Pan African Roots Synergy Summit

roundtable-group-1-980x551-1 Members of the Pan African Roots Synergy Delegation

The Summit was spearheaded by the Organizing & Planning Committee of the Roundtable: Professor Dr. David Horne, President of the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC), Archbishop Dr. Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu, President of The African Diaspora Union (AFRIDU) and Mrs. Grace Abena James, “Right To Return Alliance” along with the representation of various Pan-African organizations and AFRICORA/SOAD represented by VPM Keturah Amoako and the SOAD members resident in Ethiopia discussed and deliberated for 4 days the Diaspora Declaration of 2012 ratified by the AU Heads of State.

At the end of the 4 days, two documents were produced in response to the Diaspora Declaration which will be submitted to the relevant AU organs, more particularly, CIDO and ECOSOCC.

These documents can be read here:-

  1. THE ADDIS ABABA MAY25th_2022 DECLARATION RESOLUTION MB
  2. THE ADDIS ABEBA MAY25th_2022 TEN YEARS AFTER SUMMARY AGREEMENTS MB

The Roundtable Committee and all organizations represented are hopeful that CIDO and ECOSOCC will act upon the recommendations and necessary actions as detailed in the documentation to ensure greater involvement, participation, and representation of 6th Region Pan-African organizations, NGOs, and entities to fully integrate within the organs of the AU and to ensure that the 6th Region will have a permanent and consistent presence at the AU table.

 The Roundtable Summit and Gala Dinner were also graced by the presence of His Royal Majesty King Alfred Diete Spiff, Special Royal Envoy AFRIDU, Chairman of Africa Diaspora Traditional Rulers Council Bayelsa State, Nigeria who throughout the Summit expressed and dedicated his full support and resources for all that the Roundtable sought to achieve, especially within Nigeria and extended an invitation to all participants in connection with repatriation to his Kingdom in Nigeria. 

The Roundtable Committee shall diligently work and follow up with CIDO and ECOSOCC towards executing the Diaspora Declaration of 2012 and to work to implementing the responsive Declaration and Resolutions submitted by the Roundtable Committee.

Source: SOAD News

 

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