FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA (March. 16, 2020)— African Diaspora Nation President Kwabena Boateng today announced the appointment of Mr. Dèjì Akọ́mọláfẹ́ as ADN's new Global Advisory Board Chair for Technology, Research and Innovation. Akọ́mọláfẹ́ will also serve on the Curriculum Modernization and International Experience Design Committee. The appointment takes immediate effect.
In this new role, Mr. Akọ́mọláfẹ́ will oversee the ADN HBCU Africa Education Consortium's Global Center of Excellence for Technology, Research and Innovation; a specific focus will also be transnational technology selection and partner development required to enable the virtual components of the HBCU Africa Innovation City. The priority desired outcome is that ADN's HBCU Africa Education Consortium member students have the opportunity of experiential "hands on" learning experiences in a real world application contexts.
Boateng notes that “Dèjì is a popular and regular Speaker at technical conferences and workshops worldwide, presenting technical subject matters related to capacity building in the age of modern technologies, with a view towards assisting Africa and Africa Diasporans in the quest to become better prepared for inclusion and direct participation in the modern economies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution".
Dèjì is a VMware Global Staff Solutions Architect and Technology Evangelist, specializing in Virtualization and Cloud Computing Technologies and Solutions. As a Program Manager of the VMware “Virtualize Africa” Program, Dèjì is directly involved in VMware’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives aimed at making technical contents, platform, resources, software and support available, accessible and affordable to Africans in the Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Digital Workspace disciplines. Dèjì represents VMware in supporting and facilitating various human capacity development initiatives across Africa through partnership with Africa-based Academic Institutions, Private Practitioners, NGOs, Community Builders and Individuals involved in similar efforts on the Continent. The launching and operationalization of the African Union’s “Pan African Virtual & eUniversity” (PAVEU) and collaboration with Egypt’s Information Technology Institute (ITI) towards the realization of Egypt’s “Vision 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy” are some of the notable outcomes of these engagements. His main passions are his two children (Lanre and Bisi) and the VMware Virtualize Africa Program.
“I have long respected and admired Mr. Dèjì Akọ́mọláfẹ́s work,” says Boateng. He is a die-hard advocate for enabling Fourth Industrial Revolution equity and access for under-represented youth around the world. His personal and professional integrity are unimpeachable and, as important, his international experience with the African Union and Academia. He has been responsible for elevating the Vmare brand in Africa of the and I am excited to now have his expertise and perspective on our team at ADN. Dèjì network and experience are a critical enabler for the impact we are resolved to make in the international education and human development space".
African Diaspora Nation is an Atlanta based culturally responsible Pan Human Human Capital Development organization that has a priority focus on catalyzing human development in Africa and it's diaspora, and as such sees Historically Black Colleges and Universities(HBCUs) and technology companies as priority partners of choice in delivering upon it's mandate.