For Immediate Release
January 30th 2024
Kwabena Boateng, Founder/President of African Diaspora Nation today announced the appointment of Brandon Kabagambe as Regional Director for East Africa.
Kabagambe is an accomplished professional in education and community development renowned for his exceptional skills in stakeholder management, recruitment, strategic partnership building, and resource mobilization. A graduate of Morehouse College, Brandon holds a BA in Political Science with a specialization in international relations. Currently, he serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the Spring Institute for Forest on the Moon.
His dedication to fostering strategic partnerships, particularly within the Youth Empowerment, Diaspora outreach, and education sectors, has been instrumental in transforming lives and fostering positive change in his community and beyond. Throughout his professional journey, Brandon has made significant contributions to various organizations in Rwanda, including Purpose Rwanda, Care International, Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture, Office of Government Spokesperson, USAID, New Dawn Associate, and Rwa Business Group. In the US, he collaborated with Next Generation Men/Women and UC San Diego, conducting research focused on understanding the integration of African immigrants into American society.
Notably, Brandon served as the President of the African Student Association at Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University. His leadership during his tenure was marked by initiatives that promoted cultural exchange, diversity, and collaboration among students.
During his presidency of the International Students Association at Morehouse College, he organized and hosted the impactful "Africa We Want Seminar." This event brought together a distinguished group of professors, professionals, and scholars who shared insights and perspectives on their envisioned Africa.
Brandon is a recipient of the Youth Achievement Award from African Awards USA and the JJCF Research fund. Additionally, he played a key role in organizing the HBCU Africa Homecoming initiative launch event, further highlighting his commitment to fostering connections between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Africa.
Brandon Kabagambe's multifaceted leadership, combined with his academic background and commitment to community development, reflects a remarkable individual dedicated to making a positive impact on society.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brandon Kabagambe to our team as the pioneer Regional Director for East Africa. Brandon’s remarkable track record in stakeholder management, coupled with his deep commitment to youth empowerment and community development, aligns perfectly with our mission at African Diaspora Nation. His visionary leadership and passion for fostering meaningful change are exactly what we need to drive our initiatives forward in East Africa”, said Boateng.
Reacting to the appointment Kabagambe stated that,
"I am profoundly honored and excited to join the African Diaspora Nation as the Regional Director for East Africa. The opportunity to contribute to an organization with such a powerful mission resonates deeply with my personal and professional aspirations. I look forward to leveraging my experiences in stakeholder management, youth empowerment, and community development to further our collective goals. Together, we have the potential to make significant strides in nurturing talent, fostering innovation, and building sustainable communities across East Africa. I am eager to collaborate with the team and our partners to unlock this potential and create lasting impact."
African Diaspora Nation is a Cambridge, MA based culturally responsible Pan-Human sustainable development organization that has a priority focus on catalyzing human development in Africa and its diaspora, and as such sees Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), globally minded universities, professional/technical associations, governments, the United Nations, the African Union and technology companies as priority partners of choice in delivering upon its mandate. ADN's X-Africa STEAM and Leadership Advancement Initiative (SLAI) marks its strategic pivot into STEAM Innovation in acknowledgement of the once in a 200+ year opportunity to leapfrog Global African development.