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AfricaRecruit Diaspora Newsletter

May 2008 | Vol. 3 Issue 1
Published by AfricaRecruit


a.. Call for Proposals 2008- Remittances (Closing date 30th May 08!!!)
b.. BEM (Bordeaux Management School) is going to be the first French business school to open a campus in Africa
c.. Women And Youth Services (WAYS) Uganda a non-profiting making organization
d.. PWC Africa and many more organisations across Africa currently recruiting visit www.findajobinafrica.com
e.. International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA) and National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa seeking to engage Diaspora skills in Africa’s science and technological projects


a.. Ghana Business and Investment Exhibition Saturday 14th June 2008, 12pm – 8pm Porchester Hall, London United Kingdom
b.. Investment opportunities flourishing in Delta State Friday 27th June 2008 9.30 – 4.00pm Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road, London United Kingdom
c.. GPA Conference Saturday 5th July London United Kingdom
d.. 4th Science & Technology Conference and 3rd Nigeria Diaspora Day, 23- 27 July 2008 Calabar Nigeria
e.. The first Moroccan recruitment event in North America October 11th 2008 Montréal Canada
f.. Let’s Meet Africa and Do Business 2008 Netherlands

Call for Proposals 2008- Remittances

The International Fund for Agricultural Development, a specialized agency of the United Nations, in partnership with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, the Government of Luxembourg, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and the United Nations Capital Development Fund are pleased to announce the 2008 call for proposals.

Promoting Innovative Systems and Investment Channels for Migrants Through its US$13 million Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR), this multi-donor fund aims to reduce rural poverty and promote development. The facility will increase economic opportunities for the rural poor through the support and development of international and domestic remittances services that are innovative, cost-effective and easily accessible, for countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Near East.

The objectives of the 2008 call for proposals are to:

a..Improve remittances transmission and access to remittance services in rural areas;
b..Link remittances to financial services and products in rural areas;
c..Develop innovative and productive rural investment channels and opportunities for migrants and community-based organizations.

The FFR will promote strategic partnerships linking non-profit organizations with formal financial intermediaries, money transfer operators, microfinance institutions, financial cooperatives, non-financial institutions, postal networks and philanthropic organizations, among others.

Through a competitive process, the FFR will award eligible institutions with grant financing of up to US$250,000 per projects, which should be implemented within a two-year period. Applicants must provide a minimum counterpart contribution of 20 per cent of the amount requested (or 30 per cent for projects in the Latin America and Caribbean region) of which at least half should be in cash.

Only non-profit organizations are eligible to receive grant financing.

For-profit organizations are strongly encouraged to partner with non-profit organizations for the development of joint initiatives and projects Deadline for application of Concept proposals: 30 May 2008 Finalist pre-selection and request for Full proposals: 11 July 2008 Deadline for submission of Full proposals: 8 August 2008 Selection of finalists: 17 September 2008

Note 1: Dates may vary onward depending on the number of concept proposals received.

For applications, please visit: www.ifad.org/remittances

BEM (Bordeaux Management School) is going to be the first French business school to open a campus in Africa.

After many years of presence in Western Africa through management training programs, BEM, who has positioned itself among the best European business schools, has decided to go further and to open a campus in Dakar, Senegal.

BEM has decided to bet on the great economic potential of this country. BEM’s major responsibility is to teach a high quality business education, in order to provide the African economy and business community with the talents they need.

BEM Dakar offers a complete range of management education programs:

a.. The BEM Dakar Bachelor program trains students with no prior professional experience after a selective entrance exam.
b.. Two Specialized Masters : the Master In Management and the Master ESC Grande Ecole. These Masters recruit students at graduate level with no prior professional experience. These programs give a high level of expertise in specific management disciplines.

To gain practical experience in any field of international management, BEM DAKAR offers various exchange programs with its 69 prestigious university and business school partners worldwide.

Contact the BEM Dakar office
BEM Dakar
BP 25 208 Dakar Fann – Senegal
(+221) 33 869 82 81
(+221) 76 380 12 16
(+221) 76 380 12 14

Women And Youth Services (WAYS) Uganda a non-profiting making organization which has been involved in designing sustainable agricultural projects that enhance the capacity of the rural communities to fight the viscous circle of poverty as well as to contribute to the government poverty eradication initiatives that are targeting the rural poor.

