The Coalition is an open group representing organizations that serve African Nova Scotian people, communities, interests and needs.Learn More
We value a respectful, transparent approach to working together that honours the diversity of opinions and experiences within African Nova Scotian communities and encourages broad engagement and collaboration. We also value the integral role of faith and spirituality in African Nova Scotian communities.
We have confidence in each other’s capabilities and intentions to uphold the shared interest of the Coalition.
We work as a team to ensure the success of the whole Coalition while respecting the autonomy of individual organizations.
Recognizing that everyone has pre-existing relationships, we undertake to be open, honest and accountable with everyone we work with, and with each other.
We strive to treat all people with dignity and respect.
The United Nations has a tradition of drawing attention to important global issues that demand long-term attention. On December 10, 2014, the UN General Assembly officially declared 2015–2024 the International Decade for People of African Descent for these reasons: The UN has identified three main objectives for the decade:
The Fellowship programme for people of African descent is a three-week intensive learning opportunity for people of African descent from the diaspora, who are engaged in promoting the rights of people of African descent.
Taking place, once a year at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, the program aims to strengthen participants’ skills to contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.
The participants are equipped with the tools necessary to enhance the development of legislation, policies and programmes; to strengthen collaboration of civil society with governments; and to undertake local awareness-raising activities.
View the Voices of the Decade PDF belowVoices of the Decade
For application information visitFellowship Programme