Hope for Africa, Inc.
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Hope for Africa, Inc. (HFA) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hope for Africa concept started in 1995 with a core group of African-American educators and business people. The actual founding meeting took place in Atlanta, Georgia in May of 1995 after one of the founders returned from Dakar, Senegal attending the Third African-African-American Summit. The organization has received its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the U. S. A. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It has also been designated as an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. HFA has a Northeast Regional office in Newton, Massachusetts and an Africa office located in Porto Novo, Benin. Our goal is to create a resource center or "hub" for sustainable development activities on the African continent. To meet this goal the International Center for African Development (ICAD) was created under the HFA umbrella. ICAD as envisioned by HFA consists of several divisions responsible for achieving specific objectives related to our mission and goal. The ICAD operations office in Porto Novo, Benin was chosen for symbolic and practical reasons. By locating ICAD in Africa, we intend to work with and listen to indigenous people as they can best tell us their needs. We then attempt to address identified needs through ICAD with resources garnered from the U. S. A. and other parts of the world. The Atlanta Headquarters and the Northeast Regional Office provide administrative, operational and planning services for the organization.