26 May 2017 14:00 to 19:00
Alive & Kicking: 5-aside Tournament
It’s time. Time to strap on those shinnies, stretch those aching calf muscles, and pull on the jersey. It’s time for the third annual Alive and Kicking 5-a-side tounament
BCA are teaming up with Alive and Kicking to help raise funds for their charitable works in Africa, sponsored by FBN Bank.
Come and showcase your footballing skills and confirm your organisation's position as best the 5-aside team in the capital!
Date: Friday 26th May 2017
£500 per team
£900 if submitting 1x men’s and 1x women’s team
Food and drink (soft and alcoholic) included in price
The chance to win hand-carved World Cup Trophy
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25 May 2017 12:00 to 13:30
Ghana briefing from the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry
Business Council for Africa and Invest in Africa are pleased to present an exclusive briefing by the Ghana Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry (former Ghana Investment Promotion Centre CEO), Hon. Robert Ahomka-Lindsey. This will be followed by a Q&A session and a networking lunch.
Join us as the deputy minister discusses Ghana's investments prospects, the recent economic hurdles facing the Ghanaian economy and why the country still remains an attractive business destination.
Robert is also an entrepreneur and investment and finance specialist. He is the founder of a number of companies under The Ahomka Group that have businesses in the Investment Advisory Services & Investment Management, Property Development & Management, amongst others.
11 May 2017 8:45 to 10:30
Southern Africa UK Heads of Mission
British Expertise International and the Business Council for Africa are very pleased to be hosting UK Heads of Mission from Southern Africa for a panel discussion and networking. We will be joined by:
Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE, British High Commissioner to Zambia
Fergus was appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia in April 2016. Prior to this role served as British Ambassador to Liberia from 2013-2015. He has also previously served as British High Commissioner to Malawi and Seychelles.
Joanna Kuenssberg , British High Commissioner to Mozambique
She was appointed High Commissioner to Mozambique in 2014. She has previously served as Deputy Head of Mission in Lisbon. Before being posted to Portugal she worked in the Foreign Office Strategy Unit, Prior to this, she led the Foreign Office team handling anti-corruption and other policy matters relating to the private sector. This followed 9 years of EU focussed work.
Caron Röhsler British High Commissioner to Seychelles
Caron Röhsler was appointed as High Commissioner to Seychelles in August 2015. She joined the FCO in 2000, after working for seven years in the then nascent online publishing industry. She has served overseas in Washington DC and, most recently as Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana. In London she held several positions working on Africa policy, including in the FCO Minister for Africa’s private office. She has also worked on the Asia Pacific region, on migration issues, and in public diplomacy.
Jo Lomas, British High Commissioner to Namibia
Jo Lomas has been High Commissioner since September 2015. She previously served as Deputy Head of the Embassy in Sarajevo from June 2011 to July 2015. In the past she has undertaken postings in Geneva and Damascus. Jo has a degree in Political Science from the University of Bristol.
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10 May 2017 14:00 to 15:30
Africa UK Heads of Mission Briefing
The Business Council for Africa (BCA) and British Expertise International are very pleased to be hosting UK Heads of Mission from Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania for a panel discussion and networking. We will be joined by:
George Hodgson, British Ambassador to Senegal
George Hodgson has been British Ambassador to Senegal and non-resident Ambassador to Cabo Verde and Guinea-Bissau since July 2015. George Hodgson joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2002. He has previously served in Washington, Kabul, Islamabad, Brussels and London.
Nic Hailey, British High Commissioner to Kenya
Nic has been British High Commissioner to Kenya since December 2015. Prior to taking up his current position he was Director for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). In that role he had responsibility for all UK policy towards, and operations in, 48 countries across Africa.
Nic joined the FCO in 1997. He has held various positions in the Foreign Office: Deputy Ambassador – Kabul; Counsellor, Political, Economics & Communication Group - Washington; Head of Strategy, Communication & Training Department, FCO Consular Directorate; speech writer to the Foreign Secretary; Private Secretary to Her Majesty’s Ambassador - Paris followed by Berlin; Secondment to École nationale d’adminstration, Paris; and Desk Officer, European Union Directorate.
Sarah Cooke, British High Commissioner to Tanzania
Sarah Cooke has been the High Commissioner to Tanzania since September 2016. Previously, Sarah was the country representative for DFID Bangladesh from October 2012 to 2016.
She joined DFID in 2003 and previously worked as a deputy director in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. In this role she led cross-government strategy projects including development of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, which the UK launched at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in 2002. Sarah has a degree in economics.
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03 May 2017 8:15 to 10:00
Breakfast Briefing with HM Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire
The Business Council for Africa is very pleased to be hosting a Breakfast Briefing with Josephine Gauld, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire.
Josephine was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in 2014. She has substantial experience in African markets, having previously served as Second Secretary in Kinshasa (2004-2007), First Secretary in Abidjan (2007-2009) and Deputy Head of Political Section in Abuja (2012-2014). She has also held several positions in the FCO covering the Balkans, the South Caucasus and the UK’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014.
Josephine has a degree in Italian and Philosophy from Leeds University, a Master’s in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a Diploma in Public Administration from l’Ecole Nationale d’administration (ENA) in France. She also holds a Masters in Political Science and Public Affairs from the University of Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne.
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This event is kindly hosted by FTI Consulting.