Obulala na Amani


Nigist Ethiopian Restaurant
                     12424-118th Avenue.


                          (780)566-7997

Come on down to an African Party  Easter Weekend, it's going to be a blast!  Bring your friends and come have Fun!!
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                                                                                              Nyama Choma+mandazi ($ 5.00)
WHEN:   March 30th, 2013, Saturday.                                                                            TIME:   9:00PM à DAWN.
FEE:   $15.00 dollars.
MUSIC:  By Super African Intermix DJ ( Wine Gyal ).
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CONTACTS:  

  • Nina Matanda: (780)807-6462 / (780)566-7997

SECURITY RESTRICTLY ENFORCED

Jambo!

Join StartUpAfrica and Aid Kenya Foundation at the Dining for a Cause-Mombasa gala event scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Emrald Flamingo Hotel, Shanzu Road, Mombasa from 6p.m. -11p.m.
The event includes a keynote address, professional and business networking, entertainment/dancing, delicious meals, silent auction and door prices, but more importantly, it is an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of orphan and vulnerable children by investing in their future through education.
Proceeds raised from the gala go towards supporting the established Mission of Hope Children's Center/Milalani Community School that will educate, shelter, feed, and care for 154 orphaned and vulnerable children, from Milalani Village, Malindi, 120 Kilometers North of the Port City of Mombasa, Kenya.
Tickets can be purchased through MPesa at 0722233234 (Armstrong Ongera, Executive Director, Aid Kenya Foundation or 0720173265 (StartUpAfrica).
For questions about the event, sponsorships or tickets, please contact us at <info@startupafrica.org> or 0720173265 or Aid Kenya Foundation at <aidkenya@gmail.com> or 0722233234.

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DONATIONS:

Any Voluntary Donations can be sent by WU or  wire transfer to the following Bank Account:-

A/C Name: AID KENYA FOUNDATION
A/C No. : 082-1430151
Swift Code: BARCKENX
Bank: BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA
Branch: Haile Selassie Avenue,Nairobi,Kenya


ABEINGO 5TH AGM WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26 2012. click here for details

VENUE: RIPPLE CENTRE, 121-125 RIPPLE ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 7FN

TIME: 4-6

SUMMER PARTY: 6- ONWARDS

COME ONE COME ALL


ST.MICHAEL`S EPISCOPAL CHURCH,WAYNE NJ CELEBRATES OUR KIDS IN KENYA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 2012 AT 9.30AM

YOU ARE INVITED to join us for an unforgettable lively event featuring professional Kenyan musicians and dancers,along with a presentation about Our Kids in Kenya Orphanage,followed by delicious native Kenyan food [chapati, ugali and samusa]. St.Michael`s started and began supporting this Orphanage when the Associate Priest Brother David Esipila came to our Church from Kenya nine years ago. We are responsible for the spiritual, medical, schooling and physical welfare of these wonderful children. Our goal is to support them through high school; 20 children are currently enrolled in the orphanage located in Kakamega, Kenya. St.Michael`s Mission committee meets frequently to help the highly qualified staff with guidance, ideas and direction. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime, multicultural free event. St.Michael`s is located at 1219 Ratzer Road at Hinchman Ave.Wayne,New Jersey. Call 973-694-1026 Ext.10 for more information.


royal african society

The role of the Diaspora in promoting healthcare in Africa conference

9th December 2011, 9am-5pm

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

For further details, CLICK HERE

chini ya mti

Ugandan Convention UK


I am pleased to inform you that on the 27th August 2011, Ugandan Convention UK (UCU) Association will be hosting the first ever Ugandan Convention in the UK targeting the Ugandan Diaspora at Troxy, London.

The convention will give businesses from Uganda and the Diaspora a chance to exhibit and showcase different services and investment opportunities.

Presentations will include the following topics: -

- Uganda’s investment opportunities in Regional development; Commercial and real estate properties; Tourism; Gas and Oil; Northern Uganda, utilizing the New Southern Sudan

- Job Opportunities

- Legal requirements in establishing a business in Uganda

- Banking and Access to finance in Uganda

There will be an after party with entertainment by some of Ugandan famous artists such as Bebe Cool, Mesach Semakula, Zuena, to name but a few.

Please visit http://ugandanconventionuk-autohome.eventbrite.com/ to register or www.ugandanconventionuk.org for more information.
Do not hesitate to contact me at r.lutalo@ugandanconventionuk.org should you have any question.
1st Ugandan Convention UK 2011
www.ugandanconventionuk.org


Inauguration of Revd Eugeniah Adoyo in Harwich, England

I would like to invite all Abeingo members to my inauguration as a Team Vicar in the Harwich Peninsular Churches on Monday 13th of December 2010 at 7:30pm. The Service will be held at All Saints Church, Main Road, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 4HT . The nearest train Station is Harwich International or Dovercourt. I would very much look forward to your presence there.

With love from Revd Eugeniah Adoyo


Arlene Wandera


Nasio Trust


ABEINGO COMMUNITY NETWORK

 

GENERAL MEETING

 

In accordance with Article 3 of the Articles of Association of Abeingo Community Network, TAKE NOTICE that a General Meeting of Members of the Company will be held at the Holy Cross Church, Cromer Street, London WC1H 8JU (3 minutes walk from Kings Cross St Pancras Station) on Saturday, 8 May 2010 at 2.00 pm. for the following purposes:

AGENDA

To consider and if thought fit to pass a SPECIAL RESOLUTION set out in the Schedule to this Notice.

 

BY ORDER OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Dated 6 April 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE IN REGARD TO THIS SPECIAL RESOLUTION

The objective of the proposed amendments to the Company’s Articles of Association is to introduce a new category of membership “Ordinary Members” which will be renewed annually. A member who holds ‘ordinary membership’ will be free to upgrade to life membership at any time by paying the applicable fee. The effect of the amendments proposed is to make it affordable for more members to join the Company.

It is advised, that, in accordance with Articles 21, 22 and 23 of the Articles of Association of the Company, each Life Member is entitled to appoint a proxy to vote on his/her behalf. Any Life Member wishing to appoint a proxy should complete the form below and return it to the Secretary not less than 48 hours before the time of holding the meeting. 

 

 

ABEINGO COMMUNITY NETWORK
I,……………………………………………………………………………………………………

of…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Being a Life Member of the above named Company, hereby appoint

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Of……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

as my proxy to vote for me and on my behalf at the General Meeting of the Company to be held on the  8th day of May 2010 and at any adjournment thereof.
   
As Witness my hand this ………….. day of ………………….,2010

 

 

 

 


ABEINGO COMMUNITY NETWORK

 

The schedule referred to in the Notice of the General Meeting of the Company which is to be held on 8 May, 2010.

