Details of Forthcoming one day 7th AFRICAN AMBASSADORS AND DIASPORA INTERACTIVE FORUM with the Theme: African Ambassadors, and the Africa Diaspora as Economic Gateways in Post Brexit United Kingdom, scheduled to take place on Friday, 26th July 2019 at the United Nations Building, International Maritime Organisation HQ, (IMO), 4 Albert Embarkment, London SE1 7SR

This must attend 7th AFRICAN AMBASSADORS AND DIASPORA INTERACTIVE FORUM returns with the aim of promoting and encouraging engagement between African Ambassadors and African diasporas through collaborative approaches, networks and partnerships and will be held over two sessions , morning session comprising of conferencing ,exhibitions , active plenary sessions and networking in a most convivial atmosphere and settings and evening Session will be a ticketed event of African Dance Entertainment and comedy, Dinner/ Award Night This year’s event is expected to feature a selected line up of distinguished speakers and panellists from diverse businesses and organisations across the African continent. It will bring together over 1000 registered participants including representatives of governments, the private sector, Diaspora, as well as Entrepreneurs and investors to discuss on ways to explore the full potentials of Africa Diaspora in sustainable development of African continent Leadership Focus, Entrepreneurship, SME competitiveness, employment, women empowerment and economic growth.

The conference is expected to feature guest speakers and business moguls like Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mo Ibrahim( Mo Ibrahim Foundation, , Dr Justin Welby , Archbishop of Canterbury , Dr Adewunmi Adeshina , President African Development Bank, Mr John Momoh, CEO, Channels TV, Tidjane Thiam , CEO, Credit Swisse, Chi Chukwurah (Chair, All party parliamentary group on Africa), African Union Ambassadors in London, This Forum will bring together African Ambassadors in the UK, the African Diaspora, stakeholders in African Development and Friends of Africa. This Conference will also celebrate the positive role of Africans in their own development, and to explore ways by which a reasonable framework of co-operation and collaborative networks can be established in the United Kingdom Post Brexit.

AAIF recognizes the growing and significant role that the Diaspora plays in the development of their countries of origin. The African Union has designated the Diaspora as a sixth Sub- region of Africa.


We have identified the following core issues and themes for discussions during the Forum. They include:

• Evaluation of the role of African missions as economic gateways.
• Leveraging Sports, culture, entertainment and tourisms as platforms for sustainable economic growth in AFRICA
• Promoting Gender Entrepreneurship: Bank of Industry Nigeria (BOI) A case study in Africa
• Empowering Women in Africa for effective engagement in the Maritime Sector
• Capacitating the African Diaspora to be at the forefront of economic development in the continent
• Promoting awareness of international development and investment opportunities in Africa
• Launch of Africa Town
We have identified the following core issues and themes for discussions during the Forum.
They include:
• Role of African Embassies/Consulates as economic gateways.
• Role of African Diaspora in the economic and social development of Africa.
• Networking for Change – African Ambassadors and the Diaspora.
• Reaching the Poor in Africa – myths and realities.
• Promoting awareness of international development and investment opportunities in Africa
Agenda
• Encouraging African Ambassadors/High Commissioners in their role as effective economic gateways.
• Capacitating the African Diaspora to come to the forefront of economic development in the continent.
• Drawing their social responsibilities to take into consideration the capacity which their nationals have already gained and how they can be brought together to re-enforce the Development Agenda.
• Encouraging the African Diaspora to impact on regional integration and sustainable economic development in the continent.
• African Development – The future of African economic development we believe lies within the above Agenda.
• Forging valuable networks and linkages.
• Business and Investment Showcase