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Culture in leadership

Ruffy Magbanua

GLOBALIZATION has been breaking down borders across continents, culture being the lifeline of governments and civil society in the attainment of good governance and sustainable development.

On June 1-2, 2017 in Rome, Italy, the African Legacy International will  host a symposium on cultural diplomacy aimed at providing civic, business, media and government leaders insights on the complexities underlying good governance based on cultural diplomacy  to achieve   cultural leadership, global  understanding and building lasting relationship.

The symposium will bring together leaders in the diplomatic corps of various nations and international groups to champion the socio economic and socio cultural relations that would positively affect the people of all races regardless  of beliefs, traditions, principles and color.

Cultural Diplomacy 2017 will also involve representatives of great cultural heritage from different ethnic groups of the African/European continents to share new ideas about all aspects of culture, make practical decisions on the challenges at hand  and agree on possible solutions.

The primary goal is to enlist top government functionaries, legislators, diplomats, top business executives, investors, consultants, and all  other stakeholders.

The two-day event is expected to discuss at length the following subject matter:  how cultural diplomacy can successfully guarantee good governance and leadership and  how culture can act as a medium for the interchange of ideas among leaders and nations from different cultural backgrounds.

The forum will also deal on the effects of culture in education, security, finance, health, agriculture and technology; examine the roles of cultural artifact custodians in Africa, Asia and  Europe, and hear from industry leaders from across the continents cultural practices and beyond.

Engr. Innocent Ogu, president of the African Legacy International, explains   the objective of the event: to promote the ideals of cultural values and as well give voice to academics and other shareholders that would contribute to the promotion of cultural diplomacy globally.

Ogu, a young and dedicated entrepreneur, media mogul and global business leader stressed that the event represents a moment of international meeting to exchange ideas among cultural institutions, non-governmental organizations, financial operators and academia.

According to Ogu, the event is a moment of encounter as well between Europe, Africa and Asia to discuss about global sustainable development and peace through international dialogue.

“The participants will have available opportunities to interact with global leaders, top government officials, diplomats, investors, CEOs of reputable organizations, consultants, intercultural disciplines, among others” he said.

On top of serious discussions and idea sharing, delegates from all over Africa and Europe and Asia  will be entertained with colorful cultural dances, exhibitions and awards.

Those interested to participate may get in touch with African Legacy International,  No. 6, Road 131, Team One, NNPC Filling Station,  Gwarimpa Abuja-Nigeria  (+2348039707794) or  e-mail to info@africanlegacyinternational.com or check the website: www.africanlegacyinternational.

(Ruffy Magbanua sits in the executive board of the African Legacy International, a group that showcases qualitative leadership in governance and supports innovative and sustainable growth in business and media worldwide.)


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