Ambassador Andrew Young and HBCU Leaders to Headline HBCU Africa Homecoming Ghana 2020 Media Launch
Updated: Feb 27, 2020
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
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