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Welcome to the February 2014 Newsletter from the Policy Centre for African Peoples

The Policy Centre for African Peoples (PCAP) is a platform for African visions. We promote ideas, research, and outstanding achievements by Africans and key stakeholders.  

1. PCAP's 2nd African Diaspora New Year Lecture -28th March 2014, 6pm - 9pm, London

The Policy Centre for African Peoples cordially invites you to

The 2nd African Diaspora New Year Lecture 

“Responsible Entrepreneurship as Catalyst for Positive Change in Africa”

When: Friday 28th March 2014, 6pm -9pm
Where: Room V211 (2nd floor), SOAS, Vernon Square Campus, Penton Rise (off Pentonville Road) London, WC1X 9EW (nearest underground: Kings’ Cross St. Pancras)
Keynote Speaker: Tonye Princewill, a Prince of the Niger Delta, Entrepreneur and Politician



  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell – Founder, Policy Centre for African Peoples and CEO, Medzan Lifestyle Ltd
  • Alain Mbe -Entrepreneur and Conservative Councillor Candidate for Newham
  • George Sibotshiwe – CEO, African Democratic Institute


Chair: Henry Bonsu – International Broadcaster
Registration is free but mandatory- Please e-mail or call (+44) (0) 1634 5736 19 or register via the link 

Kindly note: Doors will open at 6pm so that the event can start at 6.30pm PROMPT

Download Leaflet and Programme

2. Free Personal Development, Motivational and Team Building Session -12th March, 6pm - 7pm, London
As some of you may be aware, PCAP's founder and director, Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, recently created a company called Medzan Lifestyle Ltd, which is supporting many of our activities, including the above mentioned African Diaspora New Year Lecture. Medzan Lifestyle is the only UK-based business that uses African culture as an inspiration to provide personal development, motivational and team building sessions.
By way of introducing people to her Medzan Lifestyle Programme, Sylvie is organising a free session on Wednesday, 12th March from 6pm to 7pm at Leroy House, Conference Room, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP. Please kindly note that places are very limited (25); there will be plenty of opportunities for our readers to discover this Programme in the future. On this occasion, priority will be given to:
  • People connected to companies, networking groups, corporations, professionals etc. 
  • Individuals willing to provide testimonials, so that the current generic content could be replaced with Medzan Lifestyle Programme content on the website   
To express interest and register, please e-mail 

You may also wish to learn more about the Medzan Lifestyle Programme and receive updates about future sessions by following Sylvie on Twitter @medzanlifestyle 

3. PCAP's Director Short-Listed for an African Achievers Award 
What can we say? Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell is a fantastic testimony to the effectiveness of her personal development and motivational Programme: barely a few months after winning the 2013 African Diaspora Award in the Community Hero category, she has been short-listed for an African Achievers Award (whose previous recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Malawi's president Joyce Banda) for Excellence in the Diaspora.

You may view below a short video of Sylvie talking about her work, which will be broadcast at the African Achievers Awards ceremony, due to take place in Accra, Ghana, on 28th February. As you watch the video, join us in thanking Christine Patterson, owner of Ibis Clothing for kindly editing this film.
Watch video of Sylvie talking about her work.

4. Volunteering and Internship Opportunities at PCAP
The committed support of dedicated volunteers and interns has made so much possible since PCAP’s creation in 2008. This is an exciting and crucial transition phase for us, as we are moving from Kent to London.

We need people from varied backgrounds, abilities and experience to help with:
  • IT and admin tasks;
  • Organisation of events;
  • Media, marketing and research.
If you are interested in working for or collaborating with a visionary, bold, ambitious and independent African-led think tank, do contact us for more information or send your CV at and join us in making possible the change you want to see! We are totally flexible in terms of hours or days of work.

5. Rebranding of PCAP -Logo and Website
We are delighted that thanks to the wonderful work of our IT volunteer, Michael Burridge, the re-branding of the Policy Centre for African Peoples is now well under way. We are thrilled with the above brand new logo designed by Michael, and his revamping of our website 

Michael has proved a dedicated and outstanding professional, and we wholeheartedly recommend his services, whose prices are very affordable. If you would like to contact Michael, e-mail  and we will promptly put you in touch with him.

6. Unsubscribing from the PCAP Newsletter and Mailing List

We are thrilled that so many of you are receiving our newsletter and updates that we are about the exceed the free e-mail shot quota granted by our service providers. We would be happy to pay if you are all eager to remain on our newsletter and mailing list. Should this not be the case, please send an e-mail advising us to remove you from our mailing list, or simply click on the Unsubscribe link below.


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