Barbados’ Chereda Grannum makes list of 100 most influential people of African descent

Chereda Grannum

Barbadian Chereda Grannum has been named as one of the Global 100 Most Influential People of African Descent under 40.

Grannum, who is employed as a Project Officer at the Commission for Pan-African Affairs, Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, has been recognized for her outstanding contribution to the objectives of the United Nations (UN) International Decade for People of African Descent.

Congratulated by minister

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Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King congratulated Grannum on behalf of the Barbados government.

“Ms. Grannum’s work continues to be an invaluable contribution to the Commission for Pan-African Affairs’ mandate to empower Afro-Barbadians and to strengthen our institutions and positively enhance national life by building relationships, exchanges and interactions with the nation’s population groups and institutions of the continent of Africa and the wider African Diaspora,” he said.

High achievers of African descent

The MIPAD 100 is a global initiative which supports the United Nations’ of IDPAD. It identifies high achievers of African descent in public and private sectors from all around the world as a progressive network of relevant actors to join together in the spirit of recognition, justice and development.

Grannum will travel to New York from September 28 to October 3 where she will participate in the MIPAD’s Class of 2018 Recognition Week activities. The honorees will join other specially invited guests and dignitaries from throughout Africa and the Diaspora at a recognition dinner and awards ceremony hosted by CEO and founder of MIPAD 100, Kamil Olufowobi at the ONE UN Millennium Hilton Hotel in New York City.



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