Site Name: AfricaAsiaScholarsGlobalNetwork
Brief on AASGON:
The Africa Asia Scholars Global Network is a non-profit organisation, a civil society association of African and Asian scholars and an associated institution of the Bandung Spirit Network.
AASGON coordinates the talents of scholars, marshals a variety of resources and creates an enabling and supportive environment to strengthen economic and socio-cultural development of the African and Asian States. Valued by the international community, we plan to carry out a number of regional, national and international conferences and exhibitions in the next three years in UK, Europe, America, Asia and Africa, and part of our remit is to explore partnership working with cross sections of the statutory and corporate world. We take pride in creating awareness of the richness of the two continents, plan for their future and develop their present, while we seek to promote the exchange of information and enhance socio-economic and cultural co-operation among member nations and across borders.
Millions of Africans and Asians live in abject poverty, yet the two continents are vastly populated, rich and highly endowed. The citizens do not deserve to live in perpetual poverty in this modern age. Regardless of the increasing Africa – India and Africa - China cooperation, the fact remains that the relationship between Africans and Asians is not closely knitted, either socially, culturally, politically or economically. Fascinated by the emerging network of social and solidarity movements under the Bandung Spirit, whose objective is to explore alternatives to the present course of globalisation that will bring an end to the domination of the weak by the powerful, and create a new course and sustainable world, AASGON’s projects, research and interventions intend to create the enabling environment for closer discourse and cooperation between Africa, China, India and the West. It seeks to address the big question of integration, by fostering cooperation and peaceful co-existence among Africa and Asia scholars, as well as the civil society across the world. Having an extensive target market, we focus primarily on our membership and institutional development as well as developing links with the organised private sector, to ensure we bring together all interested parties in the sustainable development of Africa and Asia, strengthen partnership, foster social, economic, political and cultural relationships worldwide. Aims and Objectives: AASGON creates opportunities for mutual benefit among countries of Asia and Africa, to discuss common concerns and to develop joint policies in international relations. AASGON provides a variety of services in economic and social networking, including the scheduling and coordination of a number of workshops and conferences/exhibitions. These include the launch of Africa Asia Scholars Trust Fund and Resource Development Centre; African Child Resource Development Centre: Afro-Asia Films Continental Awards; Save the African and Asian Child (SAAC) International Aid Concert; Annual Miss Africa Asia Charity Pageant; Pride of Africa and Asia Leadership (PAAL) Awards; Africa Asia Sports and TV Icon of the Year Award; the Africa Asia Social Responsibility International Awards (AASRIA); Diplomat Scholars Quarterly Round Table Dinner Lecture /Exhibition; the establishment of Afro Asia Digital TV and production of Special Celebration souvenirs and monthly eMagazine/Newsletters such as ‘FOCAC’ Souvenir; Afro Asia Diplomat; Governance; and Akada. In addition, we provide direct services to scholars which includes capacity building, specialist advice, policy review, training and exchange programmes, career/business opportunities and brokerage (offer of discounted services).