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Published on : Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The Africa Travel Association (ATA) Executive Director Edward Bergman has recently been appointed as a NEPAD Goodwill Ambassador by Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
Since 2006, Bergman has served as Executive Director of the Africa Travel Association (ATA), the premier international travel industry trade association promoting tourism to the African continent and intra-Africa travel and partnership. ATA was founded in 1975 and currently works in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC).
NEPAD is a socio-economic flagship program of the African Union (AU). NEPAD’s four primary objectives are to eradicate poverty, promote sustainable growth and development, and integrate Africa in the world economy.
As a NEPAD Goodwill Ambassador Bergman will support the NEPAD Agency in advocacy, fundraising efforts, programmatic work, and in communicating NEPAD’s message to stakeholders and the public.