Agumenu and others elected as Snr Research Fellows at Afro- Global

Dr Donald Senanu Agumenu, an International Leadership Consultant, Peace Ambassador with the Universal Peace Federation, and a Leadership Advisory Council Member of the International Cities of Peace, USA, was elected as an Snr Research Fellow at the Centre For African Diplomacy and Global Engagement(Afro- Global) launched under the theme – Mobilizing Global Citizenship in Building Resilient and Inclusive Post-Covid Global Economy.

The Centre aims to serve as a hub in providing cutting-edge scholarly research and training, as well as promoting public engagement on global policy issues using multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches to contribute towards the implementation of effective policies on various aspects of Africa’s global and diplomatic relations.

In so doing, the Centre aims to build networks across Africa, focusing on key countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, and organizations such as AU, Ecowas, and the UN. The Centre will also identify areas of common African interest in relation to the rest of the world, and position Africa as a place of new and exciting opportunities for business and investment. The Centre will also offer practical training to public and private sector agencies in diplomacy, negotiation and contracts.

The Guest Speaker of the event, Rt Hon Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, emphasised the role of Diplomacy and International Relations at the legislature in deepening research and understanding of international affairs and legislative processes to be more resilient in championing emerging trends complexities within Africa and beyond. He reiterated the readiness of the Ghanaian Parliament to partner with the Centre for African Diplomacy and Global Engagement in shaping policies.

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In his inaugural address at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration on the theme, the Rt. Hon Speaker touched on the need to undertake critical research in diplomacy, climate change, complexities of Post- Covid-19, gender-based violence, vaccine passports etc as critical issues.

He asserted that, global citizenship must be developed and harmonized around timeless values and principles of human dignity and sustainable institutions

The membership of the Centre was drawn from diverse disciplines and professional backgrounds across the continent.