WHAT IS THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FORUM?
The African Development Forum is an innovative, SOAS student-driven platform championing African development. We aim to promote international interaction, generate lively thought-provoking discussion and to challenge assumption surrounding development in Africa.
To do this, we hold an annual student-led conference in collaboration with the SOAS Centre of African Studies. We aim to challenge mainstream discourse on African development.
However, as a student-led initiative we rely on the donations to do this.
The theme for our 2017 annual conference will be “ Energy and Agency: Fuelling Africa’s Development'' - focusing on climate change, resource conflicts and women's agency in Africa on Saturday 18 March at SOAS, University of London.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
As a student-led event, we are reliant on donations and sponsorship to deliver our annual conferences.
We need to raise £2,500 to ensure we can deliver our conference in March. We are calling on the SOAS community to support us and to help us to challenge assumptions and celebrate African achievements.
CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS, CELEBRATING AFRICAN ACHIEVEMENTS
As well as hosting a series of panel discussion, our conference provides a safe and open space to allow speakers to discuss the obstacles facing Africa but also to celebrate African achievements and culture. You can see the full programme here.
More speakers to be announced.
The conference will conclude with a drinks reception. There will also be a number of African food stalls as well as arts and crafts stalls located at SOAS available to attendees throughout the day.
MAKE A DONATION:
Whether you are a student, professional, charity, business, development institute or simply interested in African development please support us by donating what you can!
How we will spend the money:
- International travel expenses for our speakers
- Promotional materials
- Event logistics
Have a look at our Premium Reward Scheme for sponsorship and ensure a future relationship with the annual African Development Forum as well as an introduction to the Centre of African Studies.
Help us reach our target and make ADF 2017 the best one yet!
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Register for the conference here !
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