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About Black Diplomats Academy

Advocacy for sustained engagement with government, corporate and community decision-makers in the domestic and international landscape. Black young professionals ages 18-35 interested in the niche field of domestic and international diplomacy.


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Prepare participants to interface with global policy

Program Delivered by nationally recognized training bodies

Career exposure and internship opportunities



Drive Legislative and Economic justice through the application of Sustainable Development Goals 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, and 17.


Co-op placements with mentorship.

Career exploration workshops

Access to technology for testing and simulation purposes



 Weekly learning labs with direct access to global policy leaders.

Career development workshops  and activities (career fair/CV review)

Black Diplomacy Global Summit

One to One mentoring with senior public sector leaders

Internship opportunities with Global Affairs Canada 

Travel abroad opportunities for representation on policy platforms such as Climate Change conferences (COP26)


Fellow 2023

Edynne Grand-Pierre

"Since I obtained my diploma in international development and globalization, I never had the opportunity to explore the practical aspect of diplomacy, policy, and global affairs. Joining this program is now my chance! I can’t wait to learn about international concerns affecting our world but specifically people of African descent, and to be trained on how to become a leader for my community, my country, and the future generation."

Fellow 2022

Yanaminah Thullah

"So grateful to have connected with Black youth leaders around the world through this program and to take up space in the world of diplomacy. This experience has been enlightening for my career path in the realm of international relations, human rights, and diplomacy. The culmination of all our learning and hard work was converted into working papers and eventually the presentations that took place at The Black Diplomacy Global Summit. This doubled with my mentorship has made this entire experience so fulfilling!"

Fellow 2021

Mark Ngoran Nyuykighan

"I am very pleased to say that my experience with the Black Diplomats Academy has been excellent and I feel it is a privilege. My appreciation for the excellent work BDA is doing to uplift the Black Youth, especially in the domains of Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Community Development and the constant awareness the Academy is creating around the Permanent Forum for People of African Descent and paying close attention to its three main areas of focus; Recognition, Justice and Development. Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today through its Black Diplomats Academy is investing in a better future for Black Canadians to be precise and the World at large. The Academy is on a Journey to bring out the best in Young Black People and to instill in them the spirit of Black Excellence.

In the journey with BDA, I have actually seen desires been converted in to realty and how my innermost strength manifested in some sensitive aspects of the Society relating to Black People as a whole like Systemic Racism and Discrimination to name a few. It’s a great Privilege to be a part of its very first Cohort , The work creates a great Influence on the Society and changing minds of Young Black People for a brighter future and standing up to fill gaps in pertinent issues in the Society that relates directly to them and their way of life.

I give my best wishes and luck to the entire brilliant team of Young and dynamic Black People who are sacrificing a time in their live to fight for Justice, Recognition and Development of People of African Descent." - Mark Ngoran

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