Opportunities, Innovations and Partnerships to Improve Health Accessibility in Uganda
Uganda UK Convention organise high level summits and conferences. These events bring together industry leaders, government officials, regulators and researchers to discuss developments and opportunities in emerging markets particularly Uganda (East Africa). The events are well organised, well attended and leave a lasting benefit to Uganda, delivering high quality exercise, business intelligence and networking opportunities for industry’s involved.
The Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation has identified a need for a Healthcare investment. Hence partnering with Uganda UK Convention to create the first Uganda Healthcare Summit on 30th April 2016. This Uganda-UK Healthcare Summit 2016 aims to bring together large delegations of Uganda government officials, policy makers, research and development institutions, senior hospital directors & CEOs and healthcare professionals to United Kingdom to network with international healthcare experts, investors and solution providers. The Summit is a completely unique opportunity for any company involved in or looking to use Uganda as a hub to enter East African health sector with a common interest in the future of healthcare in Uganda.
The event offers exceptional opportunities for public and private companies, NGOs and other organisations with an interest in investing in healthcare in Uganda (East Africa). These may include pharmaceutical industries, international investors, medical distributors, healthcare institutions and insurance companies.
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The Uganda-UK Healthcare Summit 2016 will be examining the latest healthcare developments in Uganda; assessing current reforms. We are sure that this event will live up to your expectations and in order to meet this goal, together with the assistance of our planning committee, we have structured a blend of stimulating topical sessions.
We trust that the meeting venue and timetable will provide ample opportunity to meet and discuss. With your active participation, we are convinced that when we depart on Saturday, 30th April 2016, we will have firm commitments and actions towards actualising a common vision for the healthcare sector in Uganda.
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Uganda UK Healthcare Summit 30th April 2016
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UKABC, along with FICCI is pleased to share opportunity along with the Indian Overseas Indian Affairs (OIA) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs to conduct the “Know India Programme” (KIP) programme, wherein 30-40 youth (18-26 years of age) of Indian origin are invited to India, to understand cultural, economic and social dynamics. They typically spend about 25 days in Delhi and one of the Indian States.
There are currently 18 such programs over the next one year, starting May 2016, for which Maharashtra is Partner State.
The objective of this program is to expose Indian origin young people overseas, to India’s social and economic progress. These young people have usually not visited India before. As a process, the Indian High Commission will receive applications, and ratifies for their eligibility. We cover travel to and from India, boarding and other costs (visas are also free) and FICCI would manage the visit in India on their behalf. Typically, a visit will contain:
- Classroom presentations on India’s , political system, economy, society, and developments in various sectors etc
- Interaction with students at University/ College
- Visit to places of historical importance
- Participation in cultural programmes, yoga
- Visit to industrial sites
- Visit to a village
- Interaction with non-profits
- Meetings with senior political leadership in India
- Visit to a select state in India for 10 days
The programme is open to youth of Indian origin (excluding non-resident Indians) in the age group of 18-26 years as on the first day of the month in which the programme is expected to begin. It is open to PIO youths from all over the world. The applicant should not have participated in any previous KIP or Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) or Study India Programme of MEA. Students who have not visited India before will be given preference. Minimum qualification required for applying is graduation from a recognised University /Institute or studying for graduation. applicants should be able to speak in English, should have studied English as a subject at the High School level or have English as the medium of instruction for undergraduate course.
There are a maximum of five candidates from any one country. More info here.
How to apply
Get in touch with the FICCI UK office at [email protected] for more information.
UK ABC support India Fellows Programme launched by OIFC in partnership with Indian School of Business (ISB) .
Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a PPP between the Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has partnered with the Indian School of Business (ISB), a top ranked global B School, to launch the ‘OIFC-ISB India Fellows Programme’, a programme designed for the young Indian Diaspora business owners and professionals in decision making capacity, to familiarise them with doing business in India. OIFC is designing this programme with ISB to connect Indian diaspora entrepreneurs to opportunities arising out if new initiatives of the Government of India like Make in India, Digital India and Startup India.”
