PJ Patterson Institute for Africa Caribbean Advocacy hosts inaugural symposium


Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley shared that: “The pursuit of reparative justice demands we stand together as partners and allies, amplifying our voice and advancing our common interests on the global stage.”

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, extolling the historical bonds between the two regions, said: “The ties between the Caribbean and Africa run deep,” he affirmed, “forged by a shared history, culture, oppression, and identity.” He expressed concern that both regions have not invested enough in critical areas to improve development and improve the lives of the citizens significantly.

Pro Vice-Chancellor of UWI Sir Hilary Beckles spoke of the pivotal role of the PJ Patterson Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy as it collaborates with the university in advancing collective interests, emphasising the commitment to nurturing a synergistic partnership at this crucial time for Global Africa. “This 21st century will be the century of reparatory justice, African diaspora solidarity and institution building. This is now the moment!”

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