup.com/londonblackexpressions/.

Nanette Daniels is setting up a discussion group for black people in the UK. Each month Black Expressions will host a free-flowing debate on a specific theme.
Nanette aims to create a space that enables black people to ‘discuss openly the issues that affect us’ and ‘build confidence in our own ideas’.
New Ideas for Africa participants shared contacts, resources, ideas for speakers and ideas for action, such as influencing government.
Black Expression’s next step is to get on board other people interested in discussion, to network and build a set of key contacts.

– New Ideas for Africa –

May 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

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.

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


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