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AfricaRecruit Diaspora Newsletter

August 08
Published by AfricaRecruit


a.. 2008 Invest in Africa; Build Africa Exhibition, 22 - 24TH August 08 London United Kingdom
b.. Pan- African Women Inventors & Innovators Network, 27 -30 August 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa
c.. 5th annual international Business Women conference, 18/19th September 08, Dubai, UAE
d.. University of Nigeria, [USA] Alumni Association 2nd Annual Convention, September 19-21, 2008, Boston, USA
e.. Transfrontier Parks 2010: Tourism Investment Opportunities, 20-22 October 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa
f.. 8e Forum EURAFRIC PARTNERS - Eau & Energie en Afrique - 21-24 Octobre 2008 - Lyon France
g.. Let's meet Africa and do business 7 and 8 Nov 2008- Netherlands

Africa Cancer Organisation

Find a Job in Africa- Opportunities across Africa (www.findajobinafrica.com )

Makerere Africa Institute of Sustainability (MAIoS); a new vehicle for taking Africa into an Ecological Age

London United Kingdom
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2008
Holiday Inn, London -Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT

Following our very successful Property Exhibition held in London in July 2007, NETWORKING4PROFESSIONALS (N4P), formerly known as Kenya Club, are excited to invite you to this year's Exhibition.

This year NETWORKING4PROFESSIONALS (N4P) expect to double these numbers to ensure you make a return on your investment. The Invest in Africa - Build Africa Exhibition will provide you with a one-stop-shop (start to finish process) on how to invest in the African real estate market and stock markets. Exhibitors will be present to explain the process of purchasing, developing and managing your property and other investments. In addition, there will be consultations on how best to perform these processes away from home. There will be experts and professionals to offer advice on Legal issues, Property Management, Maintenance costs, Sale process, Transaction periods etc

During the event, attendees will be able to speak directly to developers, mortgage companies, government officials, estate agents, property surveyors, valuers, conveyancers, stockbrokers, bankers and other real estate and finance professionals. There will also be seminars educating attendees about the process of buying land and property in Africa; finding a good estate agent to manage your property; developing property; getting a mortgage and hot sectors to invest in.

Some of the confirmed exhibitors participating this year include Added Value Group, Bora Capital, Housing Finance, Kenya High Commission, Medina Palms, Mwafa Court Ltd, Nairobi Stock Exchange, Pinnacle Projects Ltd, Regent Management, Stanbic Bank, Tamarind Properties, Tristar Properties, Tysons Ltd, Urban Splash, Vipingo Ridge, Wilmary Ltd, Winton Investments amongst many others.

Our key aim remains to continue positioning Africa firmly as an investment destination both for Africans in the Diaspora as well as to international investors. The 2008 Exhibition will continue to focus on its key role of linking exhibitors from Africa with Investors in the Diaspora. This year's conference has the twin-theme - INVEST IN AFRICA; BUILD AFRICA

For more information and how to register for the event visit our website www.investin-africa.com

Pan- African Women Inventors & Innovators Network
27 -30 August 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa
Theme: 'Making Connections With Innovative Business Solutions'

Pan- African Women Inventors & Innovators Network Showcase, Conference & Awards Ceremony .Taking place in collaboration with the launch of the Southern Chapter Southern African Women Inventors & Innovators Symposium

Over 1,500 Attendee's expected from Start-Ups, SME Businesses, Major Corporations, Educational Institutions and Government Agencies including Women's Groups from across Africa and the international world.

On behalf of the Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN) working in partnership with the Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa, it gives me great pleasure to formally invite you to participate and provide us with your support for the above named event. Please find the letter of invitation from the Hon Minister, Patience B Sonjica and more information on GWIIN and its activities at www.gwiin.com

This major international event continues to be crucial as it focuses on many exciting, inspirational case studies, good practice that highlight the diversity of women's innovative actions and the important contribution women make to the different sectors of our economy and ultimately making a contribution to, economic and social growth and the prosperity of Africa. A variety of dynamic exchange and interactive sessions where innovation, market opportunities and the promotion of skills necessary to boost business results will top the agenda.

The conference will bring together speakers and guests from across Africa and the International world including specialists in innovation, government agencies, learning institutions and business enterprises with a key interest in promoting diversity, innovation, technology, intellectual property rights, manufacturing, cross border and international trade. Further more the conference will launch the new chapter of GWIIN - SAWIIS.

A key aspect to this legacy project is the role of the corporate organisations, universities and government agencies in promoting and supporting innovation.

