I want to work in Africa

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Date & Time: Wednesday, 23 April, 6-9PM
Place: Brunei Suite, SOAS

Speaker: Frances Mensah Williams, author & human resources consultant. Respondents: Onyekachi Wambu, Director, Engagement & Policy, AFFORD and Ike Anya, co-founder, Nigeria Health Watch & TEDxEuston. Chair: John Battersby, UK Country Manager, Brand South Africa

In recent years there has been a remarkable turnaround in the Africa story; from a negative portrayal to one that highlights Africa’s potential as a land of opportunity. What does this mean for people with an interest in working in this most exciting and diverse continent?

Today’s stories of enterprise, creativity, and commercial success have generated a greater desire on the part of both Africans and non-Africans to be part of the economic turnaround of the continent. African countries offer a wealth of opportunities for a wide range of careers in diverse sectors.

Frances Williams’ book, I Want to Work in Africa, is a practical step-by-step guide packed with invaluable information, personal stories and advice from human resources managers, executive recruiters and professionals who have successfully made the move to Africa.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.