Renowned philanthropist, Princess Asie Ocansey has been awarded the prestigious African Diaspora Bridge Builders Awards at the just ended historic USA-Africa leaders’ summit in Washington DC.
Princess Ocansey and other high profile honorees such as Hollywood actor Mr. Lou Gossett Jr and the Rita Marley foundation were honored at the 2014 African Diaspora Bridge Builders Awards Dinner.
The event hosted at the plush Marriot at Metro Center in Washington DC honored a group of esteemed countries, organizations and individuals that have been designated as African Diaspora Bridge Builders.
The Awardees have made major contributions in areas of economic development, health, education, strengthening relationships and opening opportunities that make it possible for the African Diaspora family to work, live, empower and contribute to social development of their homelands.
The prestigious list of honorees reads under the different categories:
Ghana, Ethiopia, Liberia, Tanzania
Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa (Bernadette Paolo, Esq., President & CEO)
African Diaspora Network/ ADN (Almaz Negash, Founder & President)
Africare (Dr. Darius Mans, President)
Constituency for Africa/ CFA (Melvin P. Foote, President)
Diaspora Africa Women’s Network/ DAWN (Semhar Araia, Founder & Executive Director)
Rita Marley Foundation (Nana Rita Marley OD, Founder)
The Nigerian House Committee on Diaspora Affairs (Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairperson)
TransAfrica (Danny Glover, Chairman of the Board)
Ufo Eric Atuanya
Dr. Barryl Biekman
Ms. Xernona Clayton
Lou Gossett, Jr.
Dr. Leonard Jefferies
General Fred Leigh & Dr. Karyn Trader-Leigh
Brother Akbar Muhammad
Princess Naa Asie Okansey
Dr. Chika A. Onyeani
Ms. Jeannie B. Scott
Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan (Posthumously)
Ambassador Dr. Bamanga Tukur
J. Eric Wright
H. E. Dr. Nkosazana Diamini Zuma
Princess Ocansey with Hollywood celebrities Lou Gossett Jr and Lynn Whitfield in Washington DC at the 2014 African Diaspora Bridge Builders Awards in Washington DC, USA.
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