The overriding goal of the Institute is to provide a platform for all academics in Nigeria, Africa and the Diaspora, to discuss and proffer solutions to the problems that we confront as a people. The Institute also aims to bring all scholars and persons interested in African and Diaspora Studies together. Hence, short and long-term interactions are designed to educate and inform participants at regular intervals. The Institute equally offers series of instructions leading to the award of Certificates, Diplomas and the Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in African and Diaspora Studies to students drawn from Nigeria, the Caribbean, Africa, the African Diaspora, and other parts of the world.