In response to the invitation extended to us by the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), AIDO is pleased to announce that a delegation comprising ten (10) persons including African royalty, academia and distinguished Traditional Leaders, will travel to Jamaica and participate as resource persons during the planned activities to mark the 75th Anniversary of the University of West Indies and the 10th Anniversary of the  CARICOM Reparations Commission. The visit is scheduled for 28 February to 6 March 2023 in Jamaica.  

The visit is intended to contribute to building an Africa-CARICOM alliance in support of the reparations movement and to engage and inspire youth in Jamaica and the Caribbean region. In keeping with one of AIDO’s objectives, the Jamaica visit creates an opportunity for reconnection with the African diaspora, to promote cultural appreciation and cooperation between Africa and the Caribbean, and increase knowledge and awareness of the history and current reality in Africa, including the continued prominence and pivotal role of African Traditional Leaders across the continent. 

Based on the theme for the engagement – “Reparations and Royalty, Africa and Europe: Exploding Myths and Empowering Truths,” the following are the persons who will constitute AIDO’s delegation: 

1: Her Highness, Queen Grace Eganda – Program Director & Head of Aido Royal Community. 

2: His Royal Highness, Paul Sande Emolot, Papa Emorimor III, King of Ateker Iteso and Chairman, Council of African Traditional leaders and Diaspora Alliance.  

3: His Royal Majesty, Dr Robinson Tanyi, King of Tino Mbu Cameron and President African Indigenous Governance Council (AIGC)   

4: Her Royal Highness, Princess Dr. Nikiwe Bam, President African Indigenous Leaders (YAIL) and AIDO Country  Ambassador, [Southern Africa.] 

 5: H.E Ambassador Ireneo Omositson Namboka, Vice President AIDO, Vice Chancellor, African Open University Switzerland, Geneva, and retired United Nations Human Rights Advisor, DPKO and UNITAR. 

 6: Nana Enoch Aboagye Gyabaa III, the Gyaasehene of Abiriw Akuapem, Ghana (Attorney of Law) 

7:  His Royal Highness Toro of Bade – King Alhaji Abdulsalam Bashir – Fulani Nation, Nigeria. 

8:  Her Royal Majesty, Queen Cynthia Khumalo Mzilikazi III, Aido Royal Community.

9: Princess Africa -Aisha Jean Baptiste – African Cultural Development Organisation (ACDA) 

The programme highlights include a Symposium on the theme at the University of the West Indies, a youth engagement forum with tertiary students, reconnection with the Maroon community in Accompong and other ceremonial activities.