12 June 2017 to 13 June 2017
Time: All day
Location: Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW – View map

The first London symposium on albinism in Africa will be hosted by the Josephat Torner Foundation Europe, in collaboration with the BME Staff Network and the Department of Politics and International Relations at University of Westminster.

13 June is UN Albinism day and speakers from around the world are coming together to advocate and educate about the issues facing many people with albinism in Sub-Saharan Africa today. People with albinism are murdered and sold for harmful, deep-rooted superstitions. This conference will address such issues, including political will, psychology and human rights, and will explore ways to make a change.

View the full symposium programme.


Guest speakers include:

  • Ikponwosa Ero, UN Expert on albinism
  • Josephat Torner from Josephat Torner Foundation Europe
  • Dr Patricia Lund from Coventry University
  • Bonface Massah from Malawi
  • Peter Ogik from Source of the Nile Union for People with Albinism, Uganda, and many more.

Book your place

Entry is free for University of Westminster students and staff. Email Mantasha Binti Rashid at to book a place.

Members of the public must register to attend by visiting the Josephat Torner Foundation Europe website for tickets.


Andrea Montalvo

Andrea Montalvo

Corporate Social Responsibility Support Coordinator at University of Westminster
Andrea joined the Social Responsibility team in January 2016 in the role of CSR Support Coordinator and she is currently responsible for coordinating the implementation of the governance, communications, training, reporting, staff, student & stakeholder engagement elements of the CSR Strategy.

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Andrea Montalvo

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