These include:
Extensive skills and knowledge exchange
Fast-track opportunities to move up the value chain
Boosting infrastructure including communications, wireless and mobile technology
Identifying finance and access to capital

In the meantime, should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Linda Bose (UK) on +4420 7749 4834, or office@gwiin.com or Ms Florence Duval, (South Africa) on +27 114723588 or flo@intouch-score.co.za, or visit our websites www.gwiin.com or www.sawiis.co.za.

5th annual international Business Women conference
18/19th September 08, Dubai, UAE
Theme: Women Leading for Change

Over 500 international women business leaders will be hosted by Foreign Investment Network at the 5th Annual International Business Conference taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai.The conference which will bring together female heads of government, ministers, heads of international organisations, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The conference will discuss women entrepreneurship and economic development, the neglected contributions that women bring to stabilising difficult situations. Women rebuild societies shattered by conflict and disaster, and lay the foundations of local stability without which there can be no global enterprise.

The conference sessions will include
a.. Women business in an insecure world
b.. Form local leadership to global leadership
c.. Women in Governance

For details kindly visit www.internationalbizconference.com

Opportunities to speak, attend, collaborate or sponsorship contact

Foreign Investment Network
78 York Street London W1H 1DP
+44(0) 207 692 0950
Plot 374 Adetokunbo Ademola Street
Wuse 11, Abuja, Nigeria
+234 (0) 9 483 0478
admin@finmagazine.com or victor.ivokes@finmagazine.com

University of Nigeria, [USA] Alumni Association
2nd Annual Convention, Boston, USA September 19-21, 2008.
Theme: Mobilizing Resources for Academic Innovation, Excellence & Development of Entrepreneurial Skills

Expected at this great convention are lions and lioness from around the world as well as our state and local dignitaries including the Governor of Massachusetts, Mayors of Boston and Cambridge, State Senators, Members of the State House, City Councilors as well as Heads of the various Boston area academic institutions.

This convention will provide us with renewed opportunities to get together and deliberate on the continued support needed by the University of Nigeria.

We will be honoring several distinguished alumni and friends of the University and will be having an endowment drive during the convention. A commemorative full color bound brochure will be produced for the convention

We are all committed to providing the Vice Chancellor and the Academic and Administrative Staff of the University of Nigeria the required support they need in restoring our beloved Alma Mater to its original glory and more.

We are all beneficiaries of the great University of Nigeria and I urge all who can attend the convention to plan on joining us in Boston in September 2008.

For more information about the conference, register and reserve your hotel room, please log onto our website www.unn-ne.org

Contact Aloysius Anaebonam, Ph.D.
Chairman, 2008 Convention Committee
UNN, Pharmacy 1978
Aloysius Anaebonam, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Scientist
BREEJ Technologies, Inc.
20 Arch Street
Lowell, MA 01851
Tel.: 617 834 9566

Transfrontier Parks 2010: Tourism Investment Opportunities
Johannesburg, South Africa 20-22 October 2008

Invitation on behalf of the Tourism Ministers of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa to attend the Boundless Southern Africa TFCA 2010: Tourism Investment Conference to be held in Johannesburg from 20-22 October 2008.

Aimed at the regional and international investment community, the conference was inspired by the vision of sharing the benefits of hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa with the region through a concerted effort of promoting and developing Southern Africa's Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs or Peace Parks) in a sustainable way.

A portfolio of 42 unique investment projects within the seven existing TFCAs has been identified for development by 2010, which will be showcased to interested organisations and individuals at the above conference. These projects are prime investment opportunities in the hospitality sector ranging from bush camps and game lodges to 5-star hotels.

For further details about this initiative, please visit www.boundlessinvest.com.

Contact details
Cheryl Peters
Omega Investment Research
(on behalf of Boundless Southern Africa)
Tel: +27 21 689-7881
Fax: +27 21 686-4361
Email: cherylp@omegainvest.co.za

ADEA organise le 8e FORUM EURAFRIC qui se tiendra au Centre de Congrès de LYON du 21 au 24 octobre 2008 autour des thèmes EAU & ENERGIE en Afrique.

Au programme de ce rendez-vous annuel incontournable des PME-PMI européennes et africaines :
conférences, tables rondes, ateliers thématiques, rendez-vous qualifiés, espace "Expo-Entreprises", visites de sites

Cette 8e édition réunira 800 entreprises et institutionnels de plus 20 pays d'Europe et d'Afrique. La République du Congo sera le pays à l'honneur cette année. Ci-joint, l'annonce du Forum ainsi que le communiquer de presse.