Among the recent projects, which WAYS has designed, is a bee-keeping project for Kayunga district where 97% of the households depend on peasant farming for their livelihoods. They live in extreme poverty that they are not able to meet the basic needs like education for their children, quality medical care and other services. For details kindly visit www.ways-uganda.org

For Jobs in Africa kindly visit www.findajobinafrica.com

International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA) and National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa seeking to engage the Diaspora in its various projects across Africa

Areas of Focus included but not limited to:

a.. Health and Human Well-being
b.. Sustainable Energy
c.. Natural and Human-induced Hazards and Disasters
d.. Global Change
e.. Natural sciences
f.. Engineering
g.. Technology
h.. Research and Innovation Support and Advancement
i.. Astro/Space/Geo Sciences
j.. Biodiversity/Conservation
k.. Nuclear Sciences
To register kindly visit http://africarecruit.com/diasporainscienceandtechnology/index.php

Invites all individuals, professionals, policy and programme managers and interest groups from around the world to participate in a virtual

The Global Dialogue Forum will also provide you with membership to the Global Community of Practice on Health Worker Migration with access to useful and up-to-date information from our libraries including resource materials, a calendar of events, announcements discussion board, and an automatic archive of every email and document sent to that community. This Community of Practice is aimed at bringing together individuals, policy and programme managers, professionals and interest groups from around the world interested in Health Worker Migration.


Ghana Business and Investment Exhibition

Saturday 14th June 2008, 12pm – 8pm Porchester Hall, London United Kingdom

The Ghana Business and Investment Exhibition is the first to take place in London organised by the Ghana Black Stars Network in association with key international organisations.

The Ghana Business and Investment Exhibition strives to increase European private sector awareness and Diaspora interest in the Ghana commercial market.

The Ghana Business and Investment Exhibition is an opportunity for entrepreneurs, businesses and those in Diaspora to look at Ghana as a market for foreign direct investment and potential home establishment. The Exhibition is also an opportunity to promote Ghana’s stability and the country as the gateway to Africa.

Ghana Business and Investment Exhibition objectives

The exhibition aims to:

· Provide a critical assessment of the current Economic and Social environment in Ghana
· Provide its visitors with information and facilities to enter the Ghana commercial market
· Present information on opportunities that exist and are arising in Ghana
· Inspire people to broaden their habitual and work options
· Motivate people to execute their business plans and ideas
· To bring interested parties and organisations together to contribute to Ghana’s economic development

Exhibition agenda

The main event will consist of plenary sessions, private one to one meetings, Exhibition and a networking session. The Ghana Business and Investment exhibition will have a variety of business representatives that are based within or have affiliates with Ghana, exhibiting their company, its services and opportunities available.

Who should attend?

The Ghana Business and Investment Exhibition is aimed at:

· Members of the Diaspora
· Government representatives
· Political analysts
· Opinion shapers
· Banks and other financial institutions
· Development agencies
· Infrastructure companies
· Tourism businesses
· Traders (export and import)
· Media representatives
· Potential investors
· Investment promotion agencies
· Entrepreneurs

For details kindly visit www.ghanablackstarsnetwork.com

Investment opportunities flourishing in Delta State

Friday 27th June 2008 9.30 – 4.00pm Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road, London United Kingdom

His Excellency Dr. Emmanuel E. Uduaghan, the Executive Governor of Delta State will be showcasing the State Opportunities

The Association of Delta State Alumni & Professionals, a social, intellectual, and voluntary organisation of Delta State indigenes, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria resident in the UK – committed to encourage, promote and uphold visible, transparent, responsible, sincere, dynamic and purposeful leadership at all levels of governance in Delta State in particular and in Nigeria in general.

On behalf of the Government of Delta State, Nigeria (The largest Oil & gas Producing State in Nigeria and in Sub-Saharan Africa), The Alumni & professional Association do cordially invites you to an International Conference / Seminar showcasing Delta State and the many Investment opportunities that abound in the State.

Delta State in Nigeria is lavishly blessed with abundant Human, Mineral and Natural resources. The state is arguably the most endowed in Nigeria and with all possibility in sub-Saharan Africa.

The lists of opportunities in Delta State for foreign investors are endless. Delta State beckons on all Potential Investors wherever they may be…. Do take advantage of the rare investment incentives and opportunities that will be provided to your business courtesy of the Government of Delta State, Nigeria and you will be glad you did. You are very Welcomed to Delta State (The Big Heart).

Speakers and Topics include:

a.. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan – Executive Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Delta State & the Niger – Delta as it relates to the Nigeria economy
a.. Chief Peter Orubebe – Hon Minister of Special Duties (Presidency) – Special Guest Why invest in Delta State? The Delta VISION 2010.
b.. Dr. Emmanuel E. Uduaghan - Executive Governor of Delta State Shell and Economic Development of Delta State: Sustainable plans for Now and Future Development. (Chairman of Shell Petroleum International)
c.. Presentation & information Packs by Delta State Commissioners for Information
d.. Presentation by the Delta State Commissioner for Finance & Economic Development
e.. Presentations & information Packs by Major Nigerian Banks and the Nigerian Stock Exchange

For full details of the conference and how to register contact

Kemmer B. Emina President: Association of Delta State Alumni & Professionals (UK).

