Execurive Director | Pan-African Reconciliation Center
Ebenezer Adeolu (Ade) Adenekan was born at Coker Market, Ifo, Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria . He attended various educational institutions both in Nigeria and abroad. Between 1975 and 1980, he was a senior official of the Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (STRC) ? and arm of the former Organization of African Unity (OAU) now renamed African Union (AU) ? the inter-governmental body for the entire 54 African countries. Later on, he became a Free-lance Conference Translator and served many regional and sub-regional bodies including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Development Bank (ADB) etc? at various international conferences. In the 1980s, Ade was a Global Outreach Leader in the Derek Prince Ministries at Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the United States of America. His linkage with the international Non-Governmental Organizations dates back to 1986 as an appointee to the exalted office of Study (Research) Commissioner for Africa by the Christian Peace Conference (C.P.C.) in Prague, Czechs Republic. He was then the Public Affairs Editor of the Cross' magazine and the Editor-in-Chief of the 'Celestial News' journal both published in Lagos City, Nigeria. Contact of PARC under the leadership of Ade with The Netherlands based International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) dates back to 1985 and it became the first African affiliate of the global movement at the latter's quadrennial Council in Quito, Ecuador, South America in 1992. Ade. was one of the elected representatives for Africa and Council member of the International Peace Bureau - the world's oldest peace federation based in Geneva, Switzerland while maintaining a growing working relationship with 'Dialog International' - a Germano-African law, democracy, peace and development organization based in Dusseldorf, Germany. In February 1999 the Pan-African Reconciliation Council (PARC) was appointed the focal point for both the English and Portuguese speaking countries of the West African sub-region by the Coordinating body of the Hague Agenda for Peace (HAP 99). Following this development Ade Adenekan automatically became the Coordinator for the entire 16 countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and subsequently a member of the Appeal's International Committee based in New York, United States of America. PARC was renamed the Pan-African Reconciliation Centre in 2003. Ade Adenekan also emerged as a Global Consultant for the International Peace Bureau at the quadrennial election of the world's oldest peace movement held in Paris, France between October 15 - 20, 2000. His hobbies include: reading, writing, travelling and exchange of ideas on current world development issues particularly as they affect peace and social justice. Ade is currently an international councilor for the World Kindness Movement.