Friday, 24 June 2011

Dear Ayoub,
RE: Communities of Faith, agents of change: How the Diaspora can transform Africa’s


I am writing on behalf of a Royal African Society programme entitled Africa-UK which seeks to increase dialogue between the UK based African Diaspora and UK Policy makers.

Faith Communities have impacted poverty alleviation in Africa through their various NGOs and similar bodies and much of this work is on-going. However, research has identified that a good proportion of the support offered tends to be on the short term.

On Thursday 30th June we are organising a meeting on the role of faith organisations in development – focusing particularly on how Faith Communities in the Diaspora can engage with job and wealth creation and support enterprise, impacting development in Africa. The meeting will take place between 6pm – 8.30pm in the CPA/IPU room in the Houses of Parliament.

The audience will be made up of the African Diaspora members of Faith Communities, Policy makers and friends of Africa. Please circulate this information to your networks to encourage their participation. It is however important for participants to email as below to confirm attendance.

Please confirm your attendance so we can email to you the official confirmation.

Please email your confirmation to:

Yours Sincerely

Anna Vanderpuye Owunne