African Union Endorses HBCU Africa Homecoming Initiative - 10,000 students to visit Africa by 2024
African Union Endorsed HBCU Africa Homecoming Initiative launching to Advance Black Pathways Globally.
-June 10th Launch in DC |Immersion Experience for 10,000 Students by 2024
For Immediate Release (June 4th, 2019)
ATLANTA, GA (June 4th, 2019) On June 10th, the African Union Diplomatic Mission and African Diaspora Nation launch a partnership to expand educational and economic opportunity exchange between Africa and Black America.
The media launch for the initiative will take place on June 10th from 1pm-3pm at the African Union Mission, 1640 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC.
Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States, the media launch program includes Official Remarks from Dr. Ronald Johnson, member of the United States President’s Advisory Board on HBCUs. Mr. Johnson also serves as Chairman of the Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and is immediate past president of Clark Atlanta University.
African educational institutions are represented at the media launch program by Mr. Kojo Yankah, Chancellor of the African University College for Communication in Ghana.
According to Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, “Just a few days ago, Africa created a single market by ratifying a Continental Free Trade Area Agreement that covers 1.2 billion people and establishes a 2.3 trillion dollar market - an unprecedented feet as significant as the creation of the World Trade Organization”. She continued “take the HBCU Africa Homecoming Initiative as Africa’s proxy invitation to people of African Descent to come and participate in the opening treasures and opportunities of Africa..it is that simple “
The program also includes remarks by Mr. Melvin Foote of Constituency for Africa, Ms.Tonija Navas, Director of Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University and representatives from Morgan State University, Albany State University and Livingstone College.
Mr. Kwabena Boateng, Founder and Co-President of African Diaspora Nation and Chair of the HBCU Africa Homecoming Organizing Committee describes it as a “media enabled convening platform that stands out as the most deliberate effort ever to network HBCU leaders, students, alumni entrepreneurs/businesses, African students, governments, corporations and foundations in an atmosphere of oneness, access, celebration, storytelling, envisioning, technology/culture/opportunity exchange, sportsmanship, reflection, problem solving and empowerment.
RSVP information can be found at www.hbcuafricahomecoming.com.
Media Contact Information
African Diaspora Nation
950 Eagles Landing Parkway, Suite 686
Stockbridge Ga 30281
Attn: Kwabena Boateng