By Spy Uganda
The first Pan African Heritage conference will be a hybrid and virtual three-day event from August 5-7, 2021 at the Association of African Universities in Accra, Ghana. The theme is ‘Building Bridges among Africans worldwide through Scholarship, Culture, Technology and Innovation’.
The conference will bring together Pan African visionaries and innovators, scholars and educators, religious and spiritual leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, techs and Pan African student organizations and institutions from all around the world.
Among the many speakers featuring at the conference are Professor Molefi Kete Asante of Temple University, USA, Dr Runoko Rashidi, historian and public lecturer, Professor Maulana Karenga, professor on African Studies and founder of Kwanzaa Festival, 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, Dr Aurola Vergara-Figueroa of Colombia, Professor Toyin Falola of University of Texas at Austin, and Dr Sheila Walker, Cultural Anthropologist, USA.
The conference follows the groundbreaking sod cutting which commenced the construction of the Pan African Heritage World Museum which will 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 Palace of African Kingdoms, the African Herbal Plant Village and a host of experiential programs and activities.
The Museum project is endorsed by the African Union Commission, the Association of African Universities, UNESCO, the NAACP, and other international organizations. Kindly visit, events.pahw.org, to register for the August conference.