The African Diaspora Agenda conference took place on Thursday, 4th December 2014 at the British House of Commons. The agenda of the conference organized by African Diaspora Agenda (ADA), UK in collaboration with BAME Labour , was on the activities that will shape many African communities, both on the continent and in Diaspora in 2015.
Speakers on the night were Ka Jandu (Chair MAME Labour), Claude Moraes MEP(Deputy Leader European Parliament, Angela Gorman (Founder - Life for African Mothers) and representing the Governor of Imo State ( His Excellency Rochas Okorochas) was Hon Chinyere Uwandu (IMO State adviser on NEPAD)
Imo State Governor and presidential aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Owelle Rochas Okorocha was unable to attend and sent his Personal Adviser, Hon Chinyere Uwandu to sit in his place.
Of major importance were issues around the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals whose timeline is 2015; political transition on the continent like the Nigerian election that is coming up next year; and change within African Diaspora host country, like the United Kingdom, whose general election is set for 2015.
According to ADA's Continent Director, Lekan Fatodu, the parley is timely and strategically positioned to address the current needs of the African people, home and abroad.
"This parley has been strategically set at this moment – which we at ADA have termed the eve of 2015 – to send a strong reminder and message to all hands in the affairs of Africa on the challenges ahead in the coming year and how to tackle them frontally.
"The continent is still in dire need of purposeful leadership, political will and vibrant citizens to reverse some anti-developmental trends which include bad governance, insecurity, health crises and corruption amongst
others and this important conference presents an avenue to addressing these issues with a framework to measuring outcomes and progress", Lekan said.
Lekan Fatodu( ), Hon Chinyere Nwandu, Dele Onabowu (Queens4Africa)