Community Engagement & Development Programme

This is a partnership community engagement programme between Next Step Initiative and Police Scotland on engaging African and Caribbean young people, their families and to build their capacities on how to deal and tackle health and wellbeing issues of cyber crime, drugs and legal highs

How to make your world safer!

Youth Leadership on how to tackle

Cyber Crime, Drugs, Legal Highs

Interactive and Social Event at:

Africa House

Next Step Initiative

10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday 20 February 2016

Radio & TV Debate & Discussion

Includes

Music, Dance, Performance

Employment Opportunities

Networking

Prizes to Win

Free Food & Refreshment

 

Topic

Time

Length (min)

Introduction

10:00

15

Cyber Crime

10:15

45

Networking & Recruitment

11:00

15

Dance Competition

11:15

30

Networking & Recruitment

11:45

15

NPS (Legal High)

12:00

30

Lunch

12:30

60

Debate

13:30

45

Networking & Recruitment

14:15

15

Competition

1430

30

Music

15:00

30

Close and questions

15:30

30

We continue to develop and support over 150 African Housing Forum  members through our strategic partnership with Wheatley Group to ensure African and Caribbean tenants living within the group have a voice on how services are shaped and delivered. We have been able to achieve the following following outcomes;

  • Improve Wheatley Group services by ensuring they are better tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of the African Communities/households/tenants living within Wheatley Group accommodation
  • Enhance accountability to the African residents and communities living within Wheatley Group stocks by establishing a voice for the Africa Communities/tenants via The African Housing Forum
  • Enable African residents and African Communities within Wheatley Group accommodation to enhance their skills, competence and quality of life via the Internship Programme
  • Build Social Capital within the African community for the overall benefit of the wider Wheatley Group community
  • Develop better community relations and trust between African tenants/communities and Wheatley Group
  • Ensure the African communities/tenants needs and aspirations within Wheatley Group are reflected in the development and implementation of plans and strategies of Wheatley Group
  • The partnership has enabled joined-up thinking to tackle more effectively the issues the African Communities/tenants living within Wheatley Group are facing, thereby improving the quality of life.
  • Africans tenants are now part of Wheatley Group Governance Structures, we now have an African as part of GHA Board and now a Non Executive Director On Wheatley Group Foundation, On Scrutiny Panel, On Tenant Inspection Participation Panel

Employment Indaba and Entrepreneurial Bazaar

Africa House, 300 Broomloan Road, Ibrox, Glasgow

0930 – 1630 hrs, Friday, 30 October 2015

Download:

Programme African Diaspora Recruitment Employment & Enterprise Conference Indaba

INDABA CONFERENCE BOOKING

Guest Speakers

Humza Yousaf, MSP Minister for Europe & International Development

Sadie Docherty, Lord Provost of Glasgow

Steve Cardownie, Deputy Lord Provost of Edinburgh

Ian MacLeod, Managing Partner Scotland, Odgers Berndtson

Rabinder Buttar, President & CEO Clintec International

 

Presentation at 11:00am: Strategies required to deliver effective placement of higher number of African Scots Diaspora/Ethnic Minority job seekers into sustained and rewarding work to reduce African Scots Diaspora/Ethnic Minority unemployment and to identify best practice to attain successful job outcomes.

Speakers: Prof Adewole Bisi (University of the West of Scotland); Chief Inspector Scott Tees (Police Scotland); Maureen Dowden (Wheatley Group); Ian MacLeod (Odgers Berndtson); Victoria Hollows (Glasgow Museums); Dr Lucas Njenga (CEO, Heart for the City); Steve Cardownie (Depute Lord Provost, City of Edinburgh)

Presentation at 15:10pm: How do we help African Scots Diaspora better understand, participate in and embrace entrepreneurship?

Speakers: Asma Abdalla (NSI); Prof John Struthers (University of the West of Scotland); Dr Verma McClymont (Writer & Poet); Ros Houldsworth (Foundation Scotland); Patrick Mbulu (Voluntary Action Fund); Ayodeji Amos Ogunyemi (Gratz Consulting); Etienne Kubwabo (CEO, Cre8tive Entertainment); Harry Cairney (President, Scotmid)

 

Recruitment, Employment and Enterprise Indaba and the benefits to the African Diaspora in Scotland:

  • Helping Scots African Diaspora better understand policy makers in community engagement, employment and entrepreneurship
  • Taking a big step towards African Diaspora sustainability
  • Harnessing links between African Diaspora & unleash the potential of the Scots African Diaspora
  • Taking significant steps towards delivering equality of opportunities to the African Diaspora
  • Taking a step towards lifting the African Diaspora from poverty
  • Taking a step towards greater understanding of the potential skills and experiences of the African Diaspora in the field of employment and of entrepreneurship
  • Taking a great step towards helping the African Diaspora to understand the needs of the Scottish employers and a better understanding of the enterprise market and the dynamics of the job market

Ensuring Scots African Diaspora inclusion, integration and their contribution to the Scottish economy.

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