SPECIAL RESOLUTION
THAT
(a)  Article 1 be amended by introducing “Ordinary Members” - mean the members comprising  persons from the Abeingo community by birth, adoption or marriage”  between “Life Members” and “Associate Members”

  1. Article No. 2 (c) deleted in its entirety and the following new Article 2 (c) be substituted in the place thereof:

 

2. (c)    There shall be five classes of Members of the Company, namely:

(1) Life members comprising the management committee and persons of Abeingo descent, ancestry, or connections through marriage or adoption.

(2) Ordinary members comprising persons of Abeingo descent, ancestry, or connections through marriage or adoption.

(3) Associate members comprising friends of Abeingo from any ethnic background or race.

(4) Affiliate members comprising any charitable or corporate
      organisation that shares the company’s vision

(5) Honorary members. This will be conferred upon individuals or organisations that have made a substantial contribution to the cause of the company.


CREATING WEALTH THROUGH MODEST SAVINGS AND PRUDENT INVESTMENTS.


Organized by the Abeingo Community Network (ACN), with the financial sponsorship of  Big Lottery Fund, UK.
CLICK HERE to reigster

Date: Saturday 1st May 2010.
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Room 4, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ (Opposite Euston Train Station)
Objectives of the workshop:
Overall, the workshop aims to inform East Africans living in the United Kingdom, their friends and investors about the investment opportunities in East Africa, and benefits of the existing trade/business relations   between East Africa and the United Kingdom.
Specifically, the workshop will:

  1. Inform the participants of the wide ranging opportunities for business/trade between the United Kingdom and East Africa, and the investment opportunities in East Africa.
  2. Inform the participants about the Capital Markets in East Africa and how to make a start with modest financial resources, and possible sources of business financing for small and medium businesses.
  3. Inform the participants about the different models of cooperative savings and investing.
  4. Develop an investment strategy that will supplement existing initiatives on encouraging entrepreneurs to invest in the East African Community countries.
  5. Create an electronic forum through which participants and the UK – East Africa public will continue to share and exchange business/trade/investment information in the East African Community countries, and the possible partnerships with the UK business community.

Expected Outcomes:
The workshop is expected to produce the following outcomes:

  1. An informed cadre of business people who will champion increased investments in the East African Community countries.
  2. A body of knowledge about the available investment and trade/business/investment opportunities between the East African Community and the United Kingdom as well as the available possible private sector and government support for in this endeavour.
  3. A Business strategy that will motivate and encourage investment in UK – East Africa businesses,
  4. An active information “e-sharing and exchange forum “that continuously stimulates business discussions between entrepreneurs interested in the East African community market.

Deliverables:

  1. A workshop report.
  2. A business strategy to guide the “Way Forward”

Topics that will be covered:

  1. Investment opportunities in the East African Community countries.
  2. Possible business financing opportunities.
  3. Government support to investors in the East African community countries.
  4.  Private sector support for business ventures in the UK and the East African community countries.
  5. Models for cooperative savings and investing.
  6. The workings of the Capital Markets with particular reference to the East African Capital Markets.

A detailed workshop programme will be e-mailed to registered participants prior to the workshop.
Speakers:
The workshop will benefit from the knowledge and wisdom of:

  • Investment bankers from some of the leading banks in London,
  • Leading individual business persons who are already investing in the East African market.
  • The trade representatives of Embassies and High Commissions of the Eat African community countries,
  • Business promotion consultants and charities based in London.

Booking places.
The maximum number of participants to the workshop is limited to 20. It is open to any person of any nationality who may wish to know about, or participate in investing in Eat Africa, or take advantage of the existing lucrative UK- East African business opportunities. Spaces on the workshop will be given on a “first come first served” basis, and electronic registration to participate should reach the Secretary Abeingo Community Network at secretary@abeingo.org not later than the 24th April 2010. To apply for participation, please DOWNLOAD and complete the attached form.
Participation is free of charge. Snacks and light refreshments will be served during the workshop.


Mali Ngumu


Maina Kanyora


Genge comes to Germany


Jua Kali in Kakamega


Sauti Sol


abeingo women


africa cup


jiikaze women


african achievers awards
Nominations are invited for the African Achievers which will take place on May 15 2010. For details click here.


abeingo women eventabeingo


ODM UK ANNUAL CONFERENCE (A.G.M.), 31 MAY 2009

 

 

ODM UK announces that the next Annual Conference, effectively the Annual General Meeting of Members, will be held on Sunday 31 May 2009, between 2.30p.m. and 5.30p.m. at Jimi’s College & UK Immigration Centre, 1st Floor, Apex House, Fulton Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0TF.

The Conference will cover the following, among others:

  1. Election of NEC officials, both those whose terms will have ended and others as provided for in the Constitution.  These include: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, Organising Secretary, Deputy Organising Secretary, Publicity Secretary, Deputy Publicity Secretary, Legal Secretary, Gender Secretary, Deputy Gender Secretary, Youth Affairs Secretary, Deputy Youth Affairs Secretary, and 4 ex-officio Members.
  2. Ratification of changes to constitutional clauses 3.2.c and 5.1.e to align them with changes to constitutional clause 2 approved by the last Conference held on 27 July 2008.
  3. Addressing various matters of concern to members

Only fully paid up members will be allowed to vote at the Conference, or otherwise take part in the nominations of National Executive Council members preceding the Conference.  Therefore, to either renew your annual membership, or join afresh, please click the Join ODM UK link at the left of the page.

Under the terms of clauses 5.9 and 5.10 of the Constitution, nominations of members for any of the above elective posts to be filled at the Conference must be received by the Secretary General at least 21 days prior to the Conference meeting date.  That means duly completed nomination forms, including a proposer, a seconder, consent of nominated member and nomination fee, must be received by, tentatively, 10 May 2009.  Nominations, addressed to the Secretary General, should be sent to info@odmuk.org.uk.


CALL FOR PAPERS - 2nd Kenyan Diaspora Investment Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. CLICK HERE for details.


May 23 2009:

Theatre: CUT OFF MY TONGUE by Sitawa Namwalie at the Hampstead Theatre on Saturday, May 23 2009 from 7pm. Click here for details.


Careers in Africa Recruitment Summit will be held in London between May 22 - 25, 2009. Click here for details


OBAMA NIGHT IN LONDON

Obama Bash in London, UK Clebrations on 5 th December at the Dartmouth Arms, 162 Bidder Street, Canning Town, London, E16 4ST. There will be Nyama Choma and African Music. Charges £5 per head. 2200hrs to 0600hrs. Contact Jo for any further details on 07908 658 734 


AFRICA HIV POLICY NETWORK ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date:                       Friday 3rd October 2008

Time:                      09.30AM - 16.00PM

Venue:                     The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, The County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road , London SE1 7PB

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Mariama Kamara

Office Manager

African HIV Policy Network

New City Cloisters

196 Old Street

London EC1V 9FR

Tel 020 7017 8910

Fax 020 7017 8919

Web www.ahpn.org, www.nahip.org.uk


halala

HALALA USA CONFERENCE 2008 &
PRE-INTERNATIONAL LUHYA CONFERENCE/ BOSTON USA

Dear Luyhas 
We are inviting all Luhya organizations, individuals around the world to attend our Halala USA AGM/Conference on (Saturday) August 16th, 2008 in (Boston, MA) and thereafter review the proposed draft and develop a planning committee to start working on the international Luhya Conference in Kaka mega.  
Please accept this as an official invitation and confirm your participation to us at your earliest convenience.   
For AGM details on the please visit our website http://www.halalausa.org/ or contact us bellow.

