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Global Entrepreneurship Week UK

So once again GEW or “Global Entrepreneurship Week” is nearly upon us.

Willbaforce Ltd are delighted to be involved in this years events and we will be delivering a short overview of the creative clients that we have worked with on AFFORD’s REMADE Programme.

Date: Thursday 17th November 12.30pm – 4.15pm –

Topic: “Cultural Industries – Looking at Creative Enterprises  – Fashion, Media & Music”

Venue: Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street. London EC2A 2RS

Willbaforce has been working with The African Foundation for Development, firstly on a voluntary basis  as a Resource Person and then in an advisory capacity. The REMADE Programme

AFFORD was formed in 1994, its mission “to extend and enhance the contribution Africans inthe Diaspora make to African development”. For 10 years of its life AFFORD focused on policy advocacy and capacity building, it has gained recognition as a pioneering African Development think tank & charity. The long term goals focus heavily on plans to strengthen and widen Affords’ reach within and outside Africa.
The purpose of the AFFORD Enterprise Programme is to reach a new audience, reconnect friends of AFFORD and re-engage with former Resource Persons (RPs) and partners. AFFORD’s primary goal is to enhance the contributions that the Diaspora make to Africa’s development, particularly through mobilising the Diaspora to create jobs through the support of enterprise and entreprenuers.

Based on the reflections of the AFFORD’s 2010 strategic review, the objectives were to programme a series of events that would reach out to a specific audience that would reflect  and mobilise diverse and under represented groups in enterprise i.e. women and youth. It was also an opportunity to share knowledge and introduce AFFORD to new markets and investors.

This year AFFORD’s Global Enterprise Week theme is ‘Enterprising Africa’. The week will focus on various issues that affect enterprise and the vast opportunities open to the Diaspora. Come and join us. For details on how to book a place please contact:Anna Njie anna@afford-uk.org or the office on 0207 582 3578