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.
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 CVandome@chathamhouse.org