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Those of you who have already connected with me or Collage Network are probably aware of the work I do/did with Pamela McLean and I am currently helping her to organise the event below which may may be of interest to you.
You’re invited to a free event with Dadamac, Impact Hub Westminster and GlobalNet21

Our guest is John Dada on a rare visit to the UK. John is director of Fantsuam Foundation. Its mission is to eliminate poverty and dis­ad­vantage through integ­rated devel­op­ment programs. Its goal is to be the most effective model of integ­rated rural devel­op­ment in West Africa.
Contributors

  • Francis Sealey of GlobalNet21 will chair.
  • Indy Johar will provide a Hub Westminster and global perspective.
  • John Dada will provide a Nigerian per­spective based on his work as director of Fantsuam Foundation
  • Pamela McLean and John Dada together will provide a UK-Nigeria online col­lab­or­a­tion per­spective, based on their work together as Dadamac

We’ll be touching on:

  • Integrated community development.
  • The relevance of the Internet.
  • Local-local and local-global collaboration.
  • Knowledge sharing, col­lab­or­ative learning, and the spread of good practice.
  • Demograhics
  • Young people
  • Employment and unem­ploy­ment, learning and livelihoods.
  • Challenges and oppor­tun­ities for innovation.
  • Possibilities for collaboration

This is a “walking the talk” session which is local and global in scope. The work of Fantsuam Foundation can be seen as an example of genuine asset-based community devel­op­ment (ABCD). There will be big ideas and vision, but everything we cover will be firmly based on practical exper­i­ences in Africa, UK and online. Past and present pro­grammes serve as proof of concept for more ambitious future projects.

For a flavour of John’s work in Nigeria see video clip

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance — prefer­ably before 4pm on Friday.

Book through Eventbrite
or through GlobalNet21 Meetups

I hope you can make it.People in your network are also welcome so please pass on this invitation.
This is an unusual oppor­tunity. I’m excited about it and don’t want anyone to miss out who would appre­ciate the chance to join us.
Hope to see you there!

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