Africa Diaspora and Development Day coming up in London

The African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) will host the Africa Diaspora and Development Day (AD3) 2014 in London at Chatham House on 4th July from 15:00 to 18:00.

Participants at a past AFFORD event

The theme of this year’s AD3 is jobs and security. It will attempt to answer the question: “Africa’s Exploding Youth Demographic: Opportunity or Threat?”

It has been estimated that 12 million young Africans join the job market every year while youth unemployment averages over 40% in most African countries.  

AD3 2014 will be attended by individuals and stakeholders working in economic justice and job creation.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:  Strategies for creating jobs that provide a living wage; Strategies for involving the Diaspora in job creation, for example through Diaspora remittances and bonds; Strategies for up-skilling and capacity-building, and the role for Diaspora volunteering in job creation; and Strategies for focusing on economic justice and developing a jobs alliance.

At the AD3 a series of events will be launched marking AFFORD’s 20th anniversary.  They will focus on a high profile jobs campaign through which AFFORD plans to raise awareness of job creation in Africa as a key route to development.

Those who would like to attend the AD3 2014 are advised to register by sending an email to