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Building Africa's Ftuure

SAVE THE DATE: January 26-27, 2018
African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2018

Silicon Valley – California – USA

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

As we venture into our third African Diaspora Investment Symposium, I would like to start by thanking everyone for being supportive of the mission and vision of the African Diaspora Network. We began with a vision to coalesce and fuel a global community of Africans and friends of Africa connected by a common purpose: to accelerate economic growth and welfare in Africa for the benefit of its inhabitants. With your support and participation, ADIS continues to harness and engage the intellectual, financial, philanthropic, and entrepreneurial capacity of African diasporans and champion in support of economic and social development across Africa.

Through our 2018 theme "Building Africa's Future: Magnifying What is Within," we will unlock the ingenuity of our Africans from the Diaspora and friends of Africa to transform the future of Africa through innovation, entrepreneurship, and education. Together, we look forward to making ADIS2018 a successful one. 

Thank You,
African Diaspora Network Team
 

About ADIS2018

The African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2018 (ADIS2018) is the third annual convening of global leaders and innovators that seek to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa. Hosted by the African Diaspora Network, this two-day conference recognizes and fosters the ingenuity of the African community at home and abroad alongside their champions from around the world.

In the last two years, the symposium brought together over 450 participants from communities in Africa (30%), Europe (10%), Canada (2%), and the United States (<60%) for dialogue and workshops on topics ranging from fintech and financial inclusion to the critical value of women entrepreneurs; from energy, technology, and education to the changing investment landscape of Africa.
“African Diaspora Network (ADN) is a platform that brings Africans and friends of Africa together to make a positive impact in Africa. As a member, I have found it to be one of the most amazing resources to network and find other like-minded Africans who want to come together and help build a better Africa. ADN is more than a network, it’s a community of smart, intelligent, amazing individuals who love Africa and want to do more.” Chris Folayan, Founder of MallforAfrica, MallforWorld
“Building Africa’s Future: Magnifying What is Within”

Key Topics: Human Capital – Investment – Entrepreneurship – Innovation – Technology

This year’s symposium theme, “Building Africa’s Future: Magnifying What is Within,” seeks to amplify the changemakers and leaders shaping the Continent’s future. Despite many challenges, Africans are embracing new policies, entrepreneurship, and innovation to unlock the potential of the Continent.
 
African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2018 shall examine the crossroads between human capital, natural resources, investment, entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology in Africa. Through these sectors, our expert speakers will explore the bold policies, innovative business models, and technologies that are shaping the Continent’s future.
 
We invite you to participate in a full day of networking, community-building, and knowledge sharing with symposium attendees as we celebrate a spirit of abundance and unearth the richness of the Continent’s resources and the talents and contributions of Africans, friends of Africa, and Diasporans. 
Details on registration for ADIS2018 will be announced in the autumn. Stay tuned!

Upcoming ADN Event

ADN Partners with Santa Clara University Frugal Innovation Hub: Empowering People, One App at a Time

September 14, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Santa Clara University

455 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
Guadalupe Hall, Third Floor
RSVP to debra@africandiasporanetwork.org
The African Diaspora Network, in partnership with the Santa Clara University Frugal Innovation Hub, invites you for a dialogue and action on how to harness the power of mobile technology to solve real problems for real people, to imaginatively identify new opportunities to create value, and to do it in a way that is financially and logistically sustainable. This event features the expertise of:
Prof. Silvia Figueira, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of the Frugal Innovation Hub at Santa Clara University, in which she leads the Mobile Lab and advises students working on mobile applications for under-served communities and emerging markets.

She has published over 60 papers and has established several collaborations with both companies in Silicon Valley and social entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad.
Hugh Molotsi is the founder and CEO of Ujama, a mobile platform to help parents form communities to help each other. Hugh also advises and invests in startups and is an active practitioner and teacher of Lean Startup Methodologies. 

In 2015, Hugh concluded a 22-year career at Intuit where his last position was Engineering Fellow and Vice President of Innovation. During his Intuit tenure, Hugh worked on QuickBooks and several other small business offerings. 

Partner Event Announcement

8th Annual Silicon Valley Africa Film Festival – The African Diaspora Network is proud to be a key supporter of the festival.  Join us from September 29 - October 1 to celebrate the richness of Africa and Africans through films and arts.

8th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Avenue, San Jose, California 95216
September 29 - October 1, 2017

Contact us to discuss sponsorship and partnership opportunities.
Job Opening with Indego Africa
Indego Africa is an eCommerce/retail company that empowers African artisans in Ghana and Rwanda. They are hiring a Wholesale Account Manager (1-2+ years of account management and customer relations experience, as well as a passion for Indego's mission and an interest in the artisan sector) in NYC. Apply today.
For more information on the 2017 African Diaspora Investment Symposium, please see the following post-ADIS2017 materials:

a.      ADIS 2017 Summary and Next Steps 

b.      ADIS 2017 – Visual Summary 

c.      ADIS 2017 Brochure 

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