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Ambassador Andrew Young and HBCU Leaders to Headline HBCU Africa Homecoming Ghana 2020 Media Launch

Updated: Feb 27


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 27, 2020


ATLANTA, GA (February 27, 2020)

The media launch for HBCU Africa Homecoming Ghana 2020 will be held at the Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library Exhibition hall, Woodruff Library, 111 James P Brawley Dr SW, Atlanta, on March 6th 2020 from 1pm - 3pm prompt.

The HBCU Africa Homecoming platform - a signature initiative of Atlanta based African Diaspora Nation is less than a year old, but the initiative has already chalked a historic win and is garnering support from the likes of Ambassador Andrew Young.

According to Kwabena Boateng, founder and Co-President of African Diaspora Nation and Chair of the HBCU Africa Homecoming Initiative, the HBCU Africa Homecoming is a 10 year agenda setting, deal-making, opportunity unleashing convening platform for the highest decision making bodies of HBCUs, African Institutions, legislators, C-Suite executives, student leaders, alumni leaders, faculty, policy makers, investors and philanthropists to enter into an unprecedented scale of collaborative partnerships that deal with:

  • Moving the dial on the representation of HBCU and PBI student in study abroad/international programs from less than 6% to at least 10% by 2024 and 15% by 2030

  • Launch of HBCU Africa Engagement Report

  • Owning the narrative on the History of HBCUs and Africa

  • Best Practices in fostering successful transatlantic educational partnerships

  • Connecting with Alumni in Africa

  • Recruitment of African Students and Exploration of Career prospects for HBCU Students in Africa

  • Student, faculty and cultural exchange

  • Strategic Research, Innovation and Technology Partnerships

  • HBCU Africa Innovation/Entrepreneurship City

“It is an honor to be supporting such an initiative that is already delivering results - as in Morgan State University being the first HBCU to establish degree programs in Africa starting with GHANA in August 2020”, says Ambassador Andrew Young.


The initiative also has the support of influential State and private HBCU leaders like Dr. Glenda Glover, President of Tennessee State University and International President of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Dr. David Wilson, President of Morgan State University, Dr David Jenkins, President of Livingstone College and Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President of Benedict College.


On the AFRICAN side, the initiate has the support of the Office of Diaspora Affairs of the Ghanaian President, the Ghanaian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Baffour Adjei Bawuah and members of the Association of International Education Administrators from South Africa, Angola, Ethiopia and Ghana

We invite the press and community to join us on March 6, 2020.


Please ​RSVP here


Media Contact Information

Attn: Kwabena Boateng

African Diaspora Nation

950 Eagles Landing Parkway, Suite 686

Stockbridge Ga 30281

kboateng@africandiasporanation.org

Related Press Releases:

https://news.morgan.edu/degree-programs-in-ghana/

https://news.morgan.edu/african-eagle-award/




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