Community Figure, Garba Diallo

‘Community Figure’ is a campaign that aims to celebrate black creators, artist, entrepreneurs, authors, educators and influencers. We have so many amazing people doing great things in our community, but we just don’t hear about them. Each week, we will introduce you to a community figure and their work.


Meet your Community Figure, Garba Diallo

Garba Diallo is the Founding Director of the non-profit NGO Cross Borders and head of Crossing Borders Global Studies, in Denmark.

Born in Mauritania, Garba has lived, studied and worked for many years in Qatar, Norway and Denmark. He is a true citizen of the world with deep roots in Africa and branches spanning the globe and is the founding director of Crossing Borders and its Global Studies program. His regional focuses are Africa and the Middle East. Garba is an international lecturer on African, Middle East and global issues of current concerns. His lecture tours have taken him to many countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.

  1. Which norms do you see yourself breaking or would you like to see yourself breaking?  teaching and speaking to my children in my mother tongue.
  2.  What inspires you to be and do what you do today? Self reliance.
  3. How do you see the reshaping of the black future? Insisting on equality in diversity.

To connect with Garba or follow his work