African Union Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Arikana meets with the Founder of CSAAEINC, Reverend Agbagwa.
- Both to work with African Civil Society Organizations in Diaspora to help facilitate development in Africa.
Washington, D.C., March 6, 2018: The African Union Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao has expressed enthusiasm to work with Africans in Diaspora to help facilitate development and end poverty in Africa. Dr. Arikana said this in a meeting with the Founder and President of the Centre for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics, Incorporated (CSAAEINC), Rev. Fr. Dr. Godswill Agbagwa who was recently elected to represent Africa at the World Bank – IMF Civil Society Policy Forum Permanent Working Group. The aim of the meeting was to explore ways in which Civil Society Organizations in diaspora can work together to facilitate development in Africa.
The meeting was a successful move for synergy and a great news for African Civil Society Organizations as the relationship with the Ambassador will kick off next month. The Ambassador promised to host African Civil Society Organizations at the African Union Embassy in April when Civil Societies World over gather at the World Bank for the annual Spring meeting of Civil Society Organizations.
After the meeting which ended late on Tuesday evening, the Ambassador accompanied by her husband, Dr. Nii Saban Quao and Father Agbagwa paid a courtesy call to the Liberian Ambassador to the United States where the trio continued the conversation on the need for Africans in Diaspora to help fast track development in Africa.
It must be recalled that Fr. Dr. Godswill Agbagwa, a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri serving in the United States, founded CSAAEINC in 2013 to redress the challenges of leadership, poor entrepreneurial spirit, and misguided social and moral sense – all of which he believes are the causes of poverty and underdevelopment in Africa. Fr. Agbagwa and his team are accomplishing these through four youth focused programs designed to nurture a new generation of African leaders imbued with the character and skill set necessary to facilitate development and end poverty in Africa. The programs include, the Emerging African Leaders Program (ELP), Career Building and Entrepreneurship Program (CBEP), Students Ethics and Anti-Corruption Network (SEACON) and Network of Effective African Leaders (NEAL). To get involved, please visit www.csaaeinc.org to learn more.
Uja, Joy Chigozie