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In recognition of the 5th Anniversary of the Constitution of Kenya (CoK) which was promulgated on August 27 2010 the Kenya Diaspora Global Summit scheduled for September 28-30, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey, USA has identified Devolution or “Ugatuzi” and the Diaspora as a focal point and Special Sub-Theme. Pursuant to Chapter 11 of CoK 2010 on Devolution, Kenya embarked on one of the most rapid and ambitious devolution processes going on in the world, with new governance challenges and opportunities. By the Diaspora change agents and leaders organizing by County, it will be possible to channel investments more effectively for the benefit of both Diaspora members as well as County citizens.
Building Consensus Towards Proclamation Declaring the united stand of Kenyan Diaspora on the 2013 Kenyan General Elections.
DIASPORA CONSENSUS BUILDING TIMELINE
Feb 2-9, 2013–General discussions among 1. individual Diaspora members and 2. inter-organizational discussions on the three draft documents 1. The draft Declaration 2. The draft Programme of Action 3.. The draft MOU
All Diaspora members and organization who are desirous of a more purposeful engagement in the 2013-17 period should read the documents and suggest rectification or additions. Your views are requested.
Feb 10th–KDLA Session 15–To formally ratify and adopt the consensus and authorize the beginning of consultations with the selected coalition.
Feb 11-12–Output of final revised and edited documents and signing of documents by represented organizations
Feb 11-12–Tele-consultations with the selected Coalition begins
Feb 13-15–Engagement of Diaspora lawyer in Nairobi to construct legal MOU as well as face to face meetings with representatives of selected Coalitions and representatives of the Diaspora.
Feb 16th–Official Signing of the MOU and Press Conference in Nairobi
Feb 17-March 4th–Diaspora works in unison to campaign for the selected Coalition both online using social media, online media, News publicity, opinion articles, engaging relatives/friends/colleagues at home, as well as press presentations and participation in events, rallies, forums, and carrying out tasks as required by said campaign secretariat on the ground.
March 1-3rd–Help develop and implement the GOTV–Getting out the Vote initiative both online/electronically (deploying the latest mobile Apps), as well as physically across the country.
Love among immigrants of all races can be tricky. Most people where single at the time of migration or married but migrate alone leaving their spouses behind face some changes when it comes to dating. So date locals, other date exclusively people from their homeland while others date only people from other countries. Today we explore this critical issue, dating in the diaspora.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have launched the third round of the African Diaspora Marketplace business plan competition (ADM III). 15-30 successful ADM III applicants will receive a matching grant of up to $50,000. In 2011 two Zambian applicants made it to the semi-finals and one of them was successful and earned grant support for the business. That company is Mobile Payment Solutions based in Lusaka, Zambia. Mobile Payment Solutions Ltd.
Join us this Saturday January 24 as we host David Saunders from the Diaspora Market Place and our own Robert Sichinga from the Zambia USA Chamber of Commerce. For more information access:
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Kalumba Musambachime is the Business Development Partner for Diaspora Support Initiative (DSI) covering the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Kalumba is currently based in the UK where he has plied his professional trade across some of UK’s top real estate organisations including Grainger Plc, the UK's largest listed residential landlord and Galliard Residential Limited, part of the Galliard Homes Group, one of London's leading residential property developers. Specialising primarily in the area of portfolio and property asset management. Kalumba will serve as the primary point call in Europe and the USA, providing information about DSi services in Zambia to our potential clients. He will also provide a diaspora-based customer support to the existing clients ensuring that they have information and updates as required.
Kalumba is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and also a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), Kalumba’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Land Economy from the Copperbelt University (CBU) (Zambia), a Masters of Science in Property Studies from The University of Cape Town (UCT) (South Africa), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying from the College of Estate Management (CEM) (UK).
Interested in becoming a home owner in Zambia? Worried about clean titles? Payments? Lawyer fees? Trusting partners? Kalumba is our featured guest and he will outline the opportunities available in the recently developed Buboni Estate and Hillview Estate in Zambia.
Fungai Nengare is a Zimbabwean songwriter, guitarist and music teacher who's music is a cut across soul, RnB, jazz and house music.He loves to put African elements into music which gives it a delicious African but international flavour.
Fungai joins us on Diaspora Truth to talk about his life and musical journey.
We have come to you to unseat the lies you've been told by this white supremist system we have come to you to open the closed minded amongst you We have come to you to unite our brothers and sisters by any means necessary! We have been scattered and exiled from each other by a system that has profited off of our pain and suffering! ENOUGH! now is the time of the BLACK CRUSADERS!!! Now Is The Time To MAN UP!!! Join Bro.Ozzie and Our Distinguished Guest Panel as we speak Truth to Power and Solutions to what ails our Communities!
Women of colour and their hair has been a hot topic in recent years, with women looking to embracing better care of their hair(relaxed or natural).
Lani Masuku is passionate about changing the perceptions of African hair care through education and providing tried, tested and age old solutions to hair challenges that everyday people face. As founder and consultant at Phro group, Lani speaks to host Twaambo Kapilikisha about Phro goup, being a woman in the business world, and how women of colour can take better care of their hair especially living in the diaspora.
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