Email: kemaemina@hotmail.com

East Africans Reaching Out

Saturday June 28th 2008

University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Forum Conference Center, Chicago USA

East Africans Reaching Out (EARO), a joint initiative of the East African national community associations in Chicago, United Kenyans of Chicago NFP (UKC), Tanzania Community Association - Midwest USA, Uganda Community Association of Chicago land and Midwest Rwandan Community Association, we are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to you to attend our Exposition and Conference. For details kindly visit http://www.chicagokenyans.org

GPA Conference 2008 and Awards Ceremony Saturday 5th July

London United Kingdom

GPA Africa Policy Group brings together Ghanaians and Africans who share in the goal of transforming the African continent into the new frontier of business and sustainable development.

This year’s conference is themed “Promoting a Paradigm Shift: Leadership and Business in Africa”

Venue: Royal Lancaster Hotel, Bayswater, Lancaster Terrace London W2 2TY

Welcome address by His Excellency Annan Cato Ghana High Commissioner to the United Kingdom with key note address by Mr Kofi Annan (tbc) on The Leadership Development Challenge – The African Perspective

Other invited VIP/speakers/participants include

a.. Sir Sam Jonah- President Jonah Capital
b.. Dr Mo Ibrahim- Founder Mo Ibrahim Foundation (tbc)
c.. Dr Ekow Spio Garbrah- CEO Commonwealth Telecommunications
d.. Dr Alhaji Bamanga Tukur- Chair NEPAD Business Group, Executive President Africa Business Roundtable

Developing Global Leadership a challenge for Africa

a.. Nkosana Moyo- Managing Partner Actis Africa
b.. Isaac Osei- CEO Ghana Cocoa Board
c.. Margaret Nwanakatwe- Managing Director Barclays Ghana
d.. Alex Banful- CEO GSMF Foundation
e.. Eric Osei- Senior Business Development Manager LDA
f.. Charles Buckman- President The Fathers House Foundation

Developing Young Talent into Visionary Leaders of Tomorrow

a.. Dr Patrick Awuah- Founder and President Ashesi University
b.. Kwame Kwei Armar- Actor, writer and playwright
c.. Mawuena Dumor- Corporate Services Executive MTN Areeba
d.. Ken Ofori-Attah- Executive Chairman Databank Group
e.. Komla Dumor- Presenter BBC World Service

Women in Leadership: A case for Africa

a.. Ellen Sirleaf Johnson- President
b.. Samia Nkrumah- Journalist and Broadcaster
c.. Gifty Afenyi Dadzie- Residential Adviser Ghana
d.. Celine Loader- Group Brand and Communications Director United Bank for Africa
e.. Prof Wangari Maathai- Noble Prize Laureate and Founder The Green Belt Movement
f.. Hon Oboshie Sai Cofie- Minister for Tourism and Diaspora Relations
g.. Janet Narh Presenter Broadcaster, Journalist Ben TV

For details and how to register visit http://www.gpaawards.com/more.html

4th Science & Technology Conference and 3rd Nigeria Diaspora Day

23- 27 July 2008 Calabar Nigeria

Registration for the 4th Science & Technology Conference and 3rd Diaspora Day is now open online at the following link http://www.fmst-nnvs.com/index.php?option=com_facileforms&Itemid=27 or by visiting the official event website www.fmst-nnvs.com (click on registration) The 2008 events will take place 23- 27 July 2008 at the Tinapa Business Resort in the historic City of Calabar, Cross-River State of Nigeria.

The first Moroccan recruitment event in North America.

October 11th 2008

Montréal Canada

Lycom, a recruitment firm, is honoured to announce the organization of the first Moroccan recruitment event in North America.

The event constitutes a major opportunity for Moroccan students, graduates and professionals to explore career opportunities in Morocco, to get their questions answered and to facilitate their reintegration in Morocco.

The objective of the job fair is to allow Moroccan and international firms operating in Morocco to be known in North America, to link with the highly skilled Moroccan professionals and to assist them in their search for talents to keep up with the strong economic growth.

The visitors of the job fair will have the opportunity to:

a.. Interact and search for internships and full time positions in Morocco
b.. Establish strong contacts with the managers and human resource directors of the most prestigious Moroccan firms
c.. Allow students, graduates and professionals to take part in different presentations and information seminars
d.. Ending ceremony with outstanding guest speakers
For registration, please submit your resume at: www.careersinmorocco.com


Convention and Exhibition, this coming November, in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

A recent press release has been attached for further clarification. I would like to submit a listing for this event on your website. Please advise the procedure for submitting a listing. For more detailed information on this convention please visit the website www.oavm-africa.com


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