Official A-CAN Launch

A-CAN Launches in Houses of Parliament


On the 21st November 2017, during the grand finale of the Great Debate Tour, was the official launch of the African Caribbean Alumni Network (A-CAN).

The event was hosted by Samuel Kasumu, Founder of Elevation Networks.


Before the debate unfolded, individuals were awarded certificates for their demonstrable excellence during the debate tours. The final panel included:

– Diane Abbott MP: Our Parliamentary Host
– Sophie Chandauka: CAO, Morgan Stanley & CFO of the Black British Business Awards
– Ije Nwokorie: CEO of Global Creative Consultancy, Wolff Olins
– Lorraine Wright: Director, UBS & Founder of the University Gospel Choir of the Year
– Kalm Paul-Christian: Graduate in History from the University of Oxford


With an excellent turnout at the House of Commons, The Voice Newspaper presented Diane Abbott with an award celebrating all her work achieved in her 30 years in parliament! We’d like to say a big thank you to the all the universities, ACS committees, guest panellists and student attendees that took part in this years #GDT2017.

About A-CAN

A-CAN brings together professionals that were previously members of an African Caribbean Society at any UK university.

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