Offered under the OIFC’s India Connect Initiatives, the OIFC-ISB India Fellows Programme aims to familiarise and encourage the young Indian Diaspora to view India as an economically attractive destination. The programme offers a tailor made opportunity to gain an understanding of aspects critical to gaining market entry into India; practical insights about doing business in India, understanding the legal and regulatory environment, engagement and networking opportunities with Indian businessmen and an insight into the innovative and disruptive business models emerging in the world’s fastest growing economy.
The year-long programme led by ISB is offered as a blended model comprising technology aided learning and a specially designed 12-days residential programme in India. The residency will be provide an experiential mix including exposure to the touch and feel of the Indian market, connect with senior government officials dealing with investment policies, domain experts, captains of the Indian industry and a curated networking opportunity with potential business partners. The Fellows will spend their residential learning stint at ISB’s campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, and at Delhi.
Programme details and benefits:
The OIFC-ISB India Fellows Programme is open to young Indian Diaspora entrepreneurs/professionals in decision-making capacity/potential investors and international partners of Indian companies (21-39 years of age); with minimum of three years of entrepreneurial/business experience. The programme will be taught by globally renowned faculty from ISB along with experienced industry and government practitioners.
Scheduled to begin in June 2016, the programme is being offered at a special introductory fee of US $5,000 per participant plus service tax. Fee includes boarding and lodging, programme-related learning material, field visits and webinars. Participants will have to bear the cost of travel and local conveyance.
Selected candidates who complete the programme will become members of the OIFC India Entrepreneurship Fellows (OIEF) Club, which will receive support and facilitation from OIFC in doing business in India.
For more information: www.isb.edu/cee/indiafellows
The Overseas India Facilitation Centre was set-up by the Government of India in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to facilitate engagement of Overseas Indians with India. The OIFC has started new initiatives for proactive & sustained engagement with the young Diaspora. Its strong partnerships with professional Indian Diaspora Associations, State Governments, Start-ups & Industry in India places it in a unique position to help the Indian Diaspora connect with India in a meaningful manner.
The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. For more details visit www.isb.edu
Chief Executive Officer, OIFC
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +91-9971 4999 85
C. Chitti Pantulu
Director-Marketing and and Communications
Email: [email protected]
+91 40 2318 7439
Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre
(C/o Confederation of Indian Industry)
249-F, Sector 18, Udyog Vihar Phase IV
Gurgaon 122015 (Haryana), India
Tel: 91 – 124 – 4014055/56
Twitter: @OIFCIndia | @CEO_OIFC
* Due to be filmed over three weeks in Easter 2016
- Do you have ancestors who lived in or migrated to the poorest areas of Victorian Britain?
- Maybe you lead a comfortable lifestyle now, but know that your ancestors struggled?
- Are you an entrepreneur who thinks they could thrive anywhere?
- Would you like your family to experience the reality of life for millions of Victorian children?
New BBC Living History Series will recreate The Victorian Slums
The search is on for families and couples to set up home in 1870s London. Their aim – to live, work and make ends meet exactly as the Victorian poor would have done. They’ll be expected to find work, master old trades and sell their wares in order to put food on the table and to make the weekly rent.
At UKABC, we are hoping help the show to find participants to take part in an experiment where modern day people will live for 3 weeks as Victorians did in 1870. Ideally, we would like to find a diverse range of families and couples whose ancestors lived in or migrated to the UK and might like to experience first-hand the struggles that they endured. Perhaps they would like to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test to see if they could make ends meet in the 19th Century Britain.
Wall to Wall Media is casting for a landmark living history experiment that tells the story of what life was really like for the Victorian poor and how their plight changed our nation for the better.
We’re looking for strong, determined contributors who think they could survive life on the Victorian bread line. The series is due to be filmed over three weeks in Easter 2016 and the new Victorians will relocate for the duration of the filming to East London.
