Opportunities of the Week

Oxford seemed a bit empty the last few weeks with students on term break, capsule but that hasn’t stopped the opportunities from rolling in.  Check out some of the things we’ve heard about that might be of interest to all of you.


On Purpose Associates

On Purpose is recruiting for its October 2012 Associates. To find out how to kick-start your career in social enterprise through a prestigious one-year leadership programme click here.  Apply by 29 April.


The ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’ Approach: Responsible Capitalism or Business as Usual?

3 May, 5-6:30pm

Is the “bottom of the pyramid” approach one of the 21st century’s most innovative development strategies, or a cynical marketing ploy?  Join the Centre for New Economies of Development for a public debate.  Details: 3 May, 5-6:30pm in Seminar Room A of the Said Business School.  Contact Pippa Hichens to reserve a spot.


Enterprise Africa: Addressing Opportunities & Challenges for the Next Billion

May 12, 2012

The 4th Annual Enterprise Africa Business Conference highlights the potential for tangible business growth and investment presented by a continent on the rise. Panel discussions will focus on the role of private equity and frontier investments in unlocking value, the debate on how best to manage natural resources, the growing multifaceted relationship with China, and the opportunity for successful entrepreneurship on the ground in Africa. For more information about the conference, click here.


Oxford University Africa Society Pan-Africa Conference 2012

May 5, 2012

The 2012 Conference focuses on building the type of leadership Africa needs to successfully face challenges in the 21st century. The conference will bring together young and emerging academics, students, entrepreneurs, activists, and politicians to discuss and debate the challenges of the day in Africa.  To register for the conference, click here.