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Africa No Filter (ANF), will host a webinar to discuss what it is like being a young African person in the diaspora.

Themed: “A Conversation About Being African in the Diaspora”, the virtual event will take place on Thursday, 15 February 2024 at 16:00 GMT.

The webinar will seek to unpack findings from ANFs’ latest research report, Being African: How Young Africans Experience the Diaspora.

Using the report, and given the many stereotypical narratives about Africa,  ANF sets out to investigate how these narratives were impacting on perceptions about Africa among diasporic youth, and on their identity and sense of belonging with focus on France, UK and US.

During the event, there will be a discussion about dual identities that come with being African in the diaspora, the role of Africa’s soft power in creating alternative narratives about the continent, and how this has impacted diasporic communities. The conversation will also discuss policy and other recommendations that African governments and host countries should consider implementing to tap into the potential and influence of young Africans in the diaspora.

Nigerian-born, London-raised author, director, and podcaster Kelechi Okafor will moderate the conversation. Distinguished diaspora leaders on the panel of speakers are Professor Wallace Chuma, report co-author and  Associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of Cape Town; Founder and CEO of the Diaspora African Women’s Network  Semhar AraiaAlmaz Negaz, the Founder of the African Diaspora Network and an inaugural member of President Biden’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States; and Olu Alake, the CEO of The Africa Centre, a trustee at The Reader Organisation and a fellow at The RSA, a global network of change-makers and innovators.

Register via this LINK.

Africa No Filter (ANF) is a donor collaborative that supports the development of nuanced and contemporary stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives within and about Africa.

To know more about the webinar and the activities of ANF, kindly visit their WEBSITE.

Article Reproduced with Permission from Diaspora Digital

Source: Africa No Filter (ANF)

Edited by: Theresa R. Fianko

Image Attribution: Africa No Filter (ANF).

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