CONFERENCE GOALS.


The conference hopes to achieve the following:
Status of the internally displaced Luyhas today, specific to poverty & Economic development.

Explore specific ways to fold the divergent Luhya sub-

tribes into one monolithic community that would promote
the tribe’s common interests.
.Facilitate a greater understanding of the Luhya culture and heritage.

·Form a resource network for Luhyas worldwide.

·Foster unity among the diver’s people of Western Kenya.

·Help rebuild the dilapidated social structures in Western Province.

·Provide a forum to discuss issues that affect the Luhya

Diaspora.

·Harness the opportunities offered by the American society

to better the lives of those in Kenya.



·Select a representative task force that will carry out

the recommendations of the conference including mobilizing resources of Luyha IDPs’

·Review, discuss and adopt welfare proposals for Halala
USA members.

·Review, discuss and adopt projects to be implemented by

. Halala USA in the year 2007-2008 to help improve the Life’s of those in Western Kenya.

·Propose specific recommendations to move forward.

·Ratify the Halala USA Constitution.

·Elect Halala USA officials.


KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Professor George Luchiri Wajackoyah:
Professor Wajackoyah is a distinguished international comparative lawyer who studied law in both UK and USA. He practiced Immigration law in UK and European Court of Human Rights in Europe and currently teaching law in the US. He is a motivation speaker, and a human rights activist. Please read his profile in abeingo.org/site. We are appealing to all Luhyas worldwide and friends of Kenya to attend the function. 

LUHYIA NIGHT
Our Luhyia night festivity has been scheduled for Saturday starting from 6pm-10pm. Each participant will pay $25.00 for admission. It’s our annual fundraising event for the organization that gives members an opportunity to share and participate in their cultural events at the closing of the Conference.
Luhyia night booklets were sent to all the states where Halala has been established.

PARTICIPATION FEES.
Please be advised that the hosts are asking all participants to pay $150.00 per individual and $250.00 for couples. That amount covers the following,

  1. Two nights in a shared hotel accommodation [3-4 people a room].
  2. Meals.
  3. Meeting place.

For those living in Massachusetts and prefer to come directly from their homes will contribute $75.00 each for the cause.  Please note that all payments made during the AGM must be received cash.

 

VENUE
For those traveling with spouses or families and require some privacy please call the hotel in advance and make some reservation directly at
 HARTHORNE SUITES- 978-256-5151 or on the web www.hawthorn.com
Please remember to ask for Halala Conference discounted rate.
Should you have any questions related with the above arrangements please feel free to call me at – 617-959-9887 or send me an email at conference@halalausa.org
 
Sincerely,

Makokha Odongo, Conference Director 

Halala Conference, 2008
P.o Box 7, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
United States of America.
E-mails:
Project_kenya@yahoo.com
Conference@halalausa.org
Web: http://www.halalausa.org/
Tel +1617-959-9887
       +1978-204-1510


rootszangu


Africa Regional Conference on MDGs and Disability

Regional Conference to be held on September 14th to 19th 2008, in Nairobi, Kenya

AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND DISABILITY

Pan Afric Hotel, Nairobi Kenya

14th to 19th September 2008.

Organizers:

ECUMENICAL DISABILITY ADVOCATES NETWORK (EDAN), SECRETARIAT OF THE AFRICAN DECADE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (SADPD), AFRICAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ACDF) AND THE UN MDG CAMPAIGN OFFICE FOR AFRICA

AIM: To enhance the capacity of leaders from disability and development sectors on effective mainstreaming of disability in MDGs in African countries and to provide knowledge, increase competence and strengthen organizational advocacy strategies and networking skills.

We would like to announce and to invite participants to the above Conference which will bring together leaders of the disability movement, professionals and service providers together to interact in discussion on the MDG campaign, implementation and the implication to persons with Disabilities. The Conference is organized on the backdrop of the fact that 2007-2008 marks the halfway point to 2015, the year set for the achievement of the MDGs and the observation that the campaign and implementation work going on is yet to recognize Disability as a sector that need specific attention.

2007-2008 also marks the coming into force of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).  It has been widely acknowledged that one of the shortcomings of the MDGs has been the exclusion of persons with disabilities.  Taking this into account, the UNCRPD was drafted to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities into the development agenda.  In the light of this, there are consistent referrals to the combating of conditions of poverty affecting persons with disabilities and especially their situation in the context of developing countries. Over 80%% of the 650 million persons with disabilities live in the poorest parts of the world.  This means that over 20%% of the poorest people globally are persons with disabilities. 

For the MDGs to have real significance, they cannot ignore those living with disabilities.  As James Wolfensohn, the former president of the World Bank has pointed out: “Unless disabled people are brought into the development mainstream, it will be impossible to cut poverty in half by 2015 or to give every girl and boy the chance to achieve a primary education by the same date.
 
Although persons with disabilities have organized groups which are involved in disability advocacy, awareness and lobbying on other pertinent issues of concern to them, there has been very little interaction with the MDGs campaign and many of them are not aware of it. They are not a consideration in the regional strategies as currently spelt out and implemented. They have continued to be left out of the Campaign relegating them further to marginalization. They therefore cannot engage their governments in this regard. It is necessary that they get involved.

This reality has brought about the need for the Secretariat of African Decade of Persons with Disability (SADPD), Ecumenical disability advocates network EDAN, African Community Development Foundation (ACDF) and UN Millennium Campaign office to partner in a project to facilitate an engagement to bring about the disability factor in all aspects of the MDG Work. This project has among other things the purpose to set in motion capacity building as well as inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities and their organizations in the mainstream campaign activities. The ultimate purpose is to facilitate a process to build a strong disabled person’s organisation DPOs to ensure that the voice of disabled persons will be heard and taken into account in all sectors of national MDG development.

The continental conference was originally expected to bring together a limited number of disability leaders from all over Africa associated with the work of the Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities and the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network. The number was limited due to resources but we have received recommendations that the conference should be opened up for a wider participation.  This announcement is therefore an invitation to persons with disabilities, DPO’s, Service providers and professionals   especially those involved in development and issues of MDGs in various Regional Network to this conference.  It is also an appeal to individuals and all regional organizations to sponsor those in their networks who can ably take the information back to their countries. Anticipated expenses within Kenya including airport transfers, Conference facilities, accommodation and full board for five days per person is 1,000 US Dollars. This figure does not include the air fare from the port of departure to Nairobi.


