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CNN Interview on African Diaspora Network
The nonprofit bringing together 'Africans and friends of Africa'
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CNN Interview on African Diaspora Network
The nonprofit bringing together 'Africans and friends of Africa'

“The IDP Foundation strongly believes in supporting social entrepreneurs that create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. The African Diaspora Network shares this mission by playing a pivotal role in connecting African social entrepreneurs to impact investors to form partnerships to make a difference on the continent. We are proud to support ADN in their efforts to strengthen the economic and social development across Africa.”


IDP Foundation


“I leave you with this thought… a thought that always brings a smile, even a chuckle to my face in my most lucid moments. Imagine the indomitable spirit and flair of the real African imagination being consistently brought to bear on serious science & technology development on a grand & global scale. It’s my belief that we shall usher in an age of abundance & vibrancy hitherto unseen at any point in human history…for the survival of the species, it’s a must! The numbers bear me witness. The African diaspora must lead the way as we’ve done in other spheres. It shall be tough as hell but let us begin – again & again…!” 


Osh Agabi, Founder & CEO, Kineku



“Every time I am at ADN, I see a new future for Africa. ADN is the place to find talents and boldness of entrepreneurs, the articulate passion and compassion for a continent that deserves be seen and heard in new ways. ADN forums are an experience that no other person can tell you about. You experience it and you know you have arrived at a place where Africans are proud of their talents and confident to be global players offering hospitality to all global citizens to use two days to focus on Africa! “


Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro,
former CEO, Global Fund for Women and ADN Founding Board

African Diaspora Network’s mission is to harness and engage the intellectual, financial, philanthropic and entrepreneurial capacity of Africans and friends of Africa in support of economic and social development across Africa and the communities we live in.


African Diaspora Network’s vision is to coalesce and fuel a global community of Africans and friends of Africa connected by a common purpose: to accelerate economic, business, and social welfare in Africa and the communities in which we live for the benefit of society.


Since our founding in 2010, we have been gradually building a network which permits us to harness the global intellectual capacity of Africans in the Diaspora and friends of Africa in order to promote business and economic development across the continent and the communities in which we live.

  • Convened more than 4000 people on entrepreneurship, investment, innovation, and human capital development.
  • Successfully completed four African Diaspora Investment Symposiums, gathering 1200+ leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe, resulting in increased involvement, knowledge exchange and fruitful partnerships
  • Developed Builders of Africa’s Future Pipeline of early stage for-profit and not-for-profits that are addressing Africa’s unique needs through technology or differentiated business models.
  • Developed ADN Online Platform with more than 700 members.
  • In 2018, ADN launched Impact & Innovation Speaker Series Program and hosted 10 Forums with investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators in Silicon Valley.
  • Scaled its Impact & Innovations Speakers Series to Washington, D.C. and New York
  • Contributing to the Silicon Valley Diversity and Inclusion Ecosystem – we are known for our ability to bring global communities together
  • Our organization enabled at least 15 new investment and capacity-building initiatives for Africa grassroots organizations, the Diaspora, as well as friends of Africa
  • A stellar and committed team and dedicated board of directors and advisors
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