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Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Macaulay Onyekachi Obasi Kalu was born in Abia State, Nigeria, West Africa, and grew up in Europe. In his academic pursuit, Dr. Kalu has several academic achievements and is also a recipient of numerous leadership awards. His first degree is in Business Management and he has been a Minister of the Gospel for more than 20 years. He holds a doctorate in divinity.

Dr. Kalu has facilitated the sixth region process of the African Union for more than 20 years. He is an elected policy advisor on Diaspora affairs for the Americas to the African Union Commission. He plays a significant role in both the political arena and civil service sector as the Chairman of the African Union Sixth Region Canada with the mandate to bring peace and unity to our community through the message of love. He’s a mastermind to many successful businesses and sits on several boards and he is the proud father of five wonderful children.

Highlights of Dr. Kalu’s career include:

  • Member of the Greek Sports Federation, chairing the African Athletic and Gymnastic Council.
  • Appointed as the Secretary General for the Council of International Churches in the Netherlands.
  • Motivational Speaker, Conflict Resolution Expert, Lectures, Teaches and Preaches around the world.
  • Community and Leadership Development Expert for Coaches and Mentors.
  • President of Global Africa Media Magazine (GAMM).
  • Advisor to the Toronto District School Board East Region.
  • Founder and President of Parent Advocacy Consultancy Services Canada.
  • CEO of G12 Group Inc., a leadership and business management firm in Canada.
  • President of Kingdom Leadership and Empowerment Ministries.
  • International facilitator and the Chairman of the African Union 6th Region Canada, an organization representing all people of African Descent in Canada.

In today’s conversation with us, Dr. Kalu shares his passion is to see the human race, especially people of African descent, be united as one. He emphasizes the importance of self-love in order to be able to love one another as ourselves.

As Chairman of the African Union 6th Region Canada, Dr. Kalu explains the history and purpose of the African Union and the Diaspora, the future and potential of Africa and how they are facilitating transformation in the areas of employment, education, entrepreneurship, engagement and more, through seeking partnership and trade with the rest of the world.  

Key Takeaways

  1. Life began in Africa so therefore one way or another we are all connected.
  2. God Himself being Love connects all of us through love. When we respect and understand love there will be a lot of peace and unity in the world.
  3. The 6th region of the African Union is the Diaspora – which includes all people of African origin, irrespective of citizenship.
  4. True love begins within. If you appreciate and love yourself it’s a natural process for you to love other people. You don’t learn to love people; you just do because that’s who you are.
  5. The African Free Trade Agreement will be the biggest in the world with 55 countries.
  6. Agenda 2063 outlines all their goals and priorities.
  7. 60% of Africa’s population is under the age of 25.
  8. The African Union has a plan to create 1 million jobs by 2021.
  9. The Lead Africa Campaign is designed to help spread the word, focusing on 4 E’s – Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement.
  10. Instead of aid from the world, Africa wants to trade with the world. It is looking for partners to help build up the TRADES: Technology, Retail, Agri, Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship, and Skilled training.

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