Our research focuses on new and existing pieces of evidence, knowledge, and experience based on the gains from our work in the community to bring a unique perspective to Minnesota policy discussions.

Ghands, Inc shall hold policy discussions touching all areas of academia by holding seminars whereby distinguished professionals in different fields of their specialization would present papers in topics of their choice, Monthly or annually.

With the emergent of the Covid-19 epidemic, Ghands Inc engages the community in passing relevant information from the State, Federal, other stakeholders, and interested parties to make sure that the target population receives the resources, information, and other services such as translation and interpretations where needed for those who English is the second language.


Consistent with its mission to improve opportunities and open doors for African immigrants, the Ghands, Inc believes that advocacy, Civic Engagement, and Community-based support are essential parts of any Community. 

Thus, the organization concentrates on advocacy activities at state and local levels through its initiatives. 

In addition, the Ghands, Inc strengthens African participation in the political process through its various civic engagement projects, including the African immigrant Empowerment and Advocacy Project (AEAP).

The Ghands, Inc also works to strengthen nascent Community-based organizations in areas where there is a growing African population through the project Emerging African immigrant Communities (EAC) Initiative.

To achieve our goal Ghands, Inc applies a process called (C.A.R.B) which means " Challenges, Action, Results, and Benefits".

This is a tool we use for doing diagnosis before we take up the project;

 Ghands Inc prepares the next generation to take its place in community service and policy development arenas.

Ghands Inc's primary goal is to increase the pool of black leaders in Community-based programs and public service careers.

Ghands Inc offers numerous educational and leadership development programs for individuals from all walks of life.

Participants are provided with opportunities to learn the inner workings at the Ghands, Inc, explore public service and public policy careers, discuss current events and policy initiatives, and see close up leadership at its very best by working with and learning from Ghands, Inc members.


Service Sectors, Politics, and Development


Social Protection 

  • Energy, Water, Agriculture, and Development 
  • Health and Development 
  • Heritage, Culture, and Development 
  •  Urban and Rural Development 
  • Gender Dynamics and Women 
  • Politics and Governance 
  • Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kennywood, hip hop, etc
  • The language question 
  • Poverty, Deprivation, and Vulnerability 
  • Peace, Conflict, and Security issues 
  • Internally Displaced Peoples and Refugee Crisis 
  • Economic Development 
  • Civil Society, NGOs, and Social Movements

Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 2:

Management of Resources 


  • The exploitation of Strategic Resources 
  • International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking 
  • Industry and Manufacturing in the world
  • Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  • Global Finance and Development 
  • Environment, Climate Change, and E-waste 
  • Planning and Management of Natural Resources 
  • Business Management, Human Resource, and Entrepreneurship 
  • The Cooperative Movement and Savings Societies in the world
  • Media, Transport and Communication in the world
  • Trade and regional blocs 
  • Global Business Management
  • Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 3:

 Education and Development



  • Education, Research, Science, and Development 
  • Open and Distance Learning and Education 
  • Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogues  
  • Higher Education, Partnerships and Publishing 
  • Exchange Programs and Linkages 
  • Evaluation and Education Reforms 
  • IT and e-Learning 
  • Open and Distance Education 
  • Lifelong Learning and Adult Education 
  • Industry, Technology, and Education 
  • Private Education, Early Learning and Special Education 
  • Technical and Vocational Education 
  • Primary Education, Education and Poverty Alleviation
  1. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 4:

Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights 


  • Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in the world
  • International Trade and New Maritime Laws 
  • Local and Global Networks 
  • Cohesion and Integration Issues 
  • New Constitutional reforms 
  • Judiciary and Corruption 
  • Information Technology and Law 
  • Alternative Legal Systems and Structures 
  • Environmental Law and Conservation 
  • Dealing with Global Outlaws 
  • Global Legal Education 
  • Civic and Citizen Education 
  • Special Courts and Small Claims Courts 
  • Global Recruitment Firms 
  • Illegal and Forced Migration 
  • Mineral Treaties and Agreements 
  • Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 5:

Engineering, Science, and Technology 


  • Science and Natural Resource Management 
  • Collaborations in Science, Technology, and Development 
  • Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries 
  • Engineering and Training in Science and Technology 
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation
  • Industry and University Collaboration
  • Research and Development (R&D) 
  • Developing Patents and Trademarks 
  • innovation, Science, Technology, and Environment
  • IT, Science and Technology 
  • Science, Gender and Women 
  • Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 6:

Religion, NGOs and Non-State Agencies in Development 


  • Radicalization, Islam, and Christianity 
  • Radical Religious Groups in the world
  • Media and the Church 
  • Ethics and Development 
  • Theology and Development 
  • Faith-Based NGOs 
  • Religious Institutions and Development 
  • The Church and the State 
  • Global Mega Evangelists 
  • Religion and Environmental Issues 
  • Religion, Gender, and Women 
  • Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 7:

Security, Peace, and Conflict 

  • Africa Security Architecture 
  • Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region 
  • Conflict, War, and Violence in the world
  • Human Rights
  • Peace Education 
  • Conflict management 
  • Refugees 
  • Ethical Issues in Development 
  • Leadership and Governance 
  • Corruption 
  • Regional Bodies and peace  
  • Cold Peace and Warm Peace 
  • Failed and near-failed states 
  • Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 8:

Library, Information and Communication Technology 


  • Information and Communication Technology 
  • Architecture of IT 
  • Dissemination and publication 
  • Library resources 
  • Library/Virtual library 
  • books/E-Journals 
  • Internet Research 
  • Communication and Journalism 
  • Databases 
  • Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 9:

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research


  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development 
  • Deconstructing Development 
  • Gender, Women, and Development 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Aid and sector Development 
  • New Paradigms of Development 
  • Minority Groups and Tensions 
  • Interdisciplinary Research 
  • Public Policy and Ecology 
  • Entrepreneurship and Development 
  • Gender and Development 
  • Integrated Rural-Urban Development 
  • Environment and Development 
  • Social and Economic Research 
  • Research Regimes 
  • Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 10:

The social determinant of African Immigrant health


  • Depression
  • Mental Health
  • Stress a Burnouts Management
  • Infection Diseases
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Disputes and conflicts
  • Divorce
  • Income inequality
  • Stigma
  • Infidelity
  • Educational Inequality
  • Economic Inequality
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Stalking
  • Rights on American with Disability Act
  • Immigration
  • Religion, culture, and Health
  • Diabetes, stroke, and other Vascular related diseases such as High and Low Blood pressure
  • Diaspora and investment opportunity

Round tables, independent panels, and association meetings


a. Open for any panels or round tables 
b. Any relevant topic

Contact Details

7420 Unity Avenue North,
Suite 310 G,
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Phone: (763) 483 - 0083


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