United States Institute of Peace
USIP is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government’s ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance our national security.
World Genesis Foundation
The World Genesis Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation committed to a mission to “leave no child without hope for the future.” The foundation works in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and other partners throughout the world in an effort to create opportunities for youth in areas where opportunities may be limited or unavailable today. In 2011 Ms. Heather Caton was elected President and CEO of World Genesis Foundation and is leading the organization into its next generation of growth and expansion.
UNESCO Center for Peace is the flagship of the U.S. Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and associations, promoting the ideals of UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization- has been building strong alliances in the Washington, DC metro area since 2004. Major partners include Americans for UNESCO, the United States Institute of Peace, the City of Frederick, Frederick County Public Schools, Prince George County Public School, Hood College, Frederick Community College and The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) at John Hopkins University.
Arik Air is West-Africa’s leading airline operating a domestic, regional and international flight network. We operate mainly from two hubs at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Arik Air’s head office is the Arik Air Aviation Center on the grounds of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos State.
The Diaspora Innovation Institute was established in 2012 after the maiden edition of the African Diaspora Conferences in Lagos Nigeria at the Prestigious Lagos Business School. The goal of the Institute is to build a structure for Diaspora return, Transition, relocation,Investment, Entrepreneurship and impact on Development. Focus is on Research, Diaspora Marketing, Transition, Conferences and Development. Research is on Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Technical knowledge transfer, local Innovation and Technological application.
Maryland Nigeria Chamber of Commerce.
We are a community of businesses centered on the trade, commerce, industry economic development of Maryland-Nigeria.Dr. Okere started his own private security company in 2004 serving Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He founded the Maryland Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, and is Senior Principal at Strategic Groups LLC. Dr. Okere was one of the first African immigrants to speak on a national platform at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Along with a dynamic team, Okere successfully held a workshop on International Trade and Commerce for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Initiative in February 2014.
A group of Aurora residents who are African immigrants have formed a partnership with a private investor to create the city’s first African-centric mall and community center, to open in May.The vision for Afrikmall is to provide space for African businesses as well as businesses from other cultures for restaurants, cafes, shops, barber shops, salons and offices, said Cobina Lartson, president and CEO of Afrikmall, and head of the Ghanan Council in Aurora.