Bethune-Cookman Establishes African Diaspora Sustainability Partnership

A unique partnership between the International Human Rights Commission and Bethune-Cookman University will seek to add research and advocacy to development efforts in five African and Caribbean nations.

The partnership, which BCU officials say is the first of its kind to be developed with a historically black college or university, adds institutional support to the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for sustainable national development.

“Bethune-Cookman University is uniquely positioned to assist in this transformation, and the IHRC believes in the institutional capacity, creativity and innovative partnerships to accomplish the 2030 Agenda outcomes through educational outreach initiatives and programming,” said Foday Mansaray, Special Diplomatic Adviser speaking on behalf of the World Chairman of the IHRC.

Bethune-Cookman will work as an educational, training and grantmaking partner in establishing study abroad opportunities with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal and Republic of Guyana.

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