Thursday, 11 May 2017

DARN Unveils its Charter

Signing Ceremony Left to right: Eddie Holmes, Geoffrey Mabea,
 Rhiannon Dempsey, Pontian Okoli, and Oluwabamidele Kogbe
After many months of deliberations and drafting, Dundee Africa Research Network presented its Charter in April 2017. The Charter is a 26-page detailed blueprint and regulatory guide for DARN. The unveiling and signing ceremonies took place on 19 and 27 April respectively.
Unveiling of the Charter
Left to right: Pontian Okoli, Oluwabamidele Kogbe, Rhiannon Dempsey,
Eddie Holmes, Daniel Gilbert and GeoffreyMabea

The DARN Charter contains provisions concerning critical aspects of DARN including its initiative background, governance, scope and strategic plan. The Charter builds on the successes and experiences of DARN since its inception in June 2015. The aims, vision and operational strategies of DARN are thus clearly articulated. The Charter provides a solid foundation for building strategic partnerships internationally and ensuring that the long-term goals of DARN are realised. 
DARN is grateful to its members, University staff, friends, members of the Scottish Parliament and the host city for all their invaluable support. There were news reports of the signing ceremony within and outside the University of Dundee.

Reported by Pontian Okoli.