A couple of months ago I went to the RSA to participate in a brainstorm for a project they had in the works and I'm so pleased that it is finally live. Diaspora ChangeMakers will identify and bring together the UK's most promising individuals of African origin with a desire to support African communities (on the continent and in the diaspora).
Funded by Comic Relief and Unbound Philanthropy and led by the RSA, the project will run until early 2015.
How it works
There will be a core group of 100 Diaspora ChangeMakers who will undergo leadership development training.
Beyond the chosen 100, there will be opportunities for others to get involved by joining the ChangeMaker's network where they can share ideas, contacts and collaborate. There will also be opportunities to get involved as a mentor or ambassador, supporting less experienced ChangeMakers.
Let's amp up the changemaking!
I know that a lot of you readers are diaspora changemakers in your own right – this could be a great way to meet like-minded people and take your ideas and projects to the next level. If you reside in the UK and want to be part of this project, apply here. If you would like to nominate somebody who you think will benefit from the project, you can do so here. Get cracking – the deadline for the first wave of applications is September 15th.
Visit the Diaspora ChangeMakers website for more information.
Images via the RSA.
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