Press Release: First Pan African Heritage World Conference to be held in August, 2021

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Press Release: First Pan African Heritage World Conference to be held in August, 2021

The Pan African Heritage World, and its partners will be hosting the first Pan African Heritage World Conference from August 5-7, 2021. The event  has adopted a hybrid format and will take place both online (virtually) and onsite at the premises of the Association of African Universities in Accra, Ghana.

The Minister of Education of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Yaw O. Adutwum, will deliver the keynote address at the Conference on the theme – Building Bridges among Africans worldwide through Scholarship, Culture, Technology and Innovation’. Participants at the conference will include Pan African visionaries and innovators, scholars and educators, religious and spiritual leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, technologists and Pan African student organizations and institutions from around the world.

Among the many speakers at the conference are Professor Molefi Kete Asante of Temple University, USA, Dr Runoko Rashidi, historian and public lecturer, and Professor Maulana Karenga, professor of African Studies and founder of the Kwanzaa Festival. Others include  Emeritus Professor Kofi Asare Opoku of Ghana, Emeritus Prof Rupert Lewis of Jamaica, Emeritus Professor Iva Carruthers of California, Mr. Onyekachi Wambu of AFFORD-UK, and  Dr Aurola Vergara-Figueroa of Colombia.  Professor Toyin Falola of University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Sheila Walker, Cultural Anthropologist, USA, will also be speaking at the conference. Interested participants are invited to visit  to register for the conference.

The Conference follows the groundbreaking sod cutting which commenced the construction of the Pan African Heritage World Museum to be completed in December 2022 and commissioned in Ghana in July 2023. The Heritage Museum complex will provide the opportunity to unlearn and relearn the history, culture, ideals and civilization of Africa from mankind’s creation till the present. The first living museum of its kind in Africa, the complex includes the Pan African Heroes Park, the Palaces of African Kingdoms, the African Herbal Plant Village and a host of experiential programmes and activities.

The Museum project is endorsed by the African Union Commission, the Association of African Universities, UNESCO, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and other international organizations.

Contact: Tel.: Ms. Yaa Nti, 055 266 0016

Issued by the Communication Department of the Pan African Heritage World, Accra, Ghana.

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