The organizing Committee has very limited scholarships to go to a few leaders in the Disability movement as this will facilitate key leadership meetings that will take place alongside and after the MDG Conference. Those in this category are requested to make their applications which will be considered on need basis and early application.

The Conference is as indicated above planned to take place at the Pan Afric Hotel Nairobi, Kenya between 14th and 19th September 2008. The first three business days programme beginning in the morning of Monday, 15th September will be devoted to knowledge dissemination, interactive discussions through workshops and development of advocacy strategies for inclusion in the MDG campaigns and implementation. The last two days will be devoted to the work of the Decade for persons with Disabilities and its relationship to development in the Region. A programme and other information materials will be sent later but those interested are requested to fill in the attached registration form and send it back to facilitate further planning.

Participants who are not in the Decade network and would like to experience a little of the Kenya tourism including group organized game drive may take this option provided there will be enough of them to make a group and that they will have informed us in good time. These arrangements are not part of the conference and their expenses are not included in the figures given for acommodation and board during the conference. Those interested may request for separate information in that connection.

For details, contact:

Bob Awuor

Executive Director, African Community Development Foundation

Email: bob.awuor@acdf.org

OR

Executive Secretary
    Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN)
    P.O. Box 22
    00200 Nairobi
    KENYA
    Tel: +254-20-4445837
    Fax: +254-20-4445835
    E-mail:  info@edan.or.ke


ODM UK ANNUAL CONFERENCE (A.G.M.), 27 JULY 2008

ODM UK announces that the next Annual Conference, effectively the Annual General Meeting of Members, will be held on Sunday 27 July 2008, between 2.30p.m. and 5.30p.m. at Jimi’s College & UK Immigration Centre, 1st Floor, Apex House, Fulton Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0TF.

The Conference will cover the following, among others:

  1. Ratification of changes in ODM UK’s Constitution since the last Conference.  To review the applicable constitutional clauses, please click the Constitution link at the left of the page.
  2. Ratification of ODM UK NEC officials co-opted since the last Conference.  Officials being presented for ratification include: Musa Ndengu – Vice Chairman, Gatheru Rwamba – Vice Chairman, Ezekiel Mengech – Secretary General, Gillian Raini – Treasurer, Frank Nzioka – Deputy Treasurer, Hezekiah Owili – Deputy Organising Secretary, Laura Opondo – Youth Secretary.
  3. Election of additional NEC officials, as provided for in the Constitution.  These include: Gender Secretary, Deputy Gender Secretary, Deputy Publicity Secretary, Deputy Youth Secretary, Member and Member.
  4. Addressing various matters of concern to members

 

Only fully paid up members will be allowed to vote at the Conference.  Therefore, to either renew your annual membership, or join afresh, please click the Join ODM UK link at the left of the page.

 

Under the terms of clauses 5.9 and 5.10 of the Constitution, nominations for members for any of the above elective posts to be filled at the Conference must be received by the Secretary General at least 21 days prior to the Conference meeting date.  That means nominations, including a proposer and a seconder, must be received by 6 July 2008.  Nominations, address to the Secretary General, can be sent to info@odmuk.org.uk or personally presented on 6 July 2008, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at 2nd Floor, North Hyde House, Western Road, Heston, Middlesex, UB2 5NS.

 

For the positions of Vice Chairmen and Treasurer, the nomination fee accompanying the nomination form, is £100.  For all other positions the nomination fee is £50.

 

The Nomination Form can be downloaded by clicking on the link in this sentence or visiting www.odmuk.org.uk/nominationsform2008.pdf.


LATEST:

POLE VISIT TO NORAH GITU IS HEREBY POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FOR FOR INFORMATION CONTACT SHAD BULIMO ON 07727 693 840


 

POLE VISIT TO NORAH GITU

DATE: 26 MAY 2008

TIME: 2.00 PM

ABEINGO CHAIRMAN, JUVENAL SHIUNDU WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ABEINGO TO JOIN HIM IN PAYING A VISIT TO SAY POLE TO NORAH NGARI WHO LOST HER FATHER IN KENYA RECENTLY. THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 26 MAY AT 2.00 PM. TEH ADDRESS IS 312 MANFORD WAY, CHIGWELL, ESSEX IG7 4AD. THOSE WISHING TO COME MAY CONTACT THE SECRETARY, SHAD BULIMO ON 07727 693 840 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.


 

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

TRINITY TERM 2008

 

 24 April 2008

 Mr Alex Bush, Help Age International, UK

 Ageing research, policy and practise in sub-Saharan Africa:

 an NGO perspective

 01 May 2008
 Professor Robert Cumming, University of Sydney, Australia
 Ageing and health in sub-Saharan Africa: reflections of an
Australian epidemiologist in Uganda

 08 May
 Dr Lucie Cluver, Social Policy and Social Work
 “Makhulu” or “Mama”? Grandparenting in the
 context of AIDS

 15 May
 Professor Armando Barrientos, University of Manchester
 Researching Ageing, wellbeing and development:
Research Challengesand Policy Issues. 
 A South / South comparison—Brazil / South Africa.

 22 May 2008
 Ms Gloria Chepngeno Langat, University of Southampton
HIV/AIDS and older people living in urban areas:
 a case of older people in Nairobi City’s slums.

 29 May 2008
 Professor Sjaak van der Geest, University of Amsterdam
 Resilience and the whims of reciprocity in old age:
 an example from Ghana

 05 June 2008

 Professor Adesola Ogunniyi, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 Ageing in Africa: emerging medico-social challenges—

 a Nigerian perspective

 

 12 June 2008

 Professor Vera Roos, North-West University, South Africa

 Older Persons’ experiences of drought: Applying the MMOGO™

 method to explore indigenous knowledge practices.

 

The Oxford Institute of Ageing hold Seminars every Thursday throughout Term, from 12:30 to 2.00 p.m.
Manor Road Building, Seminar Room G

+++++++++++++++++++++

African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN)
http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/africa.html

 

Jointly coordinated by the Oxford Institute of Ageing (OIA) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

 

1. Background

  1. Africa’s population is ageing.  The next few decades will see exponential increases in the number of those aged 60+ from currently 45.7 million to 183 million in 2050, while their population share will rise from currently 5 to 10%. In many countries an even sharper ‘ageing’ surge can be expected if the AIDS epidemic – and the disproportionate death of younger and middle aged adults – continues.
  1. However, the fundamental questions of how social change has, and will impact on the intergenerational relationships and societal institutions that shape the situation of older people, and what implications population ageing will have for development processes and perspectives -  are issues that the as yet small and fragmented African research community on ageing has hardly begun to address.

