Location & Declaration

The Philadelphia Navy Yard

At the end of the 5th High-level Dialogue in Lagos Nigeria, Penn State’s Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Design with Africa (AESEDA) requested that the next high-level dialogue be held in Philadelphia, PA. We’re proud to host our first high-level dialogue in North America at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The location not only holds historical significance as a naval shipyard, but also serves today as a vibrant public-private innovation center driving economic development in Philadelphia and into the Atlantic.

A view down Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art - shot from the air

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by C. Kao for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Snow on the ground along Elfreth's Alley - with homes dating back to the 18th-century

America’s oldest continuously-inhabited street, Elfreth’s Alley. Photo by A. Ricketts for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

PA Governor Tom Wolf stands discussing employment opportunites with Urban Outfitters staff at the headquarters in the Philadelphia Navy Yard surrouned by racks of clothing and design sketches.

PA Governor Tom Wolf tours the Urban Outfitters Headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 2016. Photo CC Governor Tom Wolf

The backside of Independence Hall on a blue sky, summer day.

The back of Independence Hall, birthplace of the United States of America, a National Historical Landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

The Liberty Bell inside the visitors center with Independence Hall visible through the windows in the background.

Philadelphia's iconic Liberty Bell. Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

The bronze statue of Rocky Balboa from the Rocky movies with arms raised above his head and wearing boxing gloves.

The iconic Rocky Balboa statue at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps. Photo by K Huff for PHLCVB

PA Governor Tom Wolf stands discussing the Philly Shipyard Apprentice Training Academy while examining a large ship in drydock.

PA Governor Tom Wolf visits the Philly Shipyard Apprentice Training Academy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 2017. Photo CC Governor Tom Wolf

The Philadelphia Declaration

The Philadelphia Declaration signifies a transition to five new missions that have meaning for the AIR Centre and its partners across the Atlantic. Click here to access the Declaration.