ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT : MISSION & VISION
OAD strives to develop ethical advocacy and action programmes in partnership with key stakeholders to address the causes and consequences of extreme poverty in all its forms; by promoting sustainable peace and agriculture. OAD uses sports and cultural activities as a mechanism to increase interest, investment and participation in agriculture particularly for youth and women.
OAD seeks to be a key player in the African developmental agenda promoting agriculture to achieve food security and sustainable peace.
PROFESSOR Edward S. AYENSU
Who Am I ?
An international development advisor on science, technology and economic development. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana and the President of the Energy Globe Foundation. He was formerly Chairman of the World Bank Inspection Panel; Chairman of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Ghana; Senior Advisor to the President and Director of Central Projects Department, African Development Bank and President of the Pan-African Union for Science and Technology. He was a Director and Senior Scientist during his 20 years at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
Prof. Ayensu obtained his doctorate from the University of London, and was appointed a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford University. In addition to being a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is a Foreign Fellow of the India National Sciences Academy, Fellow of TWAS Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Founding Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences
Peace will enlighten us of humanity and goodness
Peace is not just the mere absence of violence or unrest. This is when there is a possibility of conflict but you make a conscious decision to avoid violence, adopt and use peaceful methods and means to resolve the problem. This is real peace.