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Caribbean and Organization of American States African Diaspora Affairs

Caribbean and Organisation of American State African Diaspora Affairs

The Caribbean and Organisation of American State African Diaspora Affairs is an International Organisation created from Article 4 of the ECOSOCC Statute with regard to all historic migrations (forced and voluntary). The African Union defines the African Diaspora as “Consisting of people of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union. Following AU Constitutive Act that invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of African continent, in the building of the African Union, the Caribbean-OAS African Diaspora Affairs is empowered to encourage African Diasporas living in the Caribbean and OAS countries.

Thus, the COADA serves as one of the focal points and hub for implementing the African Union decision to invite and encourage the African Diaspora to participate in the building and development of the African continent. Its main objective therefore, is to serve as ADVOCATES for rebuilding the global African family in the service of the development and integration agenda of the African continent.

Within this context, it serves as the counterpart of AU Civil Society Diaspora Division under the Directorate office of the Department. As such it carries out responsibilities that Civil Society perform for the African Diaspora. These include:

Persuading the Head of Diaspora Division of AU to continue its mainstreaming of Diaspora participation in the African Union agenda across departments, partnership frameworks and the wide range of policy activity including the flagship Agenda 2063

Persuading the strengthening of the operational capacity of the African Union to support Diaspora involvement in AU activities through regular communication and flow of information on AU events and activities and vice-visa, cross-fertilization of AU program with Diaspora activities and mapping of African Diaspora around the world.

Persuade the accreditation of Diaspora organisations and networks as observers, delegates and participants at Au Summit and other meetings

Advocacy of Diaspora networks and coalitions, seek technical support and assistance, enabling framework of cooperation and working relations.

Whereby:-

  1. Promote the truth about the Africans who took the good news about Christ Jesus with the Holy Spirit to Africa thousands of years ago before the Europeans colonized Africa.
  2. Promote every area of Agricultural
  3. Promote African Education and Research.

4.Promote Caribbean African Chamber of Commerce

5. Promote Trade and Investment and friendly relations amongst the Diaspora and their Countries and Africa

6. Promote Scientific, technological exchange between the Diaspora and their countries

7. Promote educational Scholarships for both Africans Diaspora and Africans in the continent.

8. Promote Sports, art, music and culture within the African Diaspora

9. Promote African History and Philosophers

10.Promote African Scholars, Engineers, Scientists and Medicine

11. Promote African Foods within the Diaspora

12. Promote African Clothes within the Diaspora 

Advocate visa free travels for both Africans and Africans in Diaspora; encourage African Diaspora into making Investments in Africa;

Explore possibilities of establishing commercial Banks to empower young Africans in business, science and technology.

The organisation will achieve its main objectives of sustainable development and poverty reduction in African and African Diaspora States, by encouraging greater integration into the world’s economy.

Partnership is also extended to new actors such as civil society, private sector, trade unions and local authorities. These will be involved in consultations and planning of national development strategies, providing them with access to financial resources and getting involved in the implementation of programmes with AU, UN, CARICOM, OAS,  ECOWAS, EU and many others.

Thus in addition, the Caribbean-OAS African Diaspora Affairs’  (COADF) mission is to strengthen Caribbean-OAS African Diaspora employees working anywhere through professional development, career management, and mentoring that will enable retention and growth. The forum also works to strengthen the bonds between Employers and its local African-Caribbean-Latin American communities. The Organisations is made up of highly qualified Diplomats, International Lawyers, Administrators, Historians, Journalists, Civil Right Activists and Educators.