UK-Africa "Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation"
Monday, 25 November 2013 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)
Joint event with Dadamac, Impact Hub Westminster and GlobalNet21
Our guest is John Dada on a rare visit to the UK. John is director of Fantsuam Foundation. Its mission is to eliminate poverty and disadvantage through integrated development programs. Its goal is to be the most effective model of integrated rural development in West Africa.
- Francis Sealey of GlobalNet21 will chair.
- Indy Johar will provide a Hub Westminster and global perspective.
- John Dada will provide a Nigerian perspective based on his work as director of Fantsuam Foundation
- Pamela McLean and John Dada together will provide a UK-Nigeria collaboration perspective, based on their work together as Dadamac - work that would not have been possible before the Internet.
We'll be touching on:
- Integrated community development.
- The relevance of the Internet.
- Local-local and local-global collaboration.
- Knowledge sharing, collaborative learning, and the spread of good practice.
- Young people
- Employment and unemployment, learning and livelihoods.
- Challenges and opportunities for innovation.
- Possibilities for collaboration
This is a "walking the talk" session which is both local and global in scope. The work of Fantsuam Foundation can bee seen as an example of genuine asset-based community development (ABCD). The Internet has transformed the possibilities for UK-Africa collaboration. In Dadamac we believe in learning from each other, collaboration, and combining the best of both cultures. There will be big ideas and vision, but everything we cover will be firmly based on practical experiences in Africa, UK and online. Past and present programmes serve as proof of concept for more ambitious future projects.
For a flavour of John's work in Nigeria see video clip
This event is co-hosted by Impact Hub Westminster and GlobalNet21 - you can book here at eventbrite or through GlobalNet21 Meetups