Q What is WADU?
A WADU is a Pan African organization consistent with and dedicated to the historic work of Pan Africanism. Its focus is on unifying and empowering the African Diaspora politically, culturally and economically, as an integral part of Africa.
Q When was WADU initiated?
A WADU was envisioned by the Elombe Brath in 2003 as a response to the African Union call for the African Diaspora to help rebuild Africa. Baba James Small, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Del Jones, etc. launched WADU after the October 2004 Conference of African Intellectuals in Dakar, Senegal.
Q What is the African Diaspora?
A The African Diaspora is mainly those persons of African descent dispersed from Africa into Europe, Asia and the Americas during Arab and European commercial slave raids. It also consisted of those persons who voluntary migrated from Africa in the 20th and 21st century. The African population in the Western Hemisphere is about 150 million persons in South America (mainly Brazil & Columbia), in North America (USA), the Caribbean and in Europe.
Q What is WADU Operational Structure?
A WADU has a Diaspora High Council of Elders (led by a Chair), a Diaspora Executive Council (led by a President) and State Councils. Each State council (i.e. Georgia/Jamaica/France) is led by Co-Chairs (Male/Female) and advised by a State Chief Elder.
Q Why WADU?
A WADU, with its veteran leaders and Pan African comprehensive plan is considered one of the most authentic and effective Pan African organizations to serve the African Diaspora, our Homeland Africa and the world, in the 21st century. Finally, Africans need and deserve an organization that can be trusted!
Q What is WADU Relationship with other organizations?
A WADU operates on several levels with other Pan African and Africa related organizations with an agenda for phased integration of African Diaspora organizations in WADU and the Diaspora participation with the African Union over the next decade. First, WADU has an integrated leadership at all levels with other organizations; second, WADU has agreements with trusted organizations to collaborate and or partner on long term projects; and finally, WADU supports some short term events and programs to initiate the building of lasting relationships. Please do not confuse WADU with organizations with similar sounding names as “WADU.”
HOW CAN I HELP TO BUILD WADU?1. Enroll as an active or supportive Member, Organizer (Congress), or Elder of WADU in your Diaspora State;
2. Study Pan Africanism & promote Africa Month in May as a global campaign for Pan African education & actions;
3. Join our cultural campaign to send Africancentric books & teachers to Africa;
4. Participate in our economic agenda to invest, build business and conduct trade within the Diaspora & with Africa;
5. Tell the African Union that ‘Africa/ns Must Unite’ by contacting www.africa-union.org/;
6. Organize a WADU forum in your State on Africans—the Congo, Haiti, Trade… or just join us at our next WADU Summit;
7. Make a generous contribution to the WADU for African empowerment, in Africa and in the Black/African Diaspora.
The Unification and Restoration of African People
The Liberation, Unification and Empowerment of African People, with One Central Government in Africa.
THE WADU MANIFESTO
The World African Diaspora Union (WADU) having been created for the unification and solidifying the various associations, groups and individuals of the Black Diaspora and having accepted the Pan African Africancentric philosophy as the means of establishing a new global order of justice and equality for all by African empowerment for the accomplishment of the African Renaissance; Resolved:
1. To work towards the unification of Africa with one central Government under an African Union continental government body;
2. To work towards the official acceptance of the Diaspora as the 6th Region of the United Africa;
3. To oppose and eradicate racism, imperialism and neo-colonialism and its vestiges in all forms, everywhere;
4. To dedicate itself to the promulgation and recognition of the full dignity and equality of women in all aspects of life, globally;
5. To recognize and emulate the philosophy and teachings of our history, culture and the sciences and to perpetuate it in the education of our children;
6. To promote economic sustainable development of businesses, trade and commerce amongst African people and the world;
7. To promote humanitarian support, peace, reconciliation and security for the African people and its most vulnerable, our children;
8. To acknowledge and support the Abuja Declaration to support its mandate in pursuance of the claim to Reparations;
9. To accept the findings of the Durban Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and other related matters and to pursue the plan of action arising thereof;
10. To assist and cooperate with all individuals, groups and associations which adopt these tenants and principles.