Well think again. Whilst at the Africa Gathering I met three important people who were also running seminars.
In this thread I will tell you about one of those people. Dr Chris Hutchison a lecturer at Kingston University. He run a seminar on the University’s Africa project and sat in on my seminar too.
We had brief conversation afterwards, he introduced me to his colleague Catherine we and agreed to meet up to continue the conversation.
May was a busy month for us all and it became near impossible to meet. I had a work assignment that took me off to Uganda, and then there was the BBC Gardener’s World Exhibition during the second week of June. When this ended in the belief that the “fortune is the follow up “I dropped Chris a line with possible dates of meeting him and Catherine
It transpired that he was speaking at a conference in Latvia. I also learned from him that there was a conference at the University on 26 June 2009 and I would be welcome to be one of the speakers, which I promptly took up and my topic was REPRESENTATION and INTERPRETATION
At the conference I learned from Chris that he had been made head of the University’s Africa Project. He and Catherine were currently working on a project in South Africa and want to explore ways of promoting financial independence for the women.
Chris asked if I would consider collaborating with them on this particular project by including them in what I do at Ethnic Supplies Ltd. I agreed to a meeting with Chris and Catherine (who is currently on Holiday) so that I can learn more about this project and consider if I would like to be involved. But I am guessing that collaborating with such a high profile university will be an opportunity not to be missed.
Something else happened at the meeting of 26 June 2009 and that will be the subject of my next post
And it all started with Twitter