Combating radicalisation and knife crime.
A conference organised by The Damilola Taylor Trust.
In partnership with The Association of Nigerian Architects in Britain
PLEASE NOTE, this event occurred on:
Saturday 5 September 2015 TIME: from 12 to 4pm
Please see the press response of the event:
The Nigerian Diaspora community in the UK is estimated to be about 2m. The challenges faced by the community are numerous. In the UK, in addition to the long-term problem of social mobility and low participation in the economic and political life, there is the growing problem of knife crime and the infiltration of Islamic radicalisation. At home, there is the problem of development and poor infrastructure. For example, the NHS, a world class model of healthcare delivery, is reliant on a large number from the Diaspora community, but health care delivery in Nigeria is in a sorry state. While the rest of the world is pushing for access to shelter and clean water as a basic human right, these taken for granted basics remain a luxury for millions of Nigerians. A number of individuals and associations are doing their part through volunteering or facilitating financial support for development efforts but there is little collective discussion and exchange of ideas on a coherent Diaspora response to these challenges.
CONFERENCE AIM: The aim of the conference is to explore effective means of channelling the skills, knowledge and resources of the Diaspora communities towards addressing these problems. The conference aims to build a broad partnership of associations and groups interested in bringing about
change in the community.
For more information please contact:
Mr Richard Taylor OBE, Founder & Trustee, Damilola Taylor Trust 07949700436
Dr Olugbenga Coker, President, ANAB & General Secretary CANUK – 07970823273
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Damilola Trust Flyer draft 2