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Support the fight against systemic racism

We wholeheartedly support the fight of Afro-Americans against systemic racism. Read more in the article below written by Dr. Nagmeldin Karamalla.

https://www.mpolska24.pl/post/17522/czy-to-co-sie-teraz-dzieje-to-amerykanska-wiosna

In the eyes of foreigners

Dr. Nagmeldin Karamalla in an important article about how Polish people treat migrants.

https://www.newsweek.pl/polska/spoleczenstwo/stosunek-polakow-do-imigrantow-i-uchodzcow/wg8ck6p

Departure of late Tomasz Sadowski

It is with great sadness that we received information about departure of late Tomasz Sadowski – founder of Barka Foundation, honorary member of the Council of Elders of the Pokomo Tribe in Kenya, a visionary and our good friend.

Our thoughts are with his family all the people whose lives he changed.

Conflict about waters of the Nile River

On the 20th of November 2019 the President of the Southern Connect Council was one of the panelists in the debate regarding the conflict between Egypt and Sudan against the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the River Nile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1867&v=LDIaGIJggTM&feature=emb_logo

Educating about education

On the 15th of October 2019 a representative of Southern Connect, dr Nagmeldin Karamalla, took part in an event discussing different education practices from all over the world.
https://sp340.pl/wpis/ii-miedzynarodowy-dzien-plecaka-1

Meeting with social activists from Macedonia

On September 9, 2019, representatives of the Southern Connect Foundation took part in a meeting with Macedonian social activists, which took place at the Barka Foundation. During the meeting, the possibilities and difficulties related to helping migrants in a difficult life situation through social enterprises were discussed.

Development of political processes in Sudan

Dr. Nagmeldin Karamalla does not hide his skepticism regarding the current political agreement established in Sudan.
Read more:
https://www.rp.pl/Polityka/190709596-Porozumienie-w-Sudanie-Czy-mozna-zaufac-juncie.html

TOK FM – discussion about current Revolution in Sudan

On the 12th of April 2019 the President of ur Foundation Council Dr. Nagmeldin Karamalla gave an interview to TOK FM Radio about the current Revolution in Sudan.

Link to the interview:
https://audycje.tokfm.pl/podcast/74556,Poklada-nadzieje-w-kobietach-i-mlodych-O-rewolucji-w-swoim-kraju-Sudanie-mowi-dr-Nagmeldin-Karmalla-Gaiballa

Support for ongoing pro-democratic protests in Sudan

We fully support ongoing pro-democratic protests which have been taking place in Sudan since December 2018. We also praise the initiative of the Sudanese Diaspora in Poland.

More information can be found in conversation between the President of our Council and Witold Repetowicz:

https://www.tvp.info/42095716/sudanczycy-w-polsce-wolnosc-pokoj-sprawiedliwosc

Aleksandra Ndah’s visit to Nigeria

The president of Southern Connect spent 2 months in Nigeria from December 2018 to February 2019. During the visit her main activities included:

  • discussing possibilities of cooperation between SC and TCH Solutions – import company based in Nigeria
  • meeting with the representatives of the stone industry, fetching and sending samples to Polish clients
  • establishing cooperation with political activists
  • planning future projects with local activists from Functional Youth Alliance – Asaba based group supporting past criminals to find their way in the society

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MISSION

The Foundation was inspired by the great potential for development of cooperation between Poland and African countries. Currently many states of the African continent are in the process of significant economic growth that could lead to groundbreaking changes in the position of this part of the world when it comes to international power relations. Unfortunately not enough is being spoken about this matter in Poland and not enough is being done to improve relations with this continent It is our mission to reverse the concept of a „basketcase” Africa, plagued by poverty and despair, we focus instead on promoting and contributing to the continent’s huge potential for development. The economic situation of many African countries nowadays is often compared to Poland in the nineties. Polish entrepreneurs who went through the period of economic transformation have a lot to offer partners from this part of the world, not only in commercial terms, but also when it comes to sharing their unique experience.

We are conscious that this great potential lies not only in economic exchange, but also in terms of cultural exchange. We believe that in order for a significant shift in Polish-African relations to occur, there must first be a change of perception of this continent. For this reason our work not only focuses on business activities, but we are also eager to participate in and create projects with an aim to positively change the way this part of the world is perceived.

Aleksandra Ndah

Founder and President of the Board

A graduate of African Studies and Development Studies at the University of London and a photographer. She has studied matters relating to African countries for more than ten years. Her experience stems from continuous cooperation with both non-governmental and business institutions, including the coordination of the Economic Mission of Polish entrepreneurs and members of parliament to Ethiopia. Currently lives in Ghana where she represents Polish companies and supports non-governmental organisations.

 

Dr Nagmeldin Karamalla-Gaiballa

Chairman of the Committee

Sudanese poet, translator, writer and business analyst. Member of the Advocacy Committee of the African Community in Poland. Obtained his PhD in Political Science and Government from the Institute of Political Science and European Studies, University of Szczecin, Poland. He received his Master degree in Economics (Finance & Banking) in 1995 from Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland. His specialty and interests are in the area of development, resource economics and policy. He has published many papers in the field of political science and regional conflicts in Sudan.

Robert Gruszczyński

Vice-Chairman of the Committee

Owner of the consulting company WILLIAMS, graduate of Berlin University of Economics, and lecturer at the IBD Business School in Warsaw. He is a manager with many years of experience in key positions, including as General Director of the Red Cell marketing agency or Business Development Director of a TV company Endemol. Since 2014 he is involved in the Polish-African commerce focusing on Angola and Mozambique.

 

Wojciech Luchowski

Member of the Committee

Art historian, museum exhibit designer and curator of Castle Cultural Centre in Poznań. Engaged inter alia in cooperation with the exhibition „We are all migrants” at the Ethnographic Museum in Toruń and with the organisation of the EthnoPort Festival in Poznań.

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