 

  1. Yet, there is an urgent need for research to answer these questions: 

First, to provide a scientific basis to promote and inform policy development to ensure the well-being and enhance the capacity of older people and ageing societies at present and in the future.

Second, to enable Africa to gain a much fuller understanding than so far exists of the experiences and implications of individual and population ageing in its societies in the context of rapid social and economic change.

 

2. What is AFRAN?

  1. The African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN)  is a unique collaborative network that brings together African and international institutions and individuals from academia, policy and practice.  It was established in April 2005 to address the substantial gaps in ageing research, and to promote coherent directions for research and training on ageing in Africa over the coming years.
  1. AFRAN is endorsed by the United Nations Programme on Ageing as an essential partner in furthering the Research Agenda on Ageing and implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in the Africa region and is recommended to become a standing committee of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

 

3. AFRAN Purpose and Core Aims

    1. AFRAN’s main purpose is to act as a coordinating mechanism for fostering African research and training on ageing, and as a platform for forging partnerships and exchange between institutions and bodies in the North and South. 
  1. AFRAN’s two core goals: (1) to develop and expand African research and training capacity on ageing, and (2) To conduct collaborative, high-quality policy-relevant, national or cross-national research, on substantive priority questions relating to ageing and health, poverty, HIV/AIDS and the family in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

  1. AFRAN will pursue these goals, initially over a 5-year period, through an integrated programme of activities comprising:
  2. Research
  3. Policy-Research Dialogues
  4. A step-wise capacity building, training and curriculum development agenda
  5. Web-based information sharing and exchange
  6. Production of publications

 

4. AFRAN Organization

    1. AFRAN is jointly coordinated by the Oxford Institute of Ageing (OIA) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). CODESRIA, headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, is the leading social science research council, and the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production and social science training in Africa. The OIA is pursuing a programme of research on global ageing and is fully committed to the belief that the production of high quality, strategic research -which informs and is informed by good policy and practice- will lead to a greater understanding of societies as they age and ultimately to better lives for older people.

 

    1. AFRAN’s activities are guided by an elected 7-member steering committee of African scholars and civil society representatives.
    1. Membership to AFRAN is open and encouraged for anyone engaged or interested in research on ageing issues in Africa or among African populations and currently includes 40-50 Africa-based individuals and institutions from Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Senegal as well as European and international researchers.

 

Charity Event
organised by Nina (Neera) Markanday for her chosen charity
Blind & Visually Impaired Children of Thika School in Kenya
and for Cllr. Jean Lammiman Mayor of Harrow’s Special Appeal 2007/08 in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

Details of the Event:

Date:                           Saturday 12th April 2008

Time:                          6.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Venue:                        Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow
                                    Use of Council Chamber & Members’ Lounge
(Plenty of car parking space)

Programme                 Presentation by the Mayor of Harrow
Details:                       Inauguration by a Lord from the House of Lords
Presentation by the First Secretary, the High Commission of Kenya

Master of                   Presenter from the Sunrise & Kismet Radio Stations
Ceremonies:               (T.V. crew may be there to provide coverage)

Entertainment:           Light film songs and ghazals, folk dance, kathak classical
(All Indian) dance, stick dance, Gujarati folk dance & Bhangra

Food:                           3 Course veg and non veg Indian food

Drinks:                       Red and white wine, bottled water and soft drinks.

Ticket Price:               Only £20.00 per head for all above

DEADLINE FOR BUYING TICKETS IS 7TH APRIL 2008

DRESS CODE:      SMART

For tickets and further information please contact mobile: 07751338589 (please phone ASAP due to the event getting closer i.e. 12th April 2008). THERE IS NO TICKET SALE AT THE DOOR.

***Please buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment***


THINGS FALL APART - HISTORIAN ON AFRICA WANTED

Dear All,

I will be producing a Radio 4 programme on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. The programme will transmit on Thursday 5th June. I am keen to have an African historian in the programme who can give the historical context to the book, published in 1958, a time when decolonisation was starting on the continent with Ghana having gained its independence in 1957. The story itself is set in the 1890's, a decade or so after the Scramble for Africa commenced and I would want a historian to give some insight into how colonialism was impacting on in Africa and Nigeria at the time. Please note, I am not necessarily looking for someone who will talk about the book as I will have others performing this role. 

I can be contacted by email shown below to discuss this further.

I am on leave after tomorrow for 2 weeks.

Kindest regards,
Elizabeth 

Elizabeth Idienumah
Radio Features
BBC Radio Scotland
Room 3.05
40 Pacific Quay
Glasgow
G51 1DA
Email: elizabeth.idienumah.01@bbc.co.uk

The Royal Commonwealth Society invites you to a panel debate:
 
Kenya: What Route to Peace?
 
Wednesday 20 February, 6pm
At the Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AP
Speakers:
Joseph Warungu, Editor, Focus on Africa and Network Africa, BBC World Service
 
John O. Oucho, Marie Cure Chair, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, Warwick University
 
Max Caller CBE, Member of Commonwealth Observer Group for Kenya 2007, and Electoral Commissioner, UK
 
Wangui wa Goro, Writer, translator and human rights activist*
 
Patrick Smith, Editor, Africa Confidential and Africa-Asia Confidential*
 
Chair: Laurence Cockcroft, Chairman, Transparency International UK*
 
The post-election violence and political deadlock in Kenya has shocked the world.
 
Due to the urgency of the humanitarian and political crisis engulfing Kenya, the RCS is hosting this debate to bring together experts to discuss issues surrounding the crisis and debate strategies for resolution and rehabilitation. 
 
In light of the historical foundations to the current crisis, this debate will ask: what is the route to peace in Kenya?  Should Kenya strive for peaceful compromise or truth and justice?  And how can such humanitarian and political crises be prevented from recurring?
 
The event will also focus on the role of the Commonwealth, particularly as a promoter of democracy and of human rights, and how it can help negate the regional repercussions of this national political crisis.  The role of the Commonwealth Observers Group (COG) in monitoring the Kenyan election will also be examined. 
 
This will be a highly participative discussion, with a focus on informal roundtable debate and full audience involvement. 
 
Admission is free but it is essential to register in advance. 
To book a place please contact Imogen Mathers on 020 7766 9235 or imogen.mathers@rcsint.org
 
For more information on RCS events please go to www.rcsint.org/events/.

CHINUA ACHEBE’S THINGS FALL APART:  A BIRKBECK SYMPOSIUM

17TH MARCH, 2008, 9.30 am- 5pm  AND

PUBLIC LECTURE 18TH MARCH 2008

Tuesday 6pm

 

When Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart was first published 50 years ago it singularly put African literature on the international literary map.  To mark this historic event,  we are holding a one-day symposium and a Public Lecture on the novel at Birkbeck College, University of London.  The two events will bring together academics, students and the Community at large to share their experience of Achebe’s novel.

