2nd African Young Development Practitioners’ Town Hall Meeting
FOCUS: AFRICA: Dilemmas of development work
DATE: Wednesday, 18th July, 2012
TIME: 13.00 – 15.00hrs (GMT) 2pm (Nigerian Time)
HASH TAG: #AfricaTownHall
OFFICIALSTUDYBOOK: Higher Education in Development: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa by Prof Kate Ashcroft and Dr Philip Rayner, published by Information Age Publishing: Chicago in September 2011
The job of the development practitioners has become more sophisticated in addressing enormous developmental issues across the globe over the last decade. However, the growing social impact assessment concerns about most development processes in Africa have most often been linked to low technical know-how in its third sector.
The need to run the voluntary sector with modern (corporate) management methodology has been the major message we have been preaching around Africa for about a decade now. In fact, the roadmap to expertise diagram above was a concluding slide in our Executive Director’s presentation at the 2010 National Young Leaders Peace Summit held at ECOWAS Conference Hall, Asokoro, Abuja-Nigeria. There is indeed a burning need to Synchronize Passion and Expertise for Sustainable Development in Africa just as Mr. Femi Aderibigbe passionately taught at the event. Ensuring Development Practice becomes a viable profession for the sustainability of Africa’s emerging third sector is a cause to which we are all compelled to support.
In this regard, African Young Development Practitioners’ Town Hall Meeting is designed to share best practises, contemporary developmental tools and strategies and initiate a process of professionalising development practise in Africa. The first edition of this innovative village square meeting of African young people in development work held via twitter on the 19th, October,2011 recorded a great success. On one hand it had the endorsement of World Bank demonstrated through Retweets of major discussion. Secondly it secured the support and participation of notable discussants from African Union-Youth Division, West African NGO Network, Nigeria Network of NGO, and Network for African Youths in Development amidst a host others. This edition shall bring together foremost young African social workers, social entrepreneurs, non state actors, third sector leaders, CSR Executives and relative public office holders.
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