— Who We Are —

International Board of Trustees

    • Dr. Joseph Silver (USA)
    • Ms. Mandy Mullens-Williams (USA)*
    • Maisie Meggon Howell (Ghana/Jamaica)*
    • Ms. Elaine Bannerman (UK)*
    • Dr. Bonile Jack Pama (South Africa)*
    • Queen Diambi Kabatusuila (District of Republic Congo)
    • Cyrille Njikeng (USA)
    • Rabbi Kohain Halevi (Ghana/USA) 
    • Dr. Claire Nelson (Jamaica/USA) 
    • Amb. William Awinador-Kanyirige (Ghana) 
    • Amb. Nyahuma Obika (Trinidad & Tobago)*
    • Mr. Diallo Sumbry – (USA/Ghana) 
    • Ms. Cherae Robinson (USA) 
    • Sandra Appiah (USA) 
  • Mr. Abdel-Monem Fawzi-Moneir (Egypt)*
  • Pauline Ford (USA)
  • Boshigo Matlou (S.Africa)
  • Mr. Bobby Benson Jr. (Nigeria)*
  • Dr. Colin Sentongo (Uganda)
  • Mr. Ivor Agyeman-Duah (Ghana)
  • Mr. Nii Kwate Owoo (Ghana)
  • Dr. Afia Zakiya (USA/GH)
  • Mr. Kweku Opoku (GH)
  • Dr. Francis Gbormittah (Ghana)
  • Mr. Joseph Warungu (Kenya)*
  • Prof Magueye Kasse (Senegal)*
*Branch Presidents

Executive Council

  • Hon. Kojo Yankah – Chairman
  • Mr. Ladi Nylander
  • Nana Ama Yankah
  • Mr. Bright Afful
  • Ms. Marigold Akufo-Addo
  • Mr. John Mitchell
  • Ms. Brenda Joyce
  • Dr. Sam Mensah
  • Mr Bobby Banson

Management Committee

  • Executive Director
  • Gilbert Kobina Bouhairie – Director of Communications 

Academic Council

  • Prof Asare Opoku: Professor & Chair, Kwabena Nketia Centre for Africana Studies, African University College of Communications (AUCC), Ghana

  • Prof. Molefi Kete Asante: Professor & Chair, Dept of Africology and African American Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Queen Mother Dr. Dowoti Desir: Founding Director, The Afro Atlantic Theologies & Treaties Institute, Benin
  • Prof. Bertrade Ngo -Ngijol Banoum: Chair, Dept of Africana Studies, Lehman College City University of New York, USA

  • Prof. Toyin Falola: Professor of History & African Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

  • Prof. Camara Mohamed: Chair, Department of African Studies, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA

  • Prof. Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies: Professor of English & African Studies, Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

  • Prof. Maulana Karenga: Professor of Africana Studies, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA

  • Prof. Kathryn Morgan: Director, African American Studies Program, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA

  • Dr. Funlayo Wood-Menzies: Founding Director, African & Diasporic Religious Studies Association, California, USA
  • Prof. Iva Carruthers: PhD, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Emeritus Professor, Educator and Pan African Activist, USA

  • Prof. Ezrah Aharone: Adjunct Associate Professor, Political Science, Delaware State University, USA
  • Prof. Abena Busia: Former Professor in Women & Gender Studies, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
  • Prof. Amina Mama: Director, Women & Gender Studies, University of California, Davis, USA

  • Prof. Pashington Obeng: Dean of Arts & Sciences, Specialized in Indian Ocean & Transatlantic African Diaspora Studies, Ashesi University, Ghana,

  • Prof. Silva Santos: Penn Museum, Penn State University, Philadelphia, USA

  • Prof. Aurora Vergara: Director, Afrodiasporic Studies Center, ICESI University, Colombia, USA

  • Prof. Verene A. Shepherd: Professor of Social History, University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

  • Prof. Kehbuma Langmia: Professor & Chair, Department of Strategic, Legal, Management Communication, Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Howard University, Washington DC, USA

  • Dr. Marta Moreno Vega: President of Creative Justice Initiative, Co-Founder Corredor Afro

  • Dr. Umar Ahmad Kasule: Faculty Member, Islamic Studies and Kalam Department, Islamic University, Uganda
  • Prof Ncedile Saule: Research Fellow, School of Language and Literature at the Department of African Languages and Creative Writing, Rhodes University, USA