By Nathan Nwakamma
Yenagoa, Nov. 14, 2023
A United States based Nigerian, Prof. Mondy Gold has been nominated for the United States President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gold, a professor of Business Administration is President of Ijaw Diaspora Council (IDC) and hails from Delta.
The award announcement is contained in a letter signed by Dr. Agorom Dike, President and CEO, Caribbean and African Faith-Based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC) & Liaison to the White House Faith-Based Cabinet Offices.
According to CAFBLC, the laurel is in recognition of Gold’s outstanding service to community development and humanitarian outreach.
Gold is also being honoured for his exemplary effort in philanthropy, and other initiatives that foster hope and healing within the US and beyond.
The letter noted that Gold would receive the Award at the 10th Anniversary of the African & Caribbean International Leadership Conference.
The event is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel Washington D.C.
“In your capacity as a global influencer, humanitarian, and advocate for social justice.
“We invite you to receive the United States President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
“The mission of this conference is to promote transformational leadership, civic engagement, social justice, and economic development through partnerships with faith, civic, cooperative, government, and diaspora leaders and organisations.
“All nationalities, races, and ethnic groups are invited to network, fellowship, and develop business relationships with leaders from every sector of our Global African and Caribbean Community,” the letter read in part.
CAFBLC also noted that the Awards Gala aims to recognize the services and volunteerism of outstanding industry, civic, faith-based, and government leaders.
The sectors include development, humanitarian outreach, and other initiatives that foster hope and healing throughout global African and Caribbean Communities.
“The conference will host civil society leaders including faith-based actors, dignitaries, business leaders, and government officials from the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean.
“Engagement with key policymakers in and across the Biden Administration.
“We have invited several renowned African and Caribbean personalities to speak on panels and receive international awards for their humanitarian outreach and economic development work.
“The awards gala will culminate in our 10th-year annual conference and honor the accomplishments of leaders who operate from a faith-based perspective.
“Especially those targeting major issues, including religious liberty, humanitarian concerns, and social justice,” CAFBLC stated.