Restant à votre disposition pour tout complément d'information, Cordialement

21 to 24 October 2008*, ADEA (Economic development Agency toward Africa) 8th EURAFRIC-PARTNERS Forum- Water & Energy in Africa, Lyon Congress Centre (France).

To the program of this annual meeting of the European and African Small & Medium-Sized Businesses: Conferences, Round Tables, Workshops, qualified meetings B to B, exhibition area, visits of industrial sites.

The 8th edition will meet together about *800 participants *(companies & officials delegations) from *over 30 countries from Africa and Europe*. This year, the Guest Country will be the *REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.

Further information/registration on : www.eurafric.org

Let's meet Africa and do business 7 and 8 Nov 2008- Netherlands

Africa open for business

The century of donations and other financial development aid seems to be over. Many African countries have a steady economic growth and captured the attention of the business world. Africa is proving to be a vibrant emerging market with a climate that fosters growth. Africa is thinking out of the box and is committed to be self-sufficient without the image of a third world continent. Africa is officially open for business and ready for take off.

OAVM Organisation & Consultancy will organize in cooperation with the foundation Let's Meet Africa on 7 & 8 November 2008, a two-day exhibition in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Organisations and companies from the Netherlands, the rest from Europe, Africa and the rest of the world will be present.

This is the place to present your company, its product and service to the African and European community. We welcome the Exhibitor participation from all over the world, as it will enable you to bring to a open platform for foreign investor and to network with companies from Africa, the Netherlands and the rest of Europe.

For details on the event and how to participate kindly visit www.oavm-africa.com or e-mail info@oavm.nl


Africa Cancer Organisation was formed purposely to provide cancer education and information to the African continent as well as its citizens abroad. The ACO will over time target all Africans, especially high-risk potential sufferers and actual patients amongst the poor, uneducated and the vulnerable. ACO will commence it operations from its London headquarters and systematically roll-out to African countries based on the independent assessment of a variety factors such as levels of need, awareness and the state of health care system in each country.

Please visit www.africancancer.org

Find a Job in Africa- Opportunities across Africa (www.findajobinafrica.com )

Various vacancies and consultancies across Africa in all sectors for details on the opportunities and how to apply visit www.findajobinafrica.com


Statement of opportunity for investment partnership in The proposed Makerere Africa Institute of Sustainability (MAIoS); a new vehicle for taking Africa into an Ecological Age

The Vice Chancellor, Makerere University/Forum Chair Professor Livingstone S Luboobi reveals his plans to help transform the University into a new thinking and direction through sustainability leadership development strategy aimed at taking Africa into an Ecological Age.

Professor Luboobi has opened up an opportunity for investment partnership with the private Sector and other development partners in Makerere Africa Institute of Sustainability (MAIoS), project; a new vehicle for taking Africa into an Ecological Age.

Programme brief :
A MAIoS programme is tailored for early and mid career professionals from any professional background and nation.The Institute's languages of instruction and learning will be African languages, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili and; Preference shall be given to sustainability focused programmes in environment, natural science, engineering, business management, policy studies, social sciences, agriculture, public health, and economics among others; Training cycles may range from one week training to a three-year maturity leading to award of certificates, diplomas, Masters and PhDs; Off campus training through workshops, seminars, conferences and in-company boardroom lectures will be encouraged; Faculty Exchange Programme (FEP) within and outside the partnership to promote information sharing, knowledge transfer and experience sharing will be at the fore front of MAIoS; North-to-South and South-to-South student educational exchange and sustainability will be part of the programme.

Proposed linkages:Regionally, MAIoS will link with other Universities and colleges in East and Central Africa. Internationally, MAIoS will link with institutes of sustainable cities in Thames Gateway, UK, and Dongtan China.

Conclusion:To improve and promote sustainable development in Africa, The need to set up training programmes that help achieve sustainable livelihoods and transition to sustainable society. A flexible and adaptable work force equipped to meet growing environment and development problems is key in Africa.

Potential investors are encouraged to join hands with us in this endeavour. When the central environmental question shall be posed to our generation: What did you do to mitigate climate change, the global food crisis and threats of diminishing fossil fuels? We hope to answer: Through MAIoS we equipped and empowered such leaders from among our graduates to save the One Planet Earth!

For full information , please contact Professor Livingstone S. Luboobi, Vice Chancellor, Makerere University Email: vc@admin.mak.ac.ug

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