On the 17th June, our Managing Director Mr. Mbemba Jabbi attended the Africa Ireland Economic Forum in Dublin. The forum brought together regional bodies, entrepreneurs, development specialists, companies, diplomats and investors interested in doing business in African countries, but also those in attendance were representatives from many African countries who want African products to access European markets. During the morning session, there was a high profile panel discussion of economic developments and opportunities in Africa. In the afternoon there were three parallel sectoral sessions in the areas of Agri-business, Energy and Clean Tech, and Aviation & Aerospace – areas where Ireland has specialist expertise and Africa has enormous potential. Our managing director attended the Agri-business session where our interest lies as a food exporter from Ireland to The Gambia.
On the 10th June, our Managing Director participated at the panel discussion at the Irish Development Education Association(IDEA) annual conference in Dublin. The IDEA Annual Conference 2016, Migrating Perspectives,
On the 25th May, we finalised the questionnaire as part of our consultancy with ADEPT on dual citizenship and the role of the role of the African Diaspora in the development of African countries.
On the 11th May, our Managing Director Mr. Mbemba Jabbi travelled to Slovenia and attended a closing conference of the 'Citizens are Speaking' project which was carried out by seven organisation from seven European countries. Our director was invited by Mr. Eyachew Tafera, the Director General of Institute of African Studies in Ljubljana, Slovenia, who was the host of the conference.
From the 4th to 6th May our Managing Director, Mr. Mbemba Jabbi attended the 2nd Inter-Regional Forum on Migration in Africa. Theme: Fostering Regional Integration: Facilitating Trade and Human Mobility through Enhanced Border Management at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia.
on the 3rd March 2016, Jabbi Group open its first shop in the Gambia selling their own milk brand called "DARAJO", a "Mandinka" word meaning popular. The milk powder is made and packaged in Ireland through a food processing company.
In February 2016 Jabbi Group secured consultancy from Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform to conduct a limited evaluation of, different stakeholders in Africa and their views,needs, and priorities in relation to diaspora engagement with countries of origin, as well as leading a consultation of the African diaspora in Europe on the topic of "dual citizenship" in order to inform a Common Position‘ on this topic. This consultancy is aim to end in July 2016.