Wednesday, 22 May 2013


Something exciting is going to happen and I hope you remember that I told you first.

On 8th June GEEDA (Gender Education and Enterprise Development for Africa) is launching at SOAS, University of London.

They are calling for papers on any of those topics, but the main focus is that it is a gendered discussion and primarily aimed at affecting development in Africa. How can the diaspora help? What can we do? What does Africa want us to do?

Your papers should be around 4000 - 5000 words and hopefully get to them by 30th May. They should aim to address the following questions:

GENDER: Who is defining the roles of African men and women?
EDUCATION: What are we teaching African girls and boys in school?
ENTERPRISE: How are women doing business and making money in Africa?
DEVELOPMENT: What is happening beyond the Millennium Development Goals?
AFRICA: Who is driving development on the continent?

Obviously I'm just telling you now so if you would like to submit a paper but you don't think you can make that deadline tweet me @thebellower or email Nathalie Montlouis at

This is NOT a diaspora only initiative. If you live in the continent please also contribute. Whereever you are in the world if you have an opinion please share it. That's how we move forward.

Thanks peoples!!!

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