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This year's BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards ceremony had a special and very timely focus: supporting refugees and displaced people as they rebuild their lives, often from nothing. That focus reflected an energized and passionate recommitment by our Board of Directors and our dedicated staff to our mission of supporting refugees as well as immigrants here in New York.
We were therefore extremely grateful to have Aline Sara, the co-founder of NaTakallam, as our very moving and inspiring Keynote speaker.
Kwame Marfo, one of the newest members of the BCNA Board, is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at the Africa Empowerment Fund. He was the founder of Diaspora Capital LLP, a West Africa-focused investment platform, worked in strategy and business model analysis at the Bank of England, and was an Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary, When Elephants Fight. In addition to his work with BCNA, he is on the Boards of the Microfinance Club of New York and Nuku Inc., an Accra-based health and nutritional company working to create malaria-free zones in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We sat down with Kwame to learn more about his inspiration, his achievements, and his goals.