Anticipations have surrounded the 5-day All African Diaspora Education Summit (ADES) scheduled for September 2022 at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana from 19th – 24th.
The summit was launched earlier this year in May, at the Elizabeth Adabor Conference Room, Institute of Education, UCC, to set out the purpose of the summit, and feature UCC’s commitment to the objective of the event’s organisers.
The theme for the summit will be “Reclaiming African Sovereignty through African-Centered Education: Pushing Excellence as a mantra in everything through the Right Education.”
It is sponsored and promoted by the Obokese Foundation, in partnership with African Male Education Network and Development (A2MEND), and the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
Other key partners include: African Diaspora Development Institute, African Association of Universities, Cape Coast Technical University, Ministry of Education – Ghana, Office of the President – Ghana, Ghana National House of Chiefs, AfCTA Secretariat, FraserNation Inc., Oduwacoin Blockchain Solutions, PANAFEST Foundation, Obokese University of Excellence and This is Africa Fest.
In order to design a new course for transforming the narrative about Africa through African-centered education, the summit aims to bring together African educators and students from Ghana and the diaspora.
According to the organisers, diasporan educational institutions are set up to spread the false notion of cultural inferiority. Thus, they are urging Africans in the diaspora to retain their beliefs, culture, and traditions rather than becoming too assimilated into foreign cultures.
The summit will include participation from roughly 15 historically black institutions and universities throughout Europe.
Its main motives will surround interactions with students about the African Renaissance, capacity building, excursions to the Assin-Manso Slave River, the Cape Coast Castle, and the Elmina Castle, as well as chieftaincy awards.
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In addition to others, the summit will bring together students, academics, traditional leaders, and members of the Diaspora for a transformational cultural immersion and productive partnerships.
- Dr. Julianne Malveaux – Dean of College of Ethnic Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
- Anthony Browder – World Renowned Historian and Archaeologist
- Lasana O. Hotep – Executive Diector, Hotep Consultants
The summit ended its online registration on August 5, but provided a contingency for those who have missed the registration deadline.
Interested attendees can send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a possible extension for registration.
To learn more about the order of programme, please review the summary of schedule for each of the 5 days using this LINK