 

Professor Simon Gikandi (Princeton University) will give the keynote address at the symposium entitled: "On Things Fall Apart: The Novel as a World Historical Event"

The symposium will be held on Monday, the 17th of March 2008 in ROOM B33, MALET STREET, WC1E 7HX, from 9.30pm to 4.45pm.  (£10 AND £5 STUDENTS/UNWAGED)

 

Professor Ato Quayson (University Toronto) will give a Public Lecture, "For Achebe: Postcolonialism and the Concept of Tragedy"  at 6pm, Tuesday 18th March, 2008 in Room 532, Malet Street.   (FREE)

 

Offers of 20 minute paper presentations at the Symposium are welcome.

 

For Information Contact either:
·        Dr Mpalive Msiska, School of English, Birkbeck, email: m.msiska@bbk.ac.uk 
·        Simon Upton, email: s.upton@bcsu.bbk.ac.uk 
·        Ekua Agha, email:  lagha01@students.bbk.ac.uk 
REGISTRATION FORM
THE PUBLIC LECTURE IS FREE TO ALL, BUT THE SYMPOSIUM WILL REQUIRE A SMALL CONTRIBUTION OF £10.00 FOR EVERYONE AND £5 STUDENTS AND UNWAGED (All Cheques addressed to Birkbeck College)
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KENYA DEMONSTRATION ON JANUARY 11, 2008
FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY

What has happened in Kenya is BIGGER THAN Kenya; it’s BIGGER THAN THE WORLD COMBINED, BUT IT IS NOT BIGGER THAN GOD AND WE MUST SEEK REFUGE IN HIM.

PLEASE JOIN US IN THE DEMONSTRATION FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY, AS KENYANS IN THE DIASPORA AND ITS SUPPORTERS PROJECT THE VOICES OF THE KENYAN CHILDREN AND CITIZENS AS THEY PLEAD FOR A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT THAT WILL GRANT THEM PEACE AND JUSTICE.

KENYANS FOR JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY (KJD) WASHINGTON, DC GROUP HAS ORGANIZED A PEACEFUL RALLY AND THEREAFTER A PRAYER SERVICE THAT WILL TAKE PLACE THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2008, AT THE FOLLOWING VENUES:

  1. U.S. CAPITOL HILL (WEST FRONT GRASSY AREAIN FRONT OF THE LONG STAIRS) – FROM 10 AM (PROMPTLY) TO 12 NOON (WE WILL BE RECEIVED BY OUR CONGRESS REPRESENTATIVES AS WE ADDRESS OUR CONCERNS AND DEMANDS IN HELPING KENYA REACH A MEDIATION POINT TO RESTORE PEACE IN KENYA).

 

NOTE: Since the U.S. Capitol Hill will be hosting – five other non-related demonstrations scheduled for each hour, on that same day, IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO MATCH OUT.  The Capitol Police is trying to maintain order to avoid clashes on the streets since other demonstrators will be WAITING on both sides of the streets (Constitution Ave and Independence Ave) as we disband.  The Capitol Police has requested that we disband our demonstration at noon and either walk normally as other citizens to the next venue (State Department) or take the Metro.  THIS IS GOING TO BE A BUSY DAY FOR THE CAPITOL HILL – SO PLEASE RESPECT THEIR LAWS.  The good side is our group has been given two hours to demonstrator as opposed to the one hour allocated to the other groups.

  1. STATE DEPARTMENT – Since there is heavy construction at the State Department, FOR OUR SAFETY the DC Police will only allow the Group Leaders and some of the protestors (NOT EXCEEDING 100) to proceed to the State Building, since the sidewalk cannot hold more than 300 plus demonstrators that have confirmed will attend the demonstration.  The REST of the demonstrators will wait at the adjacent park next to the State Dept Building, as the Leaders address and present our documented concerns.

 

  1. KENYA EMBASSY – The demonstration will conclude at the embassy of Kenya.  However, we will proceed to Silver Spring, MD, at Bethel Church for PRAYERS.
  1. PRAYERS – BETHEL WORLD OUTREACH CHURCH www.bwomi.org

    8252 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 588-8099
    Get directions

ORANGE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

odm

IDA ODINGA TO ADDRESS KENYANS IN LONDON ON 24th November 2007

PRESS RELEASE

Mrs Ida Odinga, Kenya’s prospective First Lady is scheduled to visit the United Kingdom from the 23rd November 2007. This is an exploratory trip to meet ODM supporters resident in the UK. Mrs Odinga, wife of Hon Raila Odinga, Presidential Nominee on the ODM ticket, is a business woman, gender activist, National Treasurer of the League of Kenyan Women Voters and co-ordinator of the Langata Constituency Women Group.

Mrs Odinga is credited with having initiated the NARC Women’s Congress, an organisation that has ever since been associated with the number of women appointed to several administrative positions and elected/nominated as members of Parliament. “The First Lady should be a role model to all women in the country.  There are so many issues in Kenya that the First Lady can use her position to resolve.  She is the face of the country’s women.  She must earn respect by what she does and not demand for it”, says Mrs Odinga.

Other than being a political partner to the prospective President, from the campaign trail to State House receptions, Mrs Odinga will be talking to Kenyans on how she intends to use her title to effect social change and highlight issues relating to women and indeed all Kenyans in the Diaspora. While in London, Mrs Odinga will be joined by ODM Women supporters from German and will be hosted to media interviews and meet women from leading UK charities to cultivate support and increase visibility for ODM as a party poised to effect meaningful social change in Kenya.

On Saturday 24th November 2007 from 2pm, Mrs Odinga will be the Chief Guest at a dinner function at the Sangam Centre 210 Burnt Oak, Broadway Edgware Middlesex HA8 0AP. Dinner to be served from 5.00 pm

Entry tickets will be selling at £50 per head.

George Muruli
Publicity Secretary

For further information please call: 
079 20562954.   
07903246048
07940715093
07908016531

£35 CASH FOR AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME

Do you want to earn £35 cash for participating in an important research project?

If you were born overseas and have been living in Britain for more than five years (or three years if you are married to a British citizen) you might be able to take part.

We would like to speak to a range of people about their experience of coming to Britain and living here. We also want to talk about your views on applying for British citizenship, even if you’ve decided that citizenship is not for you.

The interview would take an hour and would be held at a time and place to suit you. It would be conducted in strict confidence and all interviewees would remain anonymous.

If you fall into any of the categories above, are interested in participating and are available to be interviewed before the end of November 2007, please call Olivia on 020 7401 4056.

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A MIRACLE FROM GOD

Do you want Kalonzo Musyoka to join your favourite candidate?  See if you can persuade him!

V I P INVITATION

You are cordially invited to attend an exclusive Dinner on Thursday 25th October 2007 from 6pm to 10pm.

