Africa Diaspora Youth Forum Thursday, London May 25 2006 > A Must Attend Event for Africans Interested in Politics and Policy Formumation in the UK and Africa
- Africa Diaspora Youth Forum
A FACT-FINDING DIALOGUE FOR AFRICANS INTERESTED IN POLITICS AND POLICY FORMULATION IN AFRICA AND THE UK
An informative and educative dialogue for Africans in the UK to discuss on the participation and involvement of Africans in UK Politics and Africa Political Development
Who: This conference/dialogue is aimed at Africans in the UK who are interested in politics and policy formulation.
When: Thursday, May 25 2006
Time: 10am - 2.00pm
Where: The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
Why: This dialogue/conference is necessitated in order to inform and educate Africans residing in the UK, who are interested in Politics and Policy Formulation in the UK and Africa and are not aware of the opportunities available to them.
How: This will be achieved with the help and counsel of the Panellists and well-experienced black politicians in the UK and Africa who will be present to inform, educate, motivate and inspire the participants on how best to participate in the British and African Politics.
- Erelu Lola Ayorinde, Mayor of London Borough of Wandsworth, UK
- Harriet Harman, MP for Camberwell and Peckham, UK
- Hafsat Abiola, Founder/CEO, Kudirat Initiative For Nigerian Democracy (KIND), Nigeria
- Dayo Israel, Founder/CEO, Africa Diaspora Youth Forum, London, UK.
Conference Fee: FREE (Registration is necessary)
To book your place, please send an email to: events@... and adyfuk@... or call 07930247915, 02083313887.
This conference is held with support of The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund
Africa Diaspora Youth Forum will be hosting a fact-finding dialogue for Africans in the Diaspora to discuss the involvement/participation of Africans in Politics at Home and in the UK.
This event is schedule to take place at The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB on Thursday, May 25, 2006.
Some notable Speakers/Panellists who will be present to grace the event are:
- ERELU LOLA AYORINDE. A Pride of Africa and one of the Best that Africa has got in the UK, She is the Mayor of one of the most affluent boroughs in Britain - the London Borough of Wandsworth with a population of about 266,000. She became the first Black Mayor of the South London Borough of Wandsworth in May 1999. A Mother, A Politician and a Respected Illustrious Daughter of Africa. She is one of the few Africans at the Forefront of British Politics
- Hafsat Abiola-Costello is a human rights and democracy activist from Nigeria, daughter of the first democratic elected President of Nigeria - Moshood Abiola, She is the also the CEO/Founder of the Kudirat Initiative For Nigerian Democracy (KIND), an NGO based in Nigeria.. She comes from a family of dedicated Pan-Africanists and courageous fighters for freedom and justice. Her father, M.K.O. Abiola, won the 1993 Nigerian presidential election but served out his term incarcerated by the military. He died in prison, on the eve of his release. Her mother, Kudirat, was a democracy leader who organized major strikes, marches and fought assiduously against the military. In 1996, she was assassinated in the streets of Lagos. To continue the legacy left by her parents, Mrs. Abiola-Costello founded and directs the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), which seeks to strengthen civil society and promote democracy in Nigeria through advocacy in that country and abroad. With the end of military rule, KIND now offers organizational support, leadership development and skills training opportunities to women, youths and community based organizations in Nigeria as well as other countries in Africa. Mrs. Abiola- Costello is also involved in the global movement to empower youth and women as well as strengthen democracy: she was a founding member of the State of the World Forum's Emerging Leaders Program and Global Youth Connect. She serves on the boards of the Youth Employment Summit, Educate Girls Globally, Women's Learning Partnership, Hewlett Packard's World e- Inclusion Project and the Global Security Institute. She holds a degree from Harvard University and is a recipient of awards including the Youth Peace and Justice Award and the State of the World Forum Change maker Award.
- HARRIET HARMAN QC - MP for Camberwell & Peckham. An experienced Politician, who studied Politics at the University of York. She was Legal Officer at the National Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty) before entering Parliament. She's been the MP for Camberwell and Peckham since 1982 and was Solicitor-General since June and Secretary of State for Social Security and Minister for Women (1997 - 1998).
- DAYO ISREAL, Conference Host and Founder/Chief Executive Officer of the African Diaspora Youth Forum (ADYF), the Premier Organisation for Young Africans in the Diaspora. Dayo, who is presently a Law Student at the London Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, is also the Founder/CEO of the Spirits of David Ministries, a Christian Youth Ministry that inspires and empowers young people all over the world with the mandate to raise champions from this generation.
Date: Thursday, May 25 2006
Time: 10am - 2.00pm
Venue: The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
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