Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

Panel Discussion: Diaspora Engagements in Africa: What Role for Canada?

November 2, 2016 at 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:303 Paterson Hall

Umeme: Institute of African Studies Flashpoint Series

Panel Discussion: Diaspora Engagements in Africa: What Role for Canada?

On the occasion of a tour of Ottawa by the African Union’s Citizens and Diaspora Organizations (CIDO) team, Carleton’s Institute of African Studies and Cuso International are organizing an interactive panel with the team. It will be an auspicious occasion for CIDO to discuss and share highlights of its strategic partnerships in Canada in support of diaspora engagement objectives under the first 10 -Year Plan of Agenda 2063. The panel will be joined by Carleton faculty and members of the African diplomatic corps to examine possibilities for Canada’s engagement in Africa’s diaspora frameworks.


Mr. Kyeretwie Osei, Desk Officer, Diaspora Division, CIDO, the African Union Commission. Mr. Ernest Adjei, Diaspora Officer, the High Commission of Ghana, Professor Pius Adesanmi, Director, Institute of African Studies. Ainalem Tebeje, Vice-president of the Association for Higher Education and Development  (AHEAD) Mr. Ahmed El Basheer, Head of Diaspora division at AU will be available in the hall for questions and comments.

For additional event information here

Date: Wednesday November 2nd, 2016

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Venue: 608 Robertson Hall (Senate Room)

Meter Parking at P1 or along University Drive