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BMA House - April 2019
The 4th East African Health Summit, was held on 27th April 2019 at the BMA House hosted by BMJ. It was a great day with informative and inspiring presentations from representatives from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania as well as the UK. Above is a photo of Minister Counselor Alan Mburu from the Kenya High Commission, Prof Ged Director of Global Engagement at Health Education England; H.E. Dr Asha-Rose Migiro Tanzanian High Commissioner; Lord Mohamed Sheikh from House of Lords; H.E. Julius Moto Ugandan High Commissioner
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Westminster Parliament -World Malaria Day March 2019
Above- Sophie Gitiba (TPN), Hon Jeremy Lefroy (MP), James Kiiru ( High Commission) and Dr Sarah Onyango (TPN) in Jubilee Room, Houses of Parliament, on World Malaria Day. It was an evening of discussions focusing on how parliamentary champions support governments in the fight against malaria. Hosted by the Minister for Africa, It featured officials from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya as well as the UK government and Members of East African Health Diaspora. See report
Commonwealth Remittances Study, 2017
A cross section of Kenyan business owners in the UK attended a remittances study conducted by the Commonwealth ahead of the Head of States meeting in April 2018. With Brexit, Britain is looking to re-establish business links with the commonwealth countries. Recently there has been a huge surge of UK businesses investing and setting up offices in Kenya, including some FTSE 100 companies.
Reception for charity bikers at Kenya High Commission
Euroken North London - March 2019
A networking meeting between various Diaspora organisation hosted by Euroken, in North London. Members discussed on how to support each other in their various projects. TPN was presented a momento by Raha International and Lois Ambitho Foundation shared on the old people's home in Gobei, Bondo. Members pledged to support in whatever way they could.
Preparations for the East African Healthcare conference were also discussed.
Council of Governors Nairobi June 2018
TPN held talks with the Council of Governors on how to better collaborate between the Diaspora and the counties. The meeting hosted at the Council Of Governors offices in Nairobi was attended by TPN representatives and Members of the Council of Governors Secretariat. It was chaired by the Senior Program Officer Rosemary Njaramba. It was unanimously agreed that a partnership between the Diaspora and Counties would be of mutual benefit and a very good way of harnessing potential in the Diaspora back to the counties. An MOU between TPN and the Counties was to be drawn.
March 2018- Debate with Ghanaian Diaspora
Star 100, a Ghanaian diaspora organisation invited TPN to co-host a debate on Africa. Despite it being an extremely cold night, it was houseful. Everyone enjoyed it so much that by the end of the night everyone was talking of a repeat.
Nairobi Chapter, 2017
A Nairobi chapter of TPN was launched with the mandate of supporting the Diaspora efforts on the ground. This will help ease the dealings with the counties and other partners. Additionally it will coordinate the inflow of information, investment and aid from the Diaspora into Kenya.
Diaspora Dialogues 2017
Common Purpose hosted a Diaspora Leadership Dialogue that was attended by over 60 people from around the world. Stimulating conversations were held, as each sort to find answers that often affect or influence their Diaspora journeys and identities. TPN was very honoured to be represented as a Diaspora organisation seeking to influence the way the world perceives and engages Diaspora communities.
Bedford Hotseat - 2017
Style - was the word that came to mind when describing the great TPDN evening in Bedford. It was a fantastic mixture of talent and great company. The conversations are indeed shaping our Diaspora!
Wellesley Hotel - Euston London 2016
Discussions on how the professionals in the UK can contribute back home. Meeting with Kenyan Accountants in the UK.
Newham - London 2016
Celebrating Kenyan culture at the Cultural Day Event. Real cultural promotion from music, childrens games, poetry, food and another Masaai Market only this time in the UK.
The Mall - Central London 2016
Boosting Economic Inclusion of Africa’s Youth and Minority Communities was the topic of the day, a post TICAD 2016 event that was held in Kenya.
Thamesmead - London 2016
Networking meeting South of the Thames, with TPN members from across London and from as far as Tilehurst Berkshire.
Holiday Inn - Bloomsbury 2016
Saying farewell to a most deserving lady, Madam Jacqueline Yonga who was Deputy Head of Mission in the UK, and instrumental in the setting up of TPN.
House of Commons Diwali Celebrations - October 2018
Its all about networking and creating new networks. At the Hindu Forum for Britain Diwali celebrations at the House of Commons. It was hosted Hon MP Bob Blackman ( above 4th from left) and local councillors
February and May 2018 - Ealing London Meetings
Following a series of meetings between September 2017 and January 2018 by representatives of various diaspora organisations to deliberate a way to further the engagement between the County government and the Diaspora as per section 3 of the diaspora policy, two special deliberation meetings were called. The healthcare, business, legal, the youth and voluntary sectors were represented in the first meeting in February. The second meeting in May was to consolidate the points that had been flagged up.
The meeting gave TPN the mandate to pose some pertinent and important questions regarding the engagement agenda.
Our summer barbecue was hosted this year by the Owens family in Nuneaton. With visitors from as far away from Kenya and from across the midlands, London, Cheltenham, Berkshire and beyond.
Diaspora met with H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta during his visit o the UK. Above is the Attorney General Mr. Githu Muigai seen with Sophie Gitiba of TPN. Above are Dr Cheserem of East African Healthcare Forum and Mrs Kararwa of Kevin Kararwa Leukaemia Trust.
Watch the film - Taking Root by Nobel Peace winner, Prof. Wangari Maathaai
Redhill - Surrey 2016
Networking with Kenyans in the South West Region. Characterised with a Kenyan theme and plenty of Nyama Choma.
Bedford - Bedfordshire 2016
Summertime - Enjoying the sun and nyama choma over serious discussions on Diaspora matters.
Muswell Hill - London 2016
Hot debates on what matters to the Diaspora. A networking and Hot Seat Event. Discussions centred on forging the way forward for greater engagement with the motherland on many fronts.
Sheraton - Park Lane 2016
Networking at a trade conference, with a high power delegation from Kenya and UK Government Ministers and investors .