+44 1494 256483

Events

Humanity & Inclusion

More than one hundred guests and supporters crowded into The Speaker’s Room at the House of Commons this month to hear the new UK International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt salute the work of Handicap International as it celebrates it’s new beginnings with a new name. HI became Humanity & Inclusion on January 24th to better reflect…

Read More

Winning Gold At The Skills Olympics

In a world where youth unemployment continues to rise it has never been more important to help people get technical and vocational training. And that’s where the impressive Worldskills organisation comes in. I was delighted to be invited by Worldskills to take part in their Skills Olympics competition in Abu Dhabi where I saw more…

Read More

The Future of Africa is in Good Hands

The fall of Robert Mugabe has put African leadership in the spotlight. Questions have been asked again about why this old generation of Leaders like Mugabe have failed their people repeatedly. One person trying to change that is Fred Swaniker, the Ghanaian entrepreneur, who’s created the African Leadership Network which aims to develop three million…

Read More

Honoured To Be At Cambridge Africa Society!

Earlier this summer I was invited to chair a panel at Cambridge University’s Africa Society. The Africa Together conference covered a lot of topics and its at events like these where you’re reminded of the talent and energy of Africa’s young people and the continent’s great potential. I was flattered to receive this beautiful plaque…

Read More

Our Education Charity Launches In Africa

Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA) is a new charity we’ve set up to help transform the education of young people across the continent. Last week we had our launch event in Nairobi with a discussion evening on “Talent in Africa.” ESSA aims to join up everyone investing in education in Africa by providing better data,…

Read More

Stepping Out To Educate Poor Children

This summer social entrepreneur Nyasha Gwatidzo will set out to walk 300 miles across Zimbabwe to raise £20,000 for the orphans she supports. It’s the latest step on a social entrepreneurial journey that began with a £800 redundancy package which she used to set up an organisation to help children’s homes and fostering agencies partner…

Read More

The Legacy of Komla Dumor Lives On

As I prepare to fly to Nairobi to work with some young African journalists my thoughts turn to that great giant of African Journalism Komla Dumor who died almost three years ago. For African journalism students there is no better role model than Komla. He reported extensively across the continent for BBC World News and…

Read More