Rembrandt Hotel
11 Thurloe Place
Knightsbridge
London
SW7 2RS

Speakers will include Kalonzo Musyoka ODM-K Presidential Aspirant, among others

Topics will include:-

  • Changing Kenya’s destiny for ever
  • Unveiling of a unique unity pack
  • Creating of Kenya’s political environment and economic change
  • Witnessing history being made and most of all asking questions that you want answered over a meal and a drink in an excellent environment.

Come and hear for yourself:-

  • A strategic purpose for Kenya’s social and economic salvation for the best possible outcome
  • An unstoppable mission to govern Kenya with the highest standards
  • A new exciting, challenging and empowering vision

Every issue will be on the menu including:-

  • Economy, Security, Nationhood, Ethnic diversity, Education, Citizenship
  • Business in the Disporas, Environment etc etc.
  • And what next????????????

COME             if you want to persuade him to join your favourite candidate
COME             if you are Kenyan
COME             if you are a friend of Kenya, an in-law of Kenya & supporter
COME             if you are an investor
COME             if you have a question
COME             if you have a suggestion
COME             to witness

Dinner will be £50 per person.  Please call:-

R.S.V.P:-         Mrs Esak         -           07920562964,
Mary                -           07920562953
Mrs Toya         -           07920562949

To book a private talk with Honourable Kalonzo Musyoka and the rest of the Guests, please ring:-
                                               
Mrs  Esak        -           07920562964
Mary                -           07920562953
Mrs Toya         -           07920562949

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED SINE DIE - editor

Assistance is being sought from all
Well Wishers of Ambassador (Dr) David K A Kikaya
and are invited at
No.2 Warrens Shawe Lane,
Edgware,
Middlesex, HA8 8FX

On Saturday 27th October, 2007, from 1.00pm onwards
for support through Fundraising and Prayers.

     Prof  Kikaya is currently campaigning for a Better Kenya Life and is a
  Prospective Member of Parliament (MP) candidate for
Saboti Constituency,
Kitale, Trans-Nzoia District, in the
Coming Kenya’s General Elections 2007.

   Financial support in whatever form and amount
is welcome and will be appreciated
*
You may donate to A/C: No. 80261823 – Barclays Bank
 Sort Code: 20-29-37
Colindale Branch, UK - (A/C.Name: David Kikaya)
*
            Or Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd
          Westlands Branch
          A/C NO: 1037663
          A/C NAME: David Kenda Adaka Kikaya

Website: www.kikaya2008.com

Reply Contact:   Neccy Kikaya :   +44-7949-115470
                             Or               :   +44(0)207-387-4949

AFTER THE WEDDING IT'S TIME FOR PARENTS TO GO BACK HOME
Andrew Makhuwa and Agnes Ndege are holding a farewell party at their home in Bermondsey, London on Saturday, October 20, 2007 to bid bye to their parents, Lucia Ndege and Mrs Yuanita Ouko who can't bear the cold of England no more. They are going back home after witnessing the successful marriage of their children on 28th September 2007. If you would like to attend the function, give Andrew a call on 07908 684 245. If you missed the wedding, CLICK HERE to view photos

Andrew's mum, Mrs Lucia Ndege

lucia ndege

Agnes' mum, Mrs Yuanita Ouko

Mrs Yuanita Ouko

ODM WOMEN CONFERENCE POSTPONED

ODM UK is sorry to announce the postponement, until further notice, of the ODM Women’s Conference scheduled to commence the evening of 28th September 2007 and concluding on 29th September 2007.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Yours sincerely

For and on behalf of ODM UK

Isaac Aluochier

Chairman

ODM UK


IN AID OF KHWISERO WATER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Sunday 23 September 2007

I'm taking part in 'The Grand Walk', a 50km walk for charity in support of the Microloan Foundation (MLF) who provide microfinance services (small loans) and business training to groups of women in Africa which, in turn, helps them feed, clothe and educate their families. Donations made specifically for my walk will be directed to my family-run charity, Khwisero Water Development Project (KWDP), as our charity operates in partnership with the MLF.

 
Visit my Justgiving.com fundraising page - http://www.justgiving.com/walkingforkwdp.
 
It'd be grand if you could help me make a grand on 'The Grand Walk' in support of our charitable endevours. Donating via my fundraising page is simple, fast and totally secure.
 
Thanks, that's grand!
 
Boko Inyundo
 
- For more on the Microloan Foundation and 'The Grand Walk' click here:
http://www.microloanfoundation.org.uk/pages/content/index.asp?PageID=125
 
- For more on KWDP click here:
http://www.kwdp.co.uk/

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Thursday, 20 September 2007

KALABASH KENYA    
In conjunction with African Liberation Support Campaign Network (ALISC)
Awareness through documentary films and music
7pm - 2am
@ The Salmon and Compass
58 Penton Street, Angel, N1 9PZ

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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28 and 29 SEPTEMBER 2007

ODM UK WOMEN CONFERENCE DATE:

VENUE: Resource Centre

2nd Floor

North Hyde House

Western Road

Heston

Middlesex

UB2 5NS

CLICK HERE TO SEE DETAILS AND SLIDE SHOW

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Unveiling of Nelson Mandela Statue
11am Parliament Square
London

Wednesday 29th August 2007
After a 6-year relentless campaign, a statue of Nelson Mandela is finally to be placed on Parliament Square .
The Mayor of London has fought long and hard - alongside all those who supported the placing of a statue of Nelson Mandela in central London - to make sure the statue was given its rightful place in a prominent location.
Nelson Mandela's unflinching leadership of the struggle against apartheid not only succeeded in overthrowing this despicable racist system in South Africa but inspired all those struggling for justice across the world.
Come to the Square on Wednesday morning to show support and to join in celebrating this historic moment and honouring this great stateman and all those who contributed to the fight against apartheid and against racism.  The bulk of the square is open to the public and there will be viewing screens.
The actual unveiling is at 11am but you are advised to arrive well in advance of that - i.e. around 10am.

Christine Matambo
International Affairs, Mayor's Office
GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, More London Riverside
London, SE1 2AA
T: +44 20 7983 5780
F: +44 20 7983 4890

 

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15.09.07: YOUTH CAREER WORKSHOP IN LONDON. Click Here for Details

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ODM NOTICE:
ODM UK Branch to hold Executive Committee Meeting on 15th September in Birmingham. For details contact interim chair, Charles Bosire Onyiengo on: charlesonyiego@yahoo.co.uk

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VP, Moody Awori

 

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POSTED 7 AUGUST 2007

VICE PRESIDENT MOODY AWORI TO ADDRESS KENYANS IN UK


aworiKenya’s Vice-President H.E. Dr. Arthur Moody Awori is scheduled to address Kenyans living in the UK on Sunday 19th August 2007 at the Cumberland Hotel.
The visit will focus on the Government’s Vision for the Kenyan Diaspora and the Reforms Agenda; and signals the Government’s commitment to harnessing the skills and resources reposed in Kenya’s Diaspora.
The meeting will be an interactive session and will provide an opportunity for Kenyans in the UK to critique Government policies affecting their welfare and offer their informed suggestions.