For more details email [email protected] / call 020 7241 9228 or visit www.walltowall.co.uk
Taha was invited as a special guest on this occasion where he was representing UK ABC & Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (international).
Taha was given an award for by Mr. A. S. Rajan, Minister co-ordination, High Commission of India, UK for his contribution to businesses & the community in UK over the last 14 years.
Taha and Junaid were present at the Republic day function which was organised by the High Commission of India in Grosvenor House, London, United Kingdom.
The event was graced by The Rt. Hon, Ms. Priti Patel, Employment Minister and the incumbent new High Commsioner to UK, H.E. Mr. Navtej Sarna.
Both Taha and Junaid were introduced to Mr. Sarna at the function and they had a chance to make the High Commissioner aware about UK ABC, albeit Briefly.
UK Government makes an exception by granting a special visa to the Director & Head of UK CII. Greetings and best wishes from UK ABC team & a warm welcome to Shuchita Sonalika (Director and Head – UK | Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Her Majesty the Queen is graciously pleased to confer the Most Excellent Order of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) to Raminder Singh Ranger popularly known as Rami Ranger, Chairman of Sun Mark Ltd, Sea Air & Land Forwarding Ltd and Bulldog Energy Drink Ltd in the New Year’s Honours List 2016 for outstanding service to business and community cohesion in the UK.
Rami Ranger was awarded the MBE in 1995. His Company, Sun Mark Ltd is the only Company in Britain to have won an unprecedented 5 consecutive Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade from 2009 to 2013.
His book ‘From Nothing to Everything’, charts his rags to riches story from the time of his birth in Gujranwala (now Pakistan) to his present day life in Britain. The book begins with the dramatic flight from the ancestral home during the turmoil of the partition of India in 1947 and describes the assassination of his father Shaheed Nanak Singh (www.shaheednanaksingh.com) who was a freedom fighter and opposed the break-up of India on the basis of religion. The hardship he faced during his childhood is documented along with the pivotal role played by his mother, who worked as a teacher and was responsible in shaping him into a fine upstanding individual. In 1971 he emigrated to England and overcame prejudice to achieve success on a scale that he could hardly have imagined in his wildest dreams. He has been honoured by Her Majesty a record eight times. No other Briton can claim this accolade.
Having founded his first Company with just £2 and a typewriter in 1987, Rami Ranger now oversees Sun Mark Ltd, Sea Air and Land Forwarding Ltd, and Bulldog Energy Drink Ltd with a turnover of over £200 million a year.
“My story shows that one does not need a rich father, an elite education or the old schoolboy network to help one in life. What one needs is self-respect, work ethics, commitment, vision and empathy for others,” Ranger says in the book.
Ranger is Chairman of the British-Sikh Association where he promotes the ethos of Sikh Gurus of peaceful co-existence.
Ranger is a firm believer in philanthropy and giving back to society which has brought him his success. Such recent endeavours include:
- Donating £250,000 to the London South Bank University to help set up the Dr. Rami Ranger Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurs to support the next generation of budding entrepreneurs.
- Donating £100,000 for the Gandhi Statue in Parliament Square, London which was unveiled last year by Hon. Arun Jaitley, Indian Finance Minister and the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP.
- Ranger is a Trustee of the Gandhi Memorial Trust, which was formed to raise funds for the Mahatma Gandhi statue.
- Ranger is also a Fellow of the Prince’s Trust where he mentors disaffected youth and to whom he has donated £100,000.
- Donating £60,000 to the Indian Gymkhana to help construct a gym for visiting sportsmen and women.
- Donating £40,000 to the University of West London to help with their library building and to support British education.
UK ABC was launched on 09th Jan 2016, which co-incided with the “Pravasi Bharitya Divas” celebrated across the world. Taha, Junaid & Sudeep were present at the high Commission of India, where the PBD 2016 was being celebrated.