Niger Association of Global Africana Sciences (NAGAS)
Aims and Objectives
- The Niger Association of Global Africana Sciences (NAGAS) is necessitated by the imperatives of solid liberal research in every area and category of the Arts and Sciences. Those imperatives require us as researchers to strive to create a body of knowledge and studies grounded on sound scientific evidences with an expansive sense of the human experience aimed to identify global and unifying themes in this experience throughout history. There is now a need for a global approach to Africana Sciences, Studies and Research, that embraces the global African community. Because history is both topical and ancient, and cannot be separated, there is no way to talk about Africana Sciences without looking again at the roots of world history and the interplay among the histories of various peoples.
Research about all aspects of the global African presence and experience in ways that take account of:
- the experiences of peoples of African descent globally
- the cultural sciences of African peoples in the African continent
- the global distribution of African peoples and the diverse cultural forms that have resulted from this distribution.
- To provide a forum for the research, production and dissemination of knowledge about global Africana to all levels of world society.
- To encourage and promote the cultivation of global African Arts and literature.
- To promote the creation, implementation social action programs.
- To create and build a institution for cross cultural exchange, education, learning, dissemination of knowledge and materials
- Organize social, education and economic activities as may contribute to the attainment of (1 - 4).
- Niger Association of Global Africana Sciences is so named on the basis of our thesis that the Niger River Basin is the original home and source (Eden) of humanity.
- That the inter and intra out of Africa human migrations has its origin and source in the Niger River Basin of West Africa.
- That the Niger River Basin civilization is the source and mother of all river basin civilizations on the globe.
- Our research efforts are thus pointing to West Africa as the least explored and researched area on the African continent and as such has the greatest potential for recovered human history that will result in a African historical and cultural renaissance that will change the studies of African sciences and the current hypothesis of Afrocentrist thought and theory and its global historical and cultural impact.
Dr. Sidney Louis Davis, Jun. (ThD)
President and Lead Director, NAGAS