Dr. Adrien Ngudiankama is the founder and director of Kongo Academy. It was founded on October 7, 2020.
The mission of the organization is to promote Kongo studies through research, webinars, conferences, symposia, publications, and joint projects with fellow scholars and academic institutions. The idea for Kongo Academy was partly sparked by conversations he had with Wyatt MacGaffey and John Janzen.
Kongo Academy has been organizing monthly webinars and quarterly symposiums since its inception. As a global reference in Kongo studies, the organization attracts scholars from many fields.