Welcome to the Revival of Panafricanism Forum
“The Cradle of a New Panafrican Consciousness”
The Revival of Panafricanism Forum is a platform which contributes to building a global alliance in the 21st century in order to consolidate an African spiritual, cultural, social, economical, and political identity necessary to tackle Africa’s and the African Diaspora’s challenges.
It is the cradle of a new panafrican consciousness and helps promote a new dispensation of panafricanism, “The Vision for the Redemption of Africa”.
While building a universal alliance for Africa, it also helps to revive the strong bond, which once existed between Africans and people of African descent.
We, at the Revival of Panafricanism Forum take advantage of the Web 2.0 technology, which harnesses collective intelligence, social collaboration, and community engagement, in order to help shape a new panafrican consciousness and to give to panafricanism its rightful place in world affairs. We contribute to the plurality of discourse on Africa by organizing regular and permanent conversations on panafricanism through the creation of a permanent institution, which is the Revival of Panafricanism Forum.
This panafrican forum fills a vacuum and satisfies a need in many ways: It is a medium to educate the African masses, people of African descent, and the world via continuing discussions, workshops, seminars, webinars, and an annual convention about panafricanism as a key to the authentic development and redemption of Africa and the global African Diaspora.
We bring the panafricanism debate from the periphery to the core, from regional groupings, politicians, special interests groups, non-governmental organizations, academics, and policy makers to the common person of African ancestry who has as much right to be included as the aforementioned groups.
The organization of conferences has always been part of the history of panafricanism. Sylvester William organized the first panafrican conference in 1900. Dubois organized five major panafrican congresses respectively in 1919, 1921, 1923, 1927, and 1945. Marcus Garvey, who brought the panafrican movement to the masses, put together conventions respectively in 1920, 1921, and 1922. Kwame N’krumah initiated in 1958 the All Africa’s People conference. Later, various leaders, scholars, and grassroots movements have periodically organized discussions to promote the ideal of panafricanism. These great Pan-Africanists ignited and sustained the panafrican spirit that we, the members of the Revival of Panafricanism Forum proudly join and would like to perpetuate, thus honoring their legacies and escorting Panafricanism into the 21st Century.
Gnaka Lagoke, Ph.D.