Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare attends Conference at the Vatican

The Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (DAPQA), Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare, was one of the scholars invited by the Vatican to speak at the 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio held in Rome, Italy. The conference, which was organised by the Holy See from 3rd to 5th April, 2017, was on the theme, “Perspectives for Promoting Integral Human Development: 50 years from the Encyclical Letter Populorum Progressio” His Holiness, Pope Francis has created a new Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, which providentially coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Encyclical Letter Populorum Progressio (26th March 1967), an Encyclical which outlined the Church’s vision of the human person. Prof. Awusabo-Asare was invited to present a paper on the “Role of the Migratory Family in Integral Human Development” at the Third Session which was under the sub-theme “Man-Woman”. His presentation focused on the role of the migratory family within the context of integral human development, as well as some of the possible responses from the Church and humanity. The Holy Father welcomed members to the Conference on 4th April, 2017 and thereafter had audience with each of the Cardinals, Bishops and presenters. Thus, Prof. Awusabo-Asare had the opportunity to interact with the Pope.