WHEN:                         Sunday August 19th 2007
WHERE:                       Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W1A 4RF
TIME:                           17:00 HRS

 

ALL KENYANS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

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Posted: 12 July 2007                                                 

 
www.africarecruit.com                                  www.cfdnetwork.co.uk
Topic: Engaging Diaspora Skills in the labour market of their home countries: Opportunities and Challenges
Date: Thursday 12th July, 2007
Time: 9am-5pm
Venue: The National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Regent's Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL.

 

I am contacting you on behalf of AfricaRecruit and Connections for Development (CFD) to invite you  to the above-mentioned workshop .

The overall aim of the workshop is to harness the capacity and capabilities of the Diaspora in career professional opportunities in home countries.  It will provide information on the skills base that exists in the Diaspora and identify opportunities across sectors in home countries. This will facilitate transfer of skills through formal employment. The workshop will also highlight the value in volunteerism.

The Diaspora are playing an increasing role in diverse employment sectors in their host countries and increasingly, their home countries hence reversing the tide of the brain drain. There is however a greater need for increased and continued mobilisation and engagement of Diaspora skills in their countries / continents of origin as there exists still, needs for skills and opportunities for the Diaspora engagement.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Rise in the level of professionals and skilled personnel going back to their home countries to fill up suitable opportunities 
  • Information access to various opportunities
  • Understanding the challenges of the Black & ethnic minority communities in seeking and securing jobs in home countries
  • Shared learning on the challenges and opportunities available in home countries
  • Interactive workshop for engagement
  • Highlight the value in volunteerism

Target Audience

  • High-level Human Resources personnel from organisations with presence in target countries 
  • Recruitment agencies involved in international postings 
  • Skilled graduates, and other professionals resident in the UK

Invited Confirmed speakers and Organisations:

·        Shell International UK
·        Victor Banjo, Chief Human Resources Officer, Virgin Nigeria
·        Chinwe Umealo, Procter and Gamble
·        Joan Nwasike, Acting Human Resource Management Adviser  / Adviser, Caribbean Desk, Commonwealth Secretariat
·        Kuria Muchiru, Chief Operations Officer  PriceWaterHouseCoopers Africa Central
·        Beatrice Ochieng Human Resource Manager Reward and Business Processes. Horn East and Central Africa, Oxfam
·        Ritesh S. Doshi    
·        Jacquie Muhati, Senior Marketing Manager, Europe & North America, Banking, Finance, & Insurance Division, Marcus Evans Group
·        Alache Ode, Voluntary Service Overseas
·        Clinton Foundation
·        Sacha Chan Kam, International Organisation for Migration
·        Elizabeth Ebua Diaspora Volunteer

Outcomes:

  • Profile of BME with prospects of seeking employment in home countries- present or future
  • Outline of challenges, opportunities and recommendations
  • Provide a report on findings
 
How to register:

Attendance is free however all delegates wishing to attend must complete the attached registration-survey form and return it to onome@africarecruit.com to confirm attendance. Further details avaliable online at www.africarecruit.com

 

Regards

Aramide Akidele
Africarecruit
18 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5LU
Tel: +44(0) 20 7024 8224
Fax: +44(0) 20 7024 8201
E-mail: aramide@africarecruit.com


WEBSITES :
 
www.findajobinafrica.com - Job Vacancies and Opportunities in Africa
www.africarecruit.com - Events, Reports, Newsletters
www.africadiaspora.com  - Africa Diaspora Investment
 
FUTURE EVENTS:
 
Engaging Diaspora Skills in the labour market of their home countries: Opportunities and Challenges , July 12, 2007, London. For details visit www.africarecruit.com
 

 
  
"AfricaRecruit one of The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) big achievements for just 4 years"
The Journey So Far NEPAD Secretariat June 2005
 
 

Posted 16 May 2007

Kenya Development Fund Corporation
We Shall be holding a Consultative and update meeting for Kenya Development Fund Corporation (KDFC) in Partnership with DOMINION Group who are revolutionizing Asgricultaural Transformation in Africa, on 19th May at :

 
Winsor Park Cummunity Centre
Beckton
London
E6 6WG
 
 from 3-5pm
 
You are invited to come and listen to presentations on aims and objectives for involvement of Diaspora.
 
Calvin Burgess, The Group CEO for Dominion Farms will be here in Lodnon at a date to be announced as a follow up to previuos visit last feb, 19th.We paln to have a Conference later in London this august where the whole project will be discussed as well as progress report on achievements so far.
 
Dominion is implementing Rice, Maize and other vcrop Farming in Lake Victorias Wetlands in Kenya, Yala/Budalangi area, and expending Agricultural extension services to the rest of Kenya and East Africa, later the rest of the Continent.
 
Please pass word around ans invite your friends to come.
 
Joseph Okumu
Chief Coordinator,
UK
Tel: 07981987520
Fax: 05600736657

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Posted 26 April 2007

Kenya High Commission Newsletter

Please see below a link to the Kenya High Commission Newsletter available via the official website www.kenyahighcommission.net or via the official newsletter webpage http://khcnewsletter.co.uk

If you would like to receive a FREE hard copy of the newsletter; then send us your physical address via newsletter@kenyahighcommision.net or by using the comment form on the newsletter webpage. Please tell us on the comment form or by replying to this email what you think about the newsletter and any suggestions for the future.Enjoy your reading

Editor KHC Newsletter
contact email:<newsletter@kenyahighcommission.net>
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Ivestment invitation

MONDAY 23 APRIL 2007 AT 6.30 PM

ICT AND OUTSOURCING TO KENYA

The Kenya High Commission and the Kenya Club are organising a one-day business seminar on ICT AND OUTSOURCING TO KENYA to be held on Monday 23rd of April 2007 at 6:30pm at the Thistle Hotel, Charing Cross. Hon. Mutahi Kagwe, Minister for Information and Communication will be the main speaker. The Minister will brief the seminar on steps the Government is taking to promote and market Kenya as a fast growing outsourcing destination. The seminar is expected to be attended by representatives from the outsourcing industry in United Kingdom and Kenya ICT professionals resident in UK.

The seminar is a follow-up to the Kenya Diaspora Investment Conference held in December last year in London. It is part of the Government’s strategy to entrench Kenya’s regional-hub status through development of “call centres’’ and back office operations for data entry for the coordination of marketing and customer care activities for both local and international companies.

The Minister will also highlight measures being taken towards development of IT software and hardware industries including supply of IT associated equipment, development of new high tech service-based industries such as e-commerce, e-education, and e-agriculture. Other issues to be discussed include development of financing schemes geared at lending to ICTs specific projects and provision of consultancy services on ICTs research and development, technology, market analysis and business development.