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Building on Transnational links between Diaspora Communities has been recognised as an effective means for creating new enterprises and jobs for local people. A new African and Caribbean Textile Co-operative is bringing together people with design, marketing, production, sewing and tailoring skills to make clothes and accessories for both local and international markets.
A Transnational Entrepreneurship symposium is being scheduled to take place in Bradford Autumn 2013 to explore the most effective Business Models for the growth of Micro-Transnationals and International Development Co-operation.
Bradford community leaders are honoured
Members of Bradford’s African and Caribbean communities attended a major event to ensure they enjoy a positive legacy from the 2012 London Games.
During the event, called Passing the Baton, elders were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards for their positive work as inspirational role models. They were Chief Leticia Ebunoluwa Jemiyo, Prince Abayomi Fabikun, Joseph Flerin and Brother Egbert Wright.
The event at Bowling Old Lane Cricket Club, Birch Lane, West Bowling, was attended by Bradford Council leader Councillor Dave Green and deputy leader Councillor Imran Hussain, who presented the awards.
Rudi Page, CEO of community development programme RAFFA, said: “The event went very well. It was an inspiring evening.
“We launched various initiatives that we had set out to involve the community in development activities.”
These include health drives, improving apprenticeship opportunities, boosting international trade and getting more people involved in sports.