The president of ADEPT, Alexis Neuberg will be attending the Commemoration of African Union Day and AU Flag Raising Ceremony 2023 in Ontario, Canada. This 3-day event will be implemented under the auspices of the African Union 6th Region, Canada(AU6RC) and the African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC).
The program of work is designed to rekindle the pan-Africanist action within the global African diaspora, especially through the lens of envisioning the “Africa we want,” and encourage those in the diaspora to celebrate their heritage and ties to the African continent. The joint commemoration is conceived together with ECOSOCC in accordance with its mandate to promote and strengthen the participation of African Civil Society Organizations on the continent and in the Diaspora in the implementation of AU policies and programs, including the representation of African diaspora civil society organizations in the formal structures of ECOSOCC.
There will also be networking sessions. This session is an opportunity for the delegations from AU, ECOSOCC, AU6RC, as well as members/representatives from Ontario’s provincial parliament, to interact in a bilateral networking meeting to discuss the implementation of ECOSOCC’s strategic priorities for diaspora engagement, particularly the network present in Canada and the wider North America region, as well as lay the groundwork for future commitment and collaboration with Canada in areas such as investment and trade missions to Africa.