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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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