By KIPLYN PRIMUS
This week on The Local Take I speak with Kwabena Boateng about the launch of the HBCU African Homecoming Ghana program. This is an initiative of Atlanta based African Diaspora Nation.
This program is set up as an exchange between HBCU students, educators, corporate and community leaders from the USA in dialog and partnership with the same groups from the continent. Boateng is taking a long view in hopes of exploiting the largest free market zone between the countries of Africa.
Entrepreneurship, investment and repatriation opportunites exist and will be discussed. Job and career opportunities are available for students and faculty members as well.
The organization kicked off their media campaign on Friday, March 6th with the support of Ambassador Andrew Young.
Student, Faculty, Alumni and Cultural exchanges will be offered. Additionally there is hope that research and technology partnerships will be formed. Morgan State University has become the first HBCU to establish a degree program in Ghana starting in August 2020.