ABOUT

ECO-6

Africa and the Diaspora Together

AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA IN ECONOMIC COOPERATION

ECO-6 Chairman H.R.H. Chief Timothy McPherson with the Republic of Senegal President H.E. Macky Sall 

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana visits Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados.  

A B O U T  ECO-6

A new era of cooperation between Africa and the global Diaspora

The Economic Community of States, Territories, and Realms of the African Diaspora Sixth Region was established by Treaty on August 1st, 2019.

 

ECO-6 has been established as an enabling framework for cooperation between members of the African Diaspora both among themselves as well as with continental Africans.

ECO-6 seeks to make the Diaspora the most important trading partner for Africa, with a view towards poverty eradication through African industrialization and internal trade.

By advancing the global African political dialogue in areas such as renewable energy, culture, education, agriculture, health care, security, and finance, ECO-6 will serve as a formidable catalyst of integration between Africa and the Diaspora.   

    

   

Who is the African Diaspora

Past and Present 

The Diaspora consists of almost 350 million people of African descent living outside of continental Africa.

 

It includes: 

i) recent immigrants from continental Africa

ii) the historic Diaspora, being those Africans who were enslaved by Europeans and forcibly brought to Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean.

The African Union has declared the Diaspora as the 6th region of the continent, and has invited the support of those people in Diaspora who are willing to contribute to the economic and social development of the continent.

   

 

   

ECO-6 Chairman H.R.H. Chief Timothy McPherson with His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho.

Sierra Leone Ambassador to Florida and the Caribbean H.E. George Hamilton (center) with Jamaica's Director of Tourism Mr. David Dobson (left) and ECO-6 Chairman H.R.H. Chief Timothy McPherson (right) during a visit to the planned ECO-6 Headquarters site located in the Maroon Territories on the Island of Jamaica.