IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2016) - Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicines, is excited to announce that its President & CEO, Co-Founder, Mr. Raymond C. Dabney is one of the Co-Chairs of the 2016 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series forum, from September 12 to the 17th in Washington D.C. Mr. Dabney enjoys several responsibilities within CFA, including sitting on the Board of Directors, Vice-Chairman of the African Healthcare Infrastructure Committee, and now one of the Co-Chairs of the 2016 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series.
The 2016 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series: http://ronaldbrownseries.org
This year's event is about Setting the US-Africa Agenda for the Next Administration and will host many discussions regarding Healthcare Infrastructure, Trade & Investment, Capacity Building, Democracy & Governance, Africa's Young Leaders, Nutrition Security, and Mobilizing the Diaspora.
CFA's strategy for this year's event is to take the first three days of the Series (September 12-14th) to organize discussions/caucuses around a range of critical issues that we expect to be part of the agenda of the next U.S. Presidential Administration. On Thursday, September 15th, CFA will convene a high-level, bipartisan policy forum to hear the outcome of the various caucuses, and then to debate and agree on specific recommendations that CFA will make on Trade & Investment, Capacity Building, Next Generation Leadership, Healthcare Infrastructure, Democracy & Governance, Agriculture, and Diaspora Engagement.
Mr. Dabney will be presenting the company's successful experience with cannabinoid drug development, his recent trip to Africa with the CBIS delegation, and will be debriefing and brainstorming with key political and industry leaders from Africa and the USA. Mr. Dabney will share his knowledge and expertise with the 2016 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series forum, regarding the launch of the University and the international opportunities presented, the experience gained with his projects involving cannabinoids, and other plant-based pharmaceuticals in the USA and worldwide. Mr. Dabney assembled a delegation to visit Africa aiming to assess and assist the healthcare infrastructure development on the continent with the delegation involved in CBIS projects and studies. The group visited Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa and Windhoek, Namibia. The CBIS delegation had meetings with key government personal, the private sector groups, civil societies, and key academics. Mr. Dabney will conclude with assessments and recommended actions.
Key CBIS participants will be speaking, attending, and sponsoring the event such as Dr. Julius Garvey, SAB, IGAB, an accomplished board certified surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the son of the legendary pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey Jr.; Melvin Foote, President & CEO of Constituency for Africa, IGAB; Dr. Allen Herman, Chief Medical Officer of Cannabis Science, SAB, IGAB; Jacques Walker, IGAB; the Honorable Ronald V. Dellums, President IGAB; Roscoe Moore, former US Assistant Surgeon General, President SAB, IGAB; and Mr. Raymond C. Dabney, Chairman.
Over the past 25 years, CFA has established itself as one of the leading organizations committed to educating and mobilizing the U.S. public on matters pertaining to Africa and the African Diaspora. As a result, CFA has done much to increase the level of cooperation and coordination among a broad-based coalition of international organizations, businesses and individuals committed to the progress, development and empowerment of Africa and African people. CFA's major annual activity is the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. Over the years, the Ronald H. Brown Series has convened more than 200 workshops and forums that have focused on advocacy, analysis of government policy initiatives, knowledge transfer, and the mobilization of public and private sector groups. CFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
About the Event, theme and expected outcome
CFA's major annual event is the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. Over the years, the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series has convened hundreds of workshops and forums that have focused on advocacy, analysis of government policy initiatives, knowledge transfer, and the mobilization of public and private sector groups. The Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series is named after the late U.S. Commerce Secretary, Ronald H. Brown, who was the first African-American appointed to that post. Tragically, Secretary Brown was killed in 1996 in an airplane crash that claimed his life and the members of a trade delegation that he was leading in war-torn Eastern Europe. The theme of this year's Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series is, "Setting the US - Africa Agenda for the Next Administration."
At the conclusion of this Forum, CFA will produce a formal document that will be shared with the two U.S. political parties, as well as with opinion-makers and stakeholders across the spectrum.
A few of the notable persons who have committed to participate in the Africa Policy Forum on September 15th include, Ambassador Andrew J. Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Mayor of Atlanta, GA; the Honorable Ronald V. Dellums, former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Mayor of Oakland, CA; Ambassador Jendayi E. Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; His Excellency Hage Geingob, President of Namibia; His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ile Ife, Nigeria; and others.
- Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa
- Foundation Perspectives d'Avenir
- Cannabis Science Foundation
The program for the 2016 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series will include the following events:
- Roundtable I: Promoting Democracy & Governance in Africa
- Roundtable II: Nutrition Security in Africa
- Roundtable III: Strengthening African Healthcare Infrastructure
- Roundtable IV: Empowering Africa's Young Leaders
- Roundtable V: Increasing U.S.-Africa Trade & Investment
- Roundtable VI: Building Capacity in Africa
- U.S.-Africa Policy Forum
- CFA's 25-year Anniversary Reception
- African Diaspora Reconciliation and Unity Forum and Celebration
Schedule of Events
The Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series, scheduled for September 12-17th, is being held the week before the United Nations General Assembly (September 20-26, 2016) and the 2nd U.S. Africa Business Forum, scheduled for September 21st in New York.
About the Company
The Company works with leading experts in drug development, medicinal characterization, and clinical research to develop, produce, and commercialize novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment for illnesses caused by infections as well as for age-related illness. Our initial focus is on skin cancers, HIV/AIDS, and neurological conditions. The Company has also been working on testing the initial batch of a new medicine for asthma and other respiratory ailments in California with great success.