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Paul Ifayomi Grant

Founder and Chair of ABDF Ltd, Representing Europe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Biography Paul Ifayomi Grant

Paul Ifayomi Grant is a writer, management consultant and public speaker. He is the author of six books:
 
Niggers, Negroes, Black People and Afrikans – The Human Dimension of Building Effective Organisations: An Afrikan-Centred Perspective
Blue Skies for Afrikans – Life and Death Choices for Afrikan Liberation 
Saving Our Sons – Strategies and Advice for the Parents of Afrikan Teenage Sons
Sankofa The Wise Man and his Amazing Friends
Why Willie Lynch Must Die
Buy Now Pay Later – How Debt is used to create Financial Slavery 
 
He has also published a booklet ‘Let’s All Pull Together – Ifowosowopo Economics’
 
Paul has lectured, run workshops and seminars in the UK and overseas on a variety of topics related to the condition of Black people in the UK and around the world. He has been interviewed on a number of radio programmes in the UK and US including: local BBC Radio networks (Nottingham, Derby, Leeds, West Midlands, Three Counties)  Kemet Radio, Galaxy Radio, Nustyle Radio, LibRadio, Harambee Radio, Innerlight Radio, Unique FM etc. He was a guest lecturer on the historic www.gammission.com tour to Gambia which took over 100 Afrikans from the UK to the Gambia in October 2007. He has also delivered lectures in the United States and the Netherlands. Paul has extensive experience of working with young people in an interactive and engaging manner.
 
Paul is an active member of the Afrikan community in Nottingham and has been involved in a number of community groups, most notably:
 
Nubian Link a community education group established in 1995. This self-funded group has delivered a range of educational activities including, Kulture College, an annual summer school for Afrikan boys and girls aged 12-15, annual Kwanzaa celebrations, Afrikans in Science award for Afrikan young people aged 11-16 (1998 -2003). Nubian Link is self-financing with members tithing on a monthly basis. www.nubianlink.org.uk   
 
ABDF Ltd (formerly Afrikan Business Development Fund) a community economic development company which he conceived and co-founded in November 1996. The ABDF Ltd became a limited company in 2001 and as of August 2009 had 118 Afrikan shareholders/investors making monthly investments to a collective pot. The group has bought two houses in Nottingham, invested in an Afrikan owned company Nubian Natural and formed a company in Ghana ABDF Ghana Ltd, which is investing in the Construction sector. Investors are now spread across England in the following towns and cities: Nottingham, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Manchester, Stafford, Leicester, Derby, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Kent, Bristol, High Wycombe and London. To find out more about the ABDF Ltd visit our website www.abdf.co.uk 
 
 Vice-Chair and co-founder (in 1998) of the Nottingham Black Families in Education Parent Support Group which provides educational advocacy and support. Ifayomi acts as a volunteer educational advocate and also trains the group’s Jenoch (Mentors).   
 
Founder member of Brother II Brother an Afrikan men’s group that delivered rites of passage programmes for Afrikan boys aged 12-14 up until 2008. The group also put on an annual community ‘Give the Sisters a Break’ BBQ for nine years which attracted up to 200 people. Brother II Brother was largely self-financing with members tithing on a monthly basis. Since the winding up of BIIB Paul continues to act as Jegna to the fifteen year old boy he supported on the rites of passage programme. 
 
Paul has previously worked in a variety of roles in the Midlands, including running his own recruitment consultancy business, working in prisons and with ex-offenders as an Employment/Training Adviser, working as a Training & Development Manager, Community Safety Consultant and most recently as the Deputy Chief Executive of a multi-million pound community regeneration programme where he had overall responsibility for project delivery, partnership working and Human Resource issues. In February 2006 Ifayomi completed the circle and returned to self-employment and he now operates his own management consultancy firm Navigation Consulting Ltd. 
 
Navigation Consulting delivers a range of consultancy services including: Project development and management, fundraising, jegna development (mentoring), coaching, performance management, training courses, research and evaluation.
 
Consultancy clients include:
 
Connexions Nottinghamshire – Evaluation of Positive Activities for Young People (PAYP) programme 
Supporting Communities – Developmental work on a business mentoring programme and organising a residential trip to Northern Ireland for young people
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Review of the Trust’s West Yorkshire racial justice programme
Birmingham City Council Children’s Services – Workshop for Black Parents Forum
YMCA (Nottinghamshire) – Review of Breaking the Cycle Project
Ethnic Minority Partnership Agency (Essex) – Introduction to Social Enterprise course for voluntary sector groups
Weston Spirit (Nottingham) – Road to Manhood Workshops for teenage Black boys
Signpost Project (Bristol) – Preventing Gang violence workshop
Heronridge Homes (Nottingham) – Peer Mentor training for staff working in residential children’s homes
Nottinghamshire Black Partnership – Research into Feasibility of establishing a BME resource centre
Akeba (Luton) – ‘Living and Breathing Afrika’ presentation
Nottinghamshire County Council, Black Workers Group – Presentation on the truth behind the Bicentennial at a civic reception    
 
He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Chemistry and a Masters Degree in Training & Human Resource Management. 
 
Paul is married and has two children aged 12 and 8.
 
To contact him please email him at:  Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. 
Or telephone Ifayomi on 0115 9109835 or 0770 3004813
Or visit his website www.houseofknowledge.org.uk 
 

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