About One Africa Network (OAN)

Accelerating the competitiveness of African professionals and businesses in the global economy

A global social enterprise forum aimed at facilitating African professionals, businesses and entrepreneurs to connect with like minded peers from diverse industries and career space to share experience, insights, perspectives, opportunities and solutions to address challenges while celebrating diversity and success stories. The initiative welcome participants from diverse sectors of the economy and multi industry careers, culture with interest or roots from the region and global economic contribution. Our mission is in four folds:

  • Accelerate professionalism.
  • Foster cross cultural networking and understanding.
  • Act as a catalyst for entrepreneurship and enterprise competitive growth.
  • And create an environment for knowledge sharing.

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Upcoming Events

25 January 2019

OAN Business Talk - The Impact and Growth of African Professionals and Businesses in the Midlands

18:00 - 22:00

Birmingham

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25 January 2019

OAN Business Talk - The Impact and Growth of African Professionals and Businesses in the Midlands

 Join us at the next OAN Evening Talk and Reception to discuss "The Impact and Growth of African Professionals and Businesses in the Midlands" where our panellists and experts in the fields will share some of the trends, deep dive and break down some of barriers; as they proffer solutions to help you get it right and to accelerate your career or the competitive growth of your business. The live session will feature an engaging two way conversation on new ideas you can act on today to give you an edge in competitiveness and growth to start outperforming your peers for excellence. More

18:00 - 22:00

Birmingham

29 March 2019

OAN Business Talk - Accelerating the competitiveness of African professionals and businesses

18:00 - 22:00

Birmingham

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29 March 2019

OAN Business Talk - Accelerating the competitiveness of African professionals and businesses

Year on year, when it comes to recognising high performing businesses and excellence in the UK, the contribution of the nominees from the African and BEM communities is insignificant. The question remains, is it that there aren't many competitive enterprises or professionals operating at scale to excel and achieve exceptional performance? or these success isn't being noted or celebrated appropriately?


Join us at the next OAN Evening Talk and Reception to discuss "Accelerating the capabilities and competitiveness of African professionals and businesses" where our panellists and experts in the fields will share some of the trends, deep dive and break down some of barriers; as they proffer solutions to help you get it right and accelerate your career or the competitive growth of your business. More

18:00 - 22:00

Birmingham

13 April 2019

African Fashion Exhibition Reception 2019

10:00 - 18:00

Birmingham

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13 April 2019

African Fashion Exhibition Reception 2019

Hosted by Kozi and Rusti Company, African Fashion Exhibition 2019 will be showcasing Africa’s best inspired costumes, design apparel, clothing, accessories and interior decorations. Opportunity for designers and producers to promote their fashion and creativity to industry peers and consumers. African batik, Ankara and Kitenge designs have gone viral to reach a global network that ranges from high end designers to boutiques to in-home clothing stores. It’s all about expressing individuality and culture.

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10:00 - 18:00

Birmingham

21 September 2019

OAN Africa Business Forum and Exhibition 2019

09:00 - 18:00

Birmingham

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21 September 2019

OAN Africa Business Forum and Exhibition 2019

OAN Africa Business Forum and Exhibition 2019 will be held on the 21 September 2019 in Birmingham. The event is a forum dedicated to supporting   investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, startups and SME connecting African community in the UK and friends of Africa with opportunities both in the UK and Africa. The exhibition will showcase Made in Africa, Made for Africa and Made by Africans products and services. Reception evening will provide further opportunities to connect and network. Read more

09:00 - 18:00

Birmingham

30 November 2019

One Africa Network (OAN) Gala Night 2019 - Birmingham

18:00 - 22:00

Birmingham

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30 November 2019

One Africa Network (OAN) Gala Night 2019 - Birmingham

 Join us at the One Africa Network (OAN) Gala Dinner Night 2019 to celebrate African achievements and cultural diversity in the UK, connect with like minded peers to share insights, perspectives and opportunities while enhancing social economic circles. OAN is one the fastest growing Afrocentric network dedicated to professionals and businesses working within the UK and Africa. More and to register

18:00 - 22:00

Birmingham

OAN Spotlight - Share Success Stories and Challenges

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