Dr Titilola Banjoko will be a Panel Speaker at our Conference with United Nations Envoy to Africa and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be hosted by The Rt. Hon. Baroness Velma at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.
Dr Banjoko pioneered the formation of AfricaRecruit and FindaJobinAfrica.com – a progr…amme designed to build human capital and skills capacity in Africa by strengthening the human resource framework on the continent, mobilising skills inside and outside Africa to address policy gaps and skills shortages impacting Africa’s development. AfricaRecruit also seeks to mobilise the African Diaspora to investment in Africa. Dr Banjoko has over 14 years’ experience working with various African networks and key stakeholders and is highly regarded as a Diaspora expert. She has contributed to a number of global policy initiatives aimed at addressing Africa’s development by engaging with organisations such as the World Health Organisation, African Union, NEPAD, NEPAD Business Council, Commonwealth Secretariat to name a few.
As a healthcare manager with a clinical background, Dr Banjoko is a member of the NHS International group and serves on the Council of the Royal African Society, Africa-UK Diaspora Programme; and is a Fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative and serves on its Executive Board. She has previously served on the Migrant Advisory Board of The European Commission Joint Migration and Development Initiative; Department for International Development (DFID) Global Poverty Advisory Board; World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Worker Global Policy Advisory Council; selection panel of the International Health Links Funding Scheme run by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET); and Executive Board Commonwealth Business Women’s Network. Dr Banjoko has won a number of awards including the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners Award, Black Business Awards and Best of Nigeria 2004. She was named by the United Kingdom Independent Newspaper as one of the Pride of a continent: “Africa’s gifts to the world.”
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