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The first Pan African Heritage conference will be held virtually August

The first Pan African Heritage conference will be held virtually August 5-7, 2021 under the theme “Building Bridges among Africans worldwide through Scholarship, Culture, Technology and Innovation”.

The first global conference of the Pan African Heritage World since its launch on September 21, 2020, brings together academics, cultural workers, creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators in the wide Pan African world to deliberate on practical ways to bridge the knowledge gap among people of African descent.

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 Columbia; Professor Toyin Falola of University of Texas at Austin, and Dr Sheila Walker, Cultural Anthropologist, USA.

The Pan African Heritage World is an international non-political, non-profit NGO registered in Ghana, the USA, and various parts of the world to construct a Heritage Museum complex in Ghana to 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 programmes and activities.

The Museum project is endorsed by the African Union Commission Pan African Heritage World, the Association of African Universities, UNESCO, the NAACP, and many other international organizations.

The August conference will also launch the Virtual Version of the Pan African Heritage World Museum. Registration details will be published soon.

For more information, visit http://www.pahw.org.

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