AU Mission celebrates Black History Month.

Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, on Sunday February 27, attended a high-level dialogue on “Human Capital Development and Gender Inclusion”.

Organized by African Union Representational Mission to the United States of America, the celebration highlighted the rich history of the African Diaspora across the globe, and included panel discussions, history presentations and a virtual art show.

Ambassador Mukantabana called attention to moving from inspiration to implementation.

Commenting on human capital development, she said, “We need to prepare our people for the jobs of

the future; prioritize programs to increase our people’s employability- competitiveness and related skills.”

On gender inclusion, ambassador Mathilde reiterated the importance of promotion of gender equality at all levels, “This has to be put in the larger context as steadfast philosophy of people-centered politics. People centered progress and development must maximize people’s participation. It should be inclusive for the benefit of all of us.”

The celebration of Black History month highlighted the important role of the African Diaspora in the development across the globe.

The panelists made the case of how Diasporas can be catalysts in building viable partnerships and effectively address a multiplicity of difficult and complex problems that face our continent.”

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