Founded by Akpesiri (Ri) Iyovwaye during 2002 African Global Networks (AGN) was conceived as a resource for interaction and as a catalyst for African led agency. Apolitical, secular and non-discriminatory, positive traditional African values underpin AGN’s activities.
The network is founded on an African consciousness and as such it favors duty as a means of agency, a fundamental principal that is at the heart of many African people’s histories. Our actions are guided by both a historical and contemporary perspective.
Over the years the network has attracted African nationals who hail from right across the continent; students, professionals, artisans etc; from the banker to the baker. AGN welcomes a cross section of Africans irrespective of socio-economic standing.
AGN is not a profit making enterprise or charity, it has no paid members of staff and is operated 100% on a voluntary basis. AGN does not solicit for funds nor does it accept any funding or financial donations. We are driven by values, principles and ideas.
It was dormant for some time but resumed operation in July 2019.
Harnessing diversity to effect change by promoting a culture of self-reliance and innovation. Celebrating difference as a means of challenging ignorance and promoting an environment that is tolerant of independent identities.
* Facilitate networking and the exchange of ideas
* Implement projects that enhance African wellbeing
* Encourage enterprise, innovation and resourcefulness
* Raise awareness about African diversity
* Foster links between Africans and non-Africans