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ARE YOU AN AFRICAN DIASPORA ORGANISATION BASED IN EUROPE?

ARE YOU INVOLVED OR PREPARING INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES TOWARDS A COUNTRY IN AFRICA?

IF SO, THE AFRICA-EUROPE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM IS THE SPACE FOR YOU.

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18 June Gibril Faal Queen's Honours List - press release

Gibril Faal nommé OBE sur la liste d’honneur de l’anniversaire de la Reine:

18 Juin - G Faal Liste d’Honneurs de la Reine - communiqué de presse

2014 AEDP UPDATE

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Transition Project to Start in July 2014

 

Further to the project update circulated in May 2014, we can report that on 5 June 2014, AFFORD and ICMPD held a finalisation meeting with the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). Formalities for the completion of funding arrangements were discussed. We are pleased to inform you that the meeting went very well and it was agreed that the transition project will formally start on 1 July 2014. This is great news and we are very grateful to funders, diaspora practitioners and all supporters for your advice, assistance and patience during the last six months of preparation. In the coming weeks, we will send out more information on action points, activities and engagements.

 

Please keep an eye on the website. It will be re-designed in the coming months, but in the meantime, updates are posted there: www.ae-platform.org 

Thank You,

AEDP, 6 June 2014.

 

MISE A JOUR DE L’ELABORATION DU PROJET

Projet de Transition à Commencer en Juillet 2014

 

A la suite de la mise à jour du projet disséminée en mai 2014, nous pouvons signaler que l’AFFORD et l’ICMPD ont tenu une réunion de finalisation le 5 juin 2014 avec la Direction suisse du développement et de la coopération (DDC). Les formalités pour conclure les arrangements financiers ont été discutées. Il nous fait plaisir de vous informer que la réunion s’est très bien déroulée et il a été convenu qu’il va commencer officiellement le 1 juillet 2014. C’est une excellente nouvelle et nous sommes très reconnaissants aux bailleurs de fonds, aux praticiens de la diaspora, et à tous nos partisans de vos conseils, de votre assistance, et de votre patience au cours des six derniers mois de préparation. Dans les semaines à venir on va disséminer plus amples renseignements sur des points d’action, d’activités, et d’engagements.

 

N’hésitez pas à consulter régulièrement le site-web. Ceci va être redessiné dans les mois à venir, mais entretemps des mises à jour seront y publiées: www.ae-platform.org  

 

Nous vous remercions.

 

PDAE, le 6 juin 2014.

Welcome to AEDP

The Africa-Europe Development Platform (AEDP)

The overall objective of AEDP (formerly known as the European-wide African Diaspora Platform for Development (EADPD) Project) is to promote the contribution of the diaspora to the development of Africa through the creation of a network of the African diaspora in Europe: the Africa-Europe Development Platform (hereafter referred to as "AEP", "AEDP" or "Platform").

The AEDP is a network of African diaspora organisations and networks from the 27 EU Member States plus Switzerland and Norway. Through the Platform, the capacity of the African diaspora in Europe to contribute to Africa's development will be made visible and enhanced. It is an innovative space to share knowledge, accumulate ideas and create strategies together to participate meaningfully in the development cooperation process in Africa. In other words, this Platform allows for improvement in coordination, communication and cooperation of development activities undertaken by African migrant organisations, by sharing information, knowledge and expertise.

Through the Platform, the African Diaspora in Europe can establish links and partnerships with important stakeholders such as European and African co-development organisations, policymakers in the field of migration and development, the European Union and the African Union.

 

AEP AT THE UN HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE

UN Sectratary Ban Ki-moon on Migration & Development at UN HLD

Preparing for the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration & Development

GFMD - Monday 12.05.14 Morning Plenary Session

EU - Africa Overview

Diaspora Advocacy in Central Europe: Panel Discussion: What is Development without Migrants?

African Union statement at the Global Forum Migration & Development (GFMD)

1st AEP Expert Meeting - Background on Ethiopian Diaspora in Germany