We thank all the partners, speakers, exhibitors and participants who made the 5th African Diaspora Agrofood Forum a success. The event which was excellently moderated by Ms Yentyl Williams,Founder of the ACP Young Professionals Network and an ACP EU Trade reseacher, showed the increasing relevance of African Diasporas in policymaking and transnational economic activities and development. At this virtual event, we had about 130 participants from different countries.
In her welcoming remark Dr Maureen Duru the founder of the Food Bridge vzw, reiterated that there is a role for African Diasporas in the development of Africa, thus there has to be a realignment of strategies to support the growth of African Diaspora agrofood entrepreneurship. Furthermore she also stated the need to explore new ways of linking the remittances of African Diasporas and entrepreneurship for the sustainable development of communities and people in Africa.
Some of the Speakers were Mr Oliveira Gomez, Assistant Secretary General Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, Mr Jeremy Knops DG Coleacp, Mr Raschad Alkhafaji Director FAO, Mr Maxy Ogbede Minister and head of chancery Nigerian Embassy Belgium, Ms Carine Nsodou Director Adept, Ms Elke Briers of King Baudouin Foundation, African Diaspora entrepreneurs and other experts. A full report will be published soon. Here are the links for the full recording -
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