Washington, DC, Dalaware 10-12 April – The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the Delaware State University (DSU), a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the United States of America (USA) host the inaugural DSU-APRM Pan African Development conference in Delaware, USA from the 10th – 12th April 2019. The event seeks to:
- launch the Centre for Global Africa (CGA), an interdisciplinary think tank designed to engage research and advocacy on global African affairs. It will operate with other HBCUs in the USA making the Centre the first academic collaboration if its kind to collectively work with the African continent to contribute towards the scholarship of African governance and socioeconomic conditions;
- commemorate the 400th year anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (1619-2019; and
- launch the first scholarly and internship exchange programme between DSU, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, APRM and the African Union
The APRM and the DSU concluded their partnership agreement in 2018 and in which the institutions agreed to cooperate on various academic areas and projects all of which will provide intellectual capital to enrich and expand the functionality of the two institutions and to further make positive contributions to the development of the continent.
“This partnership is in line with the Declaration of the Global African Diaspora Summit, held in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, in May, 2012, in which African and Diaspora Heads of State and Government committed themselves, amongst others, to design and develop platforms for African and Diaspora educators and scholars to address the developmental agenda of the continent and the Diaspora, including the establishment of African- centred institutions and programmes and increased collaboration efforts between academic and research institutions in Africa and the Diaspora regions. The launch of the CGA will enhance the concrete realization of these aspirations” APRM CEO Prof. Eddy Maloka.
The APRM is an organ of the African Union (AU) established in 2003 as a self-monitoring mechanism designed to promote policies, standards and practices that conform to the agreed political, economic and corporate governance values, codes and standards contained in the African Union Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance. DSU is an academic institution of higher learning Founded in 1891 and established in terms of the laws of the United States of America. It is a Historically Black, Public University (HBCU). CGA is an interdisciplinary academic center designed to engage research, consultancy, and advocacy on global African affairs.
The conference will achieve a way forward to contribute the expertise of DSU and other Historically Black Universities toward the goal of greater stability among African nations; expansion of DSU’s involvement in international cooperation, among others, DSU will provide intellectual capital and opportunities to student interns to assist the APRM, also produce necessary future progress of mutual benefits and further develop the continent.
The Conference will be streamed live on line – details of this will follow soon
For inquiries please contact:
Liziwe Selana ( Head of Communications APRM)