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Africa Communications Week, London

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The British Library (Knowledge Centre- Bronte)

96 Euston Road

London

NW1 2DB

United Kingdom

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Africa Communications Week in collaboration with Abjel Communications is hosting a roundtable event in London, to have a frank discussion about communicators' role in the Africa's development.

Africa is making huge economic strides – a vibrant, varied continent with a growing consumer base. With economic growth averaging nearly 5 percent, about 11 million people a year entering the workforce and a younger, better educated, population than ever before, surely, there are some really positive things coming out of the continent. The continent is seeing unprecedented entrepreneurship numbers, an increase in women participation in STEM and a burgeoning middle class.

Yet these often go unacknowledged. Our inability to control or even influence who tells our stories makes it difficult to challenge and change the negativity that perpetuates in the mainstream script.

But #TimeIsUp for Africa's home-grown communicators to own and tell stories out of Africa.

Speakers include:

Eliza Anyangwe - Freelance Journalist & Founder, Nzinga Effects (Former Guardian Editor)

Vera Okeyo - Head of Media and Communications, LSE Africa Summit

Oyin Solebo - Founder & COO, Movemeback |

Patrick Smith - Editor, Africa Confidential


  • Doors will open at 17.30 for 18.00 start.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Nearest tube: Euston Station on the Victoria Line; Kings Cross Station on the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines. Buses 73, 91, 253 etc. all go to the venue


What can I bring into the event?

Lots of ideas and enthusiasm :-)


Will there be refreshments?

Yes- tea, coffee and Canapés will be served

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes.


What else do I need to know?

  • There is a bar at the venue that will be serving drinks etc.– You’d need to pay for any purchases at the bar.

  • The next Monday (28th May) is a Bank Holiday

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The British Library (Knowledge Centre- Bronte)

96 Euston Road

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NW1 2DB

United Kingdom

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