Speaker, Community Organizer, Activist, Author, Inventor & Entrepreneur.
“Investing in African human capital and community“
Adoté Ghandi Akwei is a native of Togo West Africa who migrated to the United States with his family in 2005. He is the Founder and CEO of Human Resources PowerHouse, Inc. a non-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering the new African immigrants in Baltimore and around the country. While living in Togo, he was Labor Union Organizer and led the Human Rights League until in left the country in2005. He gained recognition from The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI). In August 2005 he received the Bayard Rustin Humanitarian Award from the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) in New Orleans, LA for his ” outstanding leadership and significant contributions to improve the human condition and advance the cause of human rights and democracy in the tradition of Bayard Rustin.” As an African immigrant in America, Akwei is dedicated to empowering his community through education, personal development and the strengthening of the family structure. Akwei is also dedicated to cross-cultural understanding and contact, particularly in the relationship between African-Americans and Africans. Along with a collective of African-Americans led by Mr. Fanon Hill and his wife Navasha Daya, the Africa in the America’s initiative was launched in 2013 to bridge the cultural and economic gap between the two communities in America and beyond. The publishing of Akwei’s African Coloring and Activity Book series is part of this project. Adoté G. Akwei is a graduate in French and English literature at the University of Lomé in Togo. He is also certified in Labor Studies and in Conflict Resolution-Workforce Motivation and Leadership at the Penn State University-PSU-State College-Pennsylvania. He also serves as an African Immigrant & Support family organizer in the Youth Resiliency Institute’s Journey Project. He lives in Baltimore Maryland with his wife Tele Akwei and their Five Children and four grand-children.