This annual Summit is where we come together to showcase the strides we’re making along the Road to Economic Prosperity. The Road to Economic Prosperity Plan (REPP) is a comprehensive five-year strategy, developed and owned by African Nova Scotian communities, that is propelling economic development and prioritizing community needs.
This year's summit theme, "Our Communities, Our Future, Our Prosperity," embodied our commitment to investing in the full potential of African Nova Scotian communities and fostering boundless possibilities for generations to come. Collaboration has always been the cornerstone of our achievements, and the summit offered a platform to further unite, exchange knowledge, and celebrate our collective successes.
Agenda at a Glance
Progress report on REP Pillars: Unity & Capacity Building; Land Ownership & Infrastructure Development; Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship.
Community planning and progress updates
African Nova Scotian Economic Index updates
Remarks from REP Councils, staff team and partners
Lunch and refreshments will be served
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The Summit was followed by the Road to Economic Prosperity International Conference. This one-day gathering delved deeper to discuss pan-African approaches to economic development and brought lessons from the work of the Road to Economic Prosperity in Nova Scotia to the international stage.
This conference is one of the first to focus on community-building work in Black communities and spaces in Canada and the US, featuring keynote speakers. It included networking, international knowledge exchange, and collaboration opportunities. The attendees had the chance to connect with leaders, innovators, and advocates driving impactful community growth and economic development.
Panel Discussion Topics
Progressive Practices in Community Economic Development - Lessons and Critical Impact
This panel discussed a pan-African approach to sustainable community growth and ways to build strong alliances across borders.
Panelists: Andrea Roberts, Hogan’s Alley Society, Kali Akuno, Itah Sadu
Moderator: Nene Kwasi Kafele
Strategies in Sustainability: Planning, Food Sovereignty and Black-led Development
This panel explored the intersection of sustainability and community development, specifically focusing on Black communities. It addressed areas such as food security, planning for Black community development, creating Black business hub spaces and more. The panelists shared their experiences and insights on progressive practices and learned development lessons.
Panelists: Abigail Moriah, Veronica Marsman, Wendie Lee Wilson
Moderator: Nene Kwasi Kafele
Keynote remarks by: George Elliot Clarke
Hosted by: The Road to Economic Prosperity Youth Council
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