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The Center for Global Africa (CGA) is a Pan-HBCU academic think tank that works with satellite partners in Africa and throughout the Diaspora, that engages in research, consultancy, advocacy and enterprising practices for global African development.  


Our mission is to implement solution-oriented initiatives with revenue- generating capacities for mutual advancements of Africa, the Diaspora, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by merging and leveraging Africa-Diaspora intellectual capital and economic capabilities. 


Through our strategic partner, the African Peer Review Mechanism 

(APRM) – which is a specialized agency of the African Union (AU) – we work to provide 2-way transactional activities to create both “The Africa We Want and the 6th Region We Want” as per Agenda 2063.


“Academic-Governmental-Economic Model (AGE™ Model) for Development,” we offer unique functional frameworks for joint Africa-Diaspora engagement and productivity.

Professor Ezrah Aharone
Professor Ezrah Aharone
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Professor Ezrah Aharone

Ezrah Aharone is a Hampton University graduate, author, public intellectual, and public diplomat. He is the conceptualizer, founding executive director of the Center for Global Africa (CGA), which envisions to mutually advance US-Africa governance, policymaking, and socioeconomic productivity. 

In 2018 he conceptualized the CGAas a systems-approach think tank that collaborates with private-public partners and Diaspora stakeholders to connect the academics of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to economies of Africa in ways that are solution-oriented, revenue-generating, and mutually beneficial.

As a public diplomat and scholar who specializes in sovereign studies and operational knowledge, he has over 30 years of geopolitical experience in African affairs, working as a strategist and subject matter expert to governments, businesses, and institutions.

This is reflected in a 2018 partnership he structured between the CGA and the African Union (AU) through the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), which distinguishes the CGA as an HBCU institution with an official AU accord that aims to facilitate two-way channels to advance African and Diaspora-Sixth Region relations and engagements.

Professor Ezrah has published 3 seminal books: The Sovereign Psyche: Systems of Chattel Freedom vs. Self-Authentic Freedom (2016); Sovereign Evolution: Manifest Destiny from Civil Rights to Sovereign Rights (2008); and Pawned Sovereignty: Sharpened Black Perspectives on Americanization, Africa, War, and Reparation (2003). His books examine the concept and consciousness of sovereignty as an evolving and universal practice that shapes governance, development, ideology, and societal behaviors, with explicit lenses on Africa, the Diaspora, and the African experience in America.

He is also a contributor to the university textbook Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans with Documents (2016). He is recognized as well among “Notable Alumni” of Hampton University in Historically Black Colleges and Universities: What You Should Know, (2014).

With a focus on operational knowledge, sovereign awareness, and intellectual capital development, he is an accomplished lecturer who counterintuitively addresses subjects of global, sovereign, and geopolitical importance. His deconstructing insights make complex subjects clear to understand.

Professor Ezrah is available upon request to speak on today’s foremost issues. His topics include:

  • Advancing Global and US Peace and Stability through Human Capital Development

  • Reconnecting African Americans to African Nations for Transformational US-Africa Progress

  • Expanding the 21st-Century Role and Relevance of HBCUs and African Universities

Along with interfacing with African presidents and leaders as a public diplomat, his consulting, media, and speaking engagements cover an array of audiences that include:

  • ANC KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa

  • National Liberation Heritage Institute of South Africa

  • Pan African Heritage World Museum of Ghana

  • US Global Leadership Coalition

  • US State Department SUSI Foreign Policymaking Program

  • The African Union

  • African Peer Review Mechanism

  • United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)

  • Association of African Universities 

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The Diaspora Division | African Union

Agenda 2063 is the blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. It is the strategic framework for delivering on Africa’s goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African.


African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

The APRM is a mutually agreed instrument voluntarily acceded to by AU member States as an African self-monitoring mechanism with the objective of improving governance dynamics at the local, national and continental levels.  

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