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Brains and Banter London (Brain Gain or Brain Drain?: Education, Employment...

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Who are we?

Brains & Banter is a platform for African Minds to come together and have intellectual conversations. The aim is to inform, inspires and influence all involved. It is also a networking platform for like-minds.

What is this particular event about?

This event on the 20th of January 2018 will be discussing a topic that cuts across migration, identity, geography, sociology and economic growth; we will be discussing Brain Gain or Brain Drain?

Brains innovate, brains create knowledge, and to the extent that knowledge creation is a fuel for economic growth, then a brain drain or brain gain does affect society, the economy and the world at large.

Who should attend?

Everyone! Africans in Diaspora who are passionate about the growth and development of Africa will particularly enjoy this.

What will you take away?

Lots! Information. Knowledge. New friends. Inspiration. New Networks..Light bulb moments. Eureka moments. New Vibe!

This event provides an opportunity for intellectual conversations with some of the brightest African brains. Conversations and discussions that can eventually lead to positive change. It's also an opportunity to learn, interact, network and be inspired.

Guest Speakers include:

Dr. Mrs. Alo Ohio-Omonkhomion is a Nigerian-bred UK-based Academic, Economist and Educational Consultant with keen research interests on Macroeconomics, Migration, Poverty, Rural and Urban Livelihoods. She completed her BSc in Economics from the University of Hull (UK) where she received a CIMA prize for her excellent academic performance. With a keen interest in Development Economics, she went on to study for her MSc in Economics and Development Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK), and her PhD in Development Studies from the University of Sussex (UK) which in March 2017 was ranked as number 1 in the world for Development Studies.

She is also the founder of Brains and Butter a dedicated platform to providing guardianship, academic support and mentoring to Nigerian students in the United Kingdom. Following through with her expertise in Development Economics, she set up Brains & Banter as a platform for intellectual interactions on applied economic issues. She is happily married with three Children.

Richard Obahor is the CEO of Purple Premium Ltd, a U.K./Nigeria based Real Estate Company. He has previously worked with Alandale Construction UK, where he worked as a Senior Manager on multi-million pound projects like the Bankside 123 in the City of London, Tower Place, and Westfield Shopping Centre in West London. He set up his first Real Estate Company in the U.K. in 2008, offering property acquisition, property development, and property management services to his ultra-high net worth clients. His company also develops quality luxury homes in Nigeria for Nigerians in the Diaspora.

The serial entrepreneur, who is also a notable public speaker, a writer and a business mentor, has garnered several skills and experience from reputable professional institutions. He has been celebrated with a number of very prestigious, industry leading awards including the BEFFTA 2016 Leadership award, the 2016 Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB) awards for Excellence, the 2017 City People "Best Nigerian Real Estate Player in the Diaspora" award and was recently conferred with an Honorary Doctorate degree at the University of Westminster

Ndakuna Fonso Amidou grew up in a village outside of Bamenda, in the North West region of Cameroon, where he didn't start formal schooling until age ten. After A Levels in his village school and qualifying as a mental health nurse, he eventually joined his brother in London. He worked for the NHS for five years before studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering as an undergraduate at Brunel University, working as a nurse throughout his studies. He later worked in the Telecoms sector for four years, first with United Nations and Motorola and then Vodafone.

In 2015, while still working for Vodafone, he was awarded the prestigious Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship to study an MSc plus an MBA programme at University of Oxford. Amidou has just completed his studies at the University of Oxford and is looking to apply his skills in a variety of settings, including but not limited to social entrepreneurship, and helping businesses extract the best value out of emerging technologies.

In 2008, he founded a healthcare clinic in Cameroon. Today the clinic employs more than 22 nurses and two visiting doctors, and serves around 100 patients per day. Provides cheap and affordable healthcare and has delivered close to 4,000 babies. It focuses on basic health issues such as disease management (e.g., HIV-AIDs), vaccinations, and maternal clinic.

Bimpe Kuti had her BSc in Human Sciences from the University of Bolton (UK), obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of Glasgow (UK). She obtained her PG Cert Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education from the University of Bolton. Following this, she became a certified Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Bimpe submitted her PhD (funded for the first 3 years by the University of Bolton) in Service User Involvement in Healthcare Provision in December 2017.

Bimpe has worked as a Research Assistant, a Clinical Services Development Manager and a Lecturer. Bimpe is currently a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Bolton. She is also the Academic Group Co-ordinator for Student Recruitment and Retention, the Service User Involvement Lead and the Erasmus+ Lead, also within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Dr. (Mrs.) Abimbolala Banu-Ogundere is a Medical Doctor, Educator, Personal Development Coach, and Business Strategy Consultant; a Montessori-certified teacher with Masters’ Degrees in Public Health and Educational leadership.

Abimbola is the founder and C.E.O of Kids’ Court School, a renowned world class elementary school in Lagos, Nigeria. She is also the founder, and Executive Director of the Learning As I teach (LAIT) Foundation, a non-profit teacher training organization dedicated to improving access to quality professional, and personal development for educators and parents; with the ultimate goal of ensuring quality education in Nigeria and Africa.

Abimbola is also the convener of The Connected Ladies (TCL), a platform geared towards supporting women in entrepreneurship to achieve greatness.

Abimbola sits on the boards of The Dorcas Cancer Foundation (TDCF), a Non-Profit Organization providing help to children living with cancer in Nigeria, and the Schools Empowerment and Support Network (SESN). She is also an active member of several non-profit organizations including the Proactive Empowerment Foundation, Esther’s Breakfast, and the See-Clearer Projects.

She mentors several young women in career, life, and relationship choices and is an avid supporter of women’s and children’s rights, improvement, and empowerment. It is her life’s goal to see every human being around her, maximize their potential.

With an amazing line-up of high-profile speakers and a great topic to banter on, this is one event you don't want to miss!

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