This summer, we’re looking forward to welcoming you, in person, for a series of regional networking events in Cardiff, Bangor and Swansea.

After 2 years of remote working and virtual summits, we’re hoping to gather with old and new partners at three local summits across the country instead of a full summit for the year 2022/23.

We’re aiming to make sure we get some face to face time, without losing the importance of using technology to bring in speakers from across Africa.

This summer, we’re looking forward to welcoming you, in person, for a series of regional networking events in Cardiff, Bangor and Swansea.

After 2 years of remote working and virtual summits, we’re hoping to gather with old and new partners at three local summits across the country instead of a full summit for the year 2022/23.

We’re aiming to make sure we get some face to face time, without losing the importance of using technology to bring in speakers from across Africa.

Cardiff

Saturday 2nd July from 13.30 – 18.30 BST

📍 Grange Pavillion, Grange Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 7LJ

Our theme for this event is climate justice.

The South-East’s #SummerUndod2022 will take place on Saturday 2nd July from 12.45 – 18.30 BST in the Grange Pavillion, Cardiff.

The Grange Pavilion is a green and vibrant community space that supports community-led projects. As well as the rooms we will be using for the event there is also a garden that features five rainwater ponds, a wildflower meadow, a honey-bee garden, a community allotment and a green for fresh air and networking.

Our theme for this event is Climate Justice. We will hear from voices in those communities most affected by the climate crisis and hearing about the response to the emergency from Wales.

We will be welcoming Mari McNeill from Christian Aid and we will be linking virtually with the Bumaena women’s group in Uganda and will also share a video of indigenous voices from the Wampís Nation, supported by Size of Wales to hear how climate change is impacting communities around the world. We will also welcome Climate Cymru to hear about how we can continue to deliver on the commitments made at COP26.

You will have an opportunity to discuss what we can all do to lead more sustainable lives and adopt eco-friendly practices from the Centre for African Entrepreneurship and the Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel Youth. Bring your burning questions:

  • What can I do?
  • Why is it important?
  • How can I support others to live more sustainably?

Our networking tables will provide an opportunity to learn more about some of the diverse work that is happening across the south-east of Wales, as well as the opportunity to view the winners of our 2022 Photography Competition, part of the ‘Reframing the Narrative’ project, and an exhibition of entries from the Vale of Glamorgan Fairtrade Youth exhibition on climate justice.

We will finish with some delicious African food, and some African beats.

Bangor

Thursday 7th July from 13.30 – 18.30 BST

📍 Storiel, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor LL57 1DT

Our theme for this event is gender. We’ll be celebrating women in leadership and hearing from three amazing women speakers from the Wales and Africa community.

Our theme for this event is gender. We’ll be celebrating women in leadership and hearing from three amazing women speakers from the Wales and Africa community.

We’ll be welcoming Dr Salamatu Fada from the North Wales Africa Society and Tallafi, Maggie Ogunbanwo from Maggie’s African Twist, and Wanjiku Mbugua from BAWSO to talk about their work and experiences in Wales.

You will also have an opportunity to grill a Fair Trader! Bring your burning questions: Does it work? Who benefits? Why pay a premium? Our fearless Fair Trade Wales representatives, Aileen and Kadun, are here to answer all!

There will also be an opportunity for Health Partnerships to network and share experiences, challenges, and successes facilitated by Dr Kit Chalmers from THET.

Our networking tables provide an opportunity to learn more about some of the diverse work that is happening across the north of Wales. There will be trade stalls from Fair Trade Wales and Maggies African Twist, as well as the opportunity to view the winners of our ‘Reframing the Narrative’ photography competition.

We will finish with some delicious African food from Maggie’s African Twist, and some African beats.

Swansea

Friday 15th July from 15.00 – 20.00 BST

📍 Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton St, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

Our theme for this event is sustainable livelihoods. We’ll be hearing from partnerships between Wales and Africa to support people to earn a living in difficult times.

Our theme for this event is sustainable livelihoods. We’ll be hearing from partnerships between Wales and Africa to support people to earn a living in difficult times. We’ll also find out more about how COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and climate change have affected livelihoods and how we in Wales can work in solidarity with those most affected.

We’ll have case studies and contributions from:

Our networking tables provide an opportunity to learn more about some of the diverse work that is happening across Wales. We’ll have tables devoted to education, climate change, gender and more!

There will be trade stalls from Oxfam Bookshop and Love Zimbabwe, as well as the opportunity to view the winners of the 2022 Photography Competition, part of the ‘Reframing the Narrative’ project.

We will finish with delicious African food and music.

The venue is accessible and a hearing loop will be available for plenary sessions.