A summary of our project
We are raising money to host the inaugural UoN Africa Summit. It will create a platform for key issues and potential solutions to be discussed, over a one day period, by prominent leaders and experts in business and politics in Africa with opinions and thought leadership from the audience.
We are a group of highly passionate students from different departments in the university with interest in the opportunities in Africa and promoting student engagement in discussing, exploring and exploiting these opportunities.
This is the first Africa Summit to be held in the East Midlands. We have decided to be bold in our delivery of the summit by focusing our theme on 'Where is Africa Going?' looking at the High Fives which are the five areas the African Development Bank has identified for development in Africa:
- Feed Africa
- Integrate Africa
- Industrialise Africa
- Improve the Quality and life of Africans
- Power Africa
This event is important as it gives potential leaders of the future the opportunity to meet high profile leaders in the development of Africa, become aware of not only issues affecting Africa but also solutions and most importantly contribute to the discussions that interest them.
In addition, this is important in helping the university to extend their footprint in Africa by opening up unexplored territories in academic interest, scholarship endowments and institutional partnerships for the University of Nottingham.
Where will the money go?
We are expecting to spend £12,000 which will cover transportation and accommodation for our speakers, logistics for the day, technical equipment to run the event, promotional materials and refreshments for all participants. Through this crowdfunding page we are hoping to support our other sources of income to achieve our goal. We hope you feel expectant and encouraged to support us in achieving our goal.
Due to generous donations from alumni and friends through the Cascade Grants Programme, we are able to double every pound up to £6,000 donated on this page. But only if we reach our minimum target of £1,000!
If you support us we will update you on the progress we have made towards the event and also update you after the event.
Find us here
Look out for the release of our website and social media accounts.
Help us succeed!
Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – use the social media buttons to share on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, or on your blog.
We would really love it if you did also donate! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.
If you are a local business in Nottingham and would like to get involved in the event please email us at BB-AfricaSummit@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk