As part of activities in preparation for the official launch of DIANA ry as an organization, DIANA ry held its first inception meeting on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 online. The online meeting was heavily attended by regional and sub-regional representatives in Europe and Africa. In addition, country representatives, promoters at different higher education institutions in Africa, and members of the executive management of DIANA ry were in attendance. In the meeting, Dr. Ngwayuh, Vice President, and Dr. Doh, President of DIANA ry presented the vision and mission of DIANA ry and encouraged all to join forces to accomplish this mission. The executive management of DIANA ry was also confirmed in this meeting. The work of DIANA has just begun and we are excited to work together as a team.