The Founder of Creative Minds International Academy, Nigeria and Registrar of Global Interfaith University-USA, Dr. Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba has been appointed to the Academic Advisory Board of the School of Education of Adamas University, India.
In a letter signed by the Adamas University Registrar, Dr. Sanjay Mishra said “It gives us immense pleasure to appoint you as a revered member of the Academic Advisory Board of School of Education (SoE) under Adamas
University (AU) in Kolkata.”
The School of Education Academic Advisory Board provide guidance to the University on academic endeavours and industry interface/ corporate relations initiatives.
Adamas University is a private university located on Barrackpore-Barasat road in Barasat, West Bengal, India. It has been established and incorporated by The Adamas University Act, 2014 passed by the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.
Profile of Dr. Ivorgba:
Dr. Emmanuel Ivorgba holds several degrees, including a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Comparative Religion and is the strategic lead for MWB’s programs in schools, youth leadership groups and universities in Nigeria.
He is the founder of Creative Minds International Academy, a K-12 school focused in empowering Nigerian students with the tools and motivation to think critically, explore the inter-connectedness of all life and establish sustainable relationships with the world that surrounds them. Emmanuel’s life work is reaching out to youth around the world to create a culture of peace and justice. He is the recipient of the 2014 Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award in San Francisco for his leadership, service to humanity and peace-building efforts, around the world.
Dr. Ivorgba is also Founder and President of The Emmanuel Ivorgba Foundation. He also serves as West Africa Regional Coordinator for United Religions Initiative (URI), West Africa Director for Project Happiness and Executive Director for New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation. He had previously served as Global Study Circle Coordinator for The Dalai Lama Foundation and Council Ambassador to the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He was also on the Board of Directors of Museum Africa, a Chicago, USA based Metropolitan Museum and Library of African History conducting research on African cultures as well as providing a large collection of primary source documents, books and artifacts pertaining to continental Africa’s history. He is Convener/Director of the Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue in Nigeria, which hosts over 350 participants from more than 10 countries annually. He has travelled widely and presented papers at conferences, seminars and workshops Nigeria and abroad, including at Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and Vaden Student Health Center, both at Stanford University.
He was also Keynote Speaker on ‘The Role of Education in Peacebuilding” at the 2013 Valencia College’s “Conversations for Peace Conference”, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida, USA. Dr. Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba also serves as Resource Person, Trainer and Facilitator at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations- Education First Summer School, in Tarrytown, New York, USA, where he leads Special Sessions on Interfaith Dialogue Models and Discussions Circles. Dr. Ivorgba is currently undertaking another PhD degree in Christian Social Work (CSW) at the Southern National Theological Seminary, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA and a Masters Degree (General Management) candidate at Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy.