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October 2017

“Optimizing Actual, Virtual and Circular Diaspora Return.”

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 - Wednesday, 18 October, 2017
Kairaba Beach Hotel Serrekunda, PMB 390 Gambia + Google Map

The government of the Gambia, through the Technical Cooperation Project Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia (MSDG), is organizing executive training programmes for senior civil servants and Non State Actors at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

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Operational Excellence (OpEx™) and the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Saturday, 21 October, 2017
Kairaba Beach Hotel Serrekunda, PMB 390 Gambia + Google Map

The government of the Gambia, through the Technical Cooperation Project Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia (MSDG), is organizing executive training programmes for senior civil servants and Non-State Actors at the Kairaba Beach Hotel

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November 2017

The Gambia in Transition: Governance, Human Rights, and Development

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, 9 November, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

As part of The Gambia's transitional journey from dictatorship to democratic rule, two Gambian diasporans  Dr Abou Jeng and Horeja Bala-Gaye are organising a conference from the 8-9 November 2017 on 'Gambia in Transition' with His Excellency President Adama Barrow delivering the opening remarks.  Guest speakers include; Mo Ibrahim, Founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, The Hague Baroness Scotland, Secretary General, Commonwealth, Uk Mahmoud Ibn Chambers, Head of United nations office for West Africa Proposed…

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Optimising Actual, Virtual and Circular Diaspora Contributions

Saturday, 11 November, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are delighted to kick start MSDG'S series of thematic webinars with 2 to be hosted on 11 November 2017 at 6pm and 9pm (GMT) respectively.  Please join my 1st meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/827280437  You can also dial in using your phone.  United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0097  Access Code: 827-280-437 

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Enhancing the Role of Commercial and Social Enterprises

Saturday, 11 November, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/997068533  You can also dial in using your phone.  United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028 Access Code: 997-068-533 

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The Profitability of Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, 16 November, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Friday, 17 November, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
De Montfort University, 49 Oxford Street
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Global Hands, De Mont Fort University and its partners are organising a two-day summit on the profitability of social entrepreneurship. Speakers will discuss the juxtaposition between social entrepreneurs' motivation to generate work that has a positive impact on society and the need to generate enough income to survive. The conference aims to create a space to show how social entrepreneurship can both do social good and be profitable to those who engage in it. Discussions will also centre on;  Exploring the…

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Enhancing the Role of Alumni, Hometown & Civil Society Organisations

Saturday, 18 November, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Professor Gibril Faal speaks to Alumni, Hometown and civil Society Organisations in order to enhance their roles in utilising and mobilising diaspora to share skills and knowledge transfer initiatives and work towards national development. Speakers include: Tango Community  Development Global Hands Gambia High School Alumni Network Inc (GAN). Saints Alumni  (US and UK Chapter) Kombo Sillah Association Jarra Association UK Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/577098477  You can also dial in using your phone.  United…

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Facilitating Diaspora Participation in Gambian Policy and Elections

Saturday, 25 November, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dear Colleagues, Sat, 25 November 2017 18:00 - 20:30 GMT.  MSDG's 4th webinar on policy and elections will focus on out of country voting for Gambian diaspora communities around the world. Professor Gibril Faal speaks to the people in charge and political activists to find out how and why it is beneficial for the diaspora to be given the right to out of country voting. Please login with the details below and participate. Please join the MSDG meeting from your…

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December 2017

“Addressing the Practical Problems Faced by the Diaspora (Ports and Customs Clearance)”

Saturday, 9 December, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dear Colleagues, For MSDGs 5th webinar, Gibril Faal will speak with Honourable  Demba Jawo Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure,  to address the Practical Problems Faced by the Diaspora (Ports and Customs Clearance). Other panellists joining the webinar include; Joseph Njie - Deputy Commissioner, Technical Support & Monitoring, GRA Sulayman Joof - Secretary General, Association of Customs Clearing and Forwarding Agents Ousman Jobarteh- Deputy Managing Director, GPA “Addressing the Practical Problems Faced by the Diaspora (Ports and Customs Clearance)” Sat, 9 Dec 2017 18:00 - 20:30 GMT  Please…

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