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Dear friