There is a high ambition of making Adwa a cultural center of Africa as Addis Ababa is the political capital of the continent. This will enable Adwa to be a major tourist destination.
The building of the Adwa Pan African University officially launched in the city of Adwa, Tigrai state northern Ethiopia on April 23, 2017.
The cornerstone laying ceremony was attended by many African leaders including Nigerian, South African, Malawian, Liberian, and Burundian former presidents. In addition, the current Vice president of Botswana, Puntland administration presidents and other dignitaries from all over Africa were present at the cornerstone laying ceremony.
Ethiopian Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn opened the cornerstone laying ceremony with a short speech. Ethiopian government officials, Tigrai state officials, religious leaders’ representatives of the public were also present.