Project Black Ankh (PBA) is a program of the All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project (AAPDEP), an African-led non-profit and organizational member of the Uhuru Movement.
AAPDEP works to collectivize the vast skills of Africans around the world in order to establish community-based development projects that improve the quality of life for African people everywhere while promoting self-reliance and self-determination as key to genuine, sustainable development.
As a program of AAPDEP, Project Black Ankh’s mission is to mobilize the human and material resources necessary to respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises that disproportionately affect African people in the US, Africa and around the world.
Project Black Ankh is the African Nation’s organized emergency response. It exists to ensure that African people no longer find ourselves helpless in the face of disaster.
We continue to see the devastating impact that natural and manmade disasters have on African people around the world. When crisis hits, our people are left at the mercy of medical and search and rescue organizations who are often slow to respond. The result is thousands of lives lost and thousands more displaced; and the millions of dollars donated barely reach the affected communities.
We have decided to take a stand and build a network of medical and emergency response professionals who will be prepped and ready to be dispatched within their community and around the world in cases of emergency.
Project Black Ankh means life for the African world.
In 2014 AAPDEP initiated Project Black Ankh as the African Nation’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, organizing the training of 50 community health workers in the prevention and identification of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), distributing food, water and sanitation supplies to EVD affected families and communities, and providing counseling in support of survivors and their families working to reintegrate into their communities.
AAPDEP is currently working to build Project Black Ankh Emergency Response Teams comprised of African medical professionals and others trained in emergency response and related areas that can be deployed anywhere throughout the African world.
All those interested in joining or supporting this effort are being called to join AAPDEP at our 10th Anniversary and National Conference November 17-19 in Huntsville, Alabama.
For more information on how to join or donate to the AAPDEP Project Black Ankh and the Emergency Response Team, please contact AAPDEP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-281-1344.