OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE GLOBAL DIASPORA WEEK BRUSSELS 2017
The Global Diaspora Week (GDW) is a week dedicated to diaspora communities and their contributions to global development. GDW is intended to create awareness, enable collaboration and enhance learning among those working with diaspora communities in different locations around the world.
Official opening of the Global Diaspora Week was on the 9th October 2017 at The European Parliament
Theme: Innovation & Entrepreneurship:
The Role of Diaspora in transforming Africa
Diaspora Project in the Spotlight : Akon Lighting Africa
In this edition, organized in partnership with the African Perspective Magazine (TAP), Global Africa and Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) was graced by eminent personalities and officials from different African and European institutions and African embassies accredited to the European Union. Among the personalities were H.E Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, Patron of Global Africa, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Laureate of the Sakharov Prize and Founder of Panzi Hospital, H.E Louis Michel, Minister of State, Member of the European Parliament, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, H.E Amadou Diop, Ambassador of Senegal to Belgium and the EU and Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors , H.E. Mr Lembit Uibo, Ambassador, Estonian Permanent Representative to the PSC; Ambassador to Belgium, Madam Cécile Kyenge Kashetu, Member of the European Parliament and Mr. Luc Tanoh, COO of the Akon Lighting Africa.