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Welcome to the September 2016 Newsletter from the Policy Centre for African Peoples (PCAP)

We are a platform for the engagement and education of Africans and key stakeholders.

1. PCAP Director at TV Debate on Gabon 

Our Director and CEO of Medzan Training, Ms Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, participated in a TV debate discussing the ongoing socio-political crisis in Gabon on 3rd September 2016.

The debate was chaired by the journalist Amina Taylor, Ms Aboa-Bradwell’s co-debater was the pan-African analyst Explo Nani-Koffi.

Watch the Debate and e-mail us ( ) if you have any comments or better still, if you have concrete suggestions for the way forward. 

2. TV Debate on South African Youth 
PCAP was also represented at a recent TV debate discussing South African youth, education and the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising.

The debate was chaired by the South African-born journalist Vuyiswa Nggobongwana, Ms Aboa-Bradwell was commenting alongside the South African analyst Xolani Xala.

Watch the Debate and e-mail us ( ) if you have any comments or better still, if you have concrete suggestions for the way forward. 

3. Public Speaking, Motivation, Self-Confidence and Other Courses for Professionals and Young People
Our partner organisation, Medzan Training, is offering outstanding courses for professionals and young people who feel the need to boost their self-confidence, motivation, public speaking skills and other qualities.

For more information download the brochure for professionals here or the brochure for young people here.

4. Event -How Can the UN Help Eliminate Racial Discrimination in the UK?
Date:              Monday 26th September, 3:30-5:30pm
Location:        NCVO Building, 8 All Saints Street, Kings Cross
The Runnymede Trust would like to invite you to their CERD (Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) event on Monday 26th September.

  • Anastasia Crickley, Chair of CERD
  • Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO at the Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Dr Omar Khan, Director at the Runnymede Trust
The focus of the event is the recent publication of the United Nation’s CERD Committee’s concluding observations (August, 2016) and the ongoing concerns about how the UK Government will fulfil its international human rights commitments and tackle racism in the context of Brexit.
To book your place please click here. Please note space is limited and registration is essential.

5. BNY Mellon -IT Service Desk Analyst Job in Manchester 
BNY Mellon are seeking and IT Service Desk Analyst to provide first line technical support on the Digital Service Desk, acting as the first point of contact for all BNY Mellon employees experiencing technological difficulties. 

The applicant is expected to work as part of a flexible and resourceful team, providing exceptional levels of support and an excellent customer experience. For more information and to apply click here.

6. Website Administrator Job in Essex  
A Website Administrator is needed for one of the largest professional female award-winning websites in the UK and India. The role is suited for an aspiring sub-editor and journalist, who wants to learn how to write, source and publish news.

For more information and to apply, click here.
7. City of Sanctuary -Director, Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives (OPEL)
Salary £41,062
Location Hackney, London, Greater London
Full details here
Deadline: 9.00 am on Monday 26 September. Interviews in London on 11 October.

8. Research Intern -Route to Your Rights Project   
This is a 1-day per week internship role, remunerated at the London Living Wage of £9.40 per hour. You will work with the Project Manager on key aspects of the primary and secondary research during Phases One and Two of the project (now - May 2017). The successful candidate will need to be regularly available on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

For a full description of the internship please email: Please send a CV (max. 2 pages) and covering letter (max. 1 page) describing your interest in the position to Gracie Bradley, Project Manager at

Deadline: 9.00 am on Monday 26 September 2016. Interviews will take place the week starting 3 October 2016, with a proposed start date from the week of 17 October 2016.

9. Leventis Nigerian Post-Doctoral Fellowships in London   
The Centre of African Studies of the University of London invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation.

The Leventis Research Co-operation Programme is devised to assist younger scholars develop their research interests in collaboration with their counterparts in London. Applicants are invited to apply to spend three months as visitors of the Centre of African Studies in order to pursue their research in libraries and archives and to participate in the intellectual life of the Centre.

For more info on how to apply click here or contact 

Deadline for Applications: 31 March 2017

10. Governance for Development in Africa Initiative Scholarship
As part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Centre of African Studies offers 3 MSc/MA and 1 Phd scholarship to African nationals.

For more information visit: or contact
Deadline to apply: 30 April 2017

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