2022 Dr. Martin R. Delany Distinguished Fellow (MDDF) Inaugural Program Launch
The Center for Global Africa (CGA) at Delaware State University (DSU) announced Dr. Eddy Maloka, CEO of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), as its Inaugural Dr. Martin R. Delany Distinguished Fellow and African Union Diplomat in Residence at DSU for 2022-2024.
The Fellowship was developed by CGA’s founder and executive director Professor Ezrah Aharone to provide institutional platforms for preeminent thought leaders in the fields of government, industry, academia, and civil society to create strategies, shape policy, and foster enterprising partnerships between the US, Africa, and African Diaspora to accelerate Agenda 2063.
The Dr. Martin R. Delany Distinguished Fellowship (MDDF) provides institutional platforms for preeminent achievers and thought-leaders in government, industry, academia, and civil society to devise strategies, influence policy, and implement practices that foster reciprocal US, Africa, and Diaspora advancements.
The MDDF is a first-of-kind collaboration between Diasporic and African institutions that include HBCUs, AU, and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). APRM is a specialized AU agency led by Dr. Maloka that comprises 42 African nations.
APRM conducts Review Reports with recommendations aimed to improve African governance and socioeconomic progress according to Agenda 2063, which is Africa’s 50-year development blueprint that encourages Diaspora (Sixth Region) involvement.
The inaugural MDDF also timely coincides with the AU’s 20-year anniversary (2002 - 2022), which is themed “Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent: Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development.”
The MDDF accordingly provides institutional focus and global platforms to promote awareness, expand discourse, and mobilize engagements with diverse stakeholders for reciprocal US, Africa, and Diaspora advancements.
Dr. Maloka made a series of public and virtual appearances in April 2022 to promote the CGA-APRM partnership and two-way channels for increased US-Africa partnerships in priority areas that include:
Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP
Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
The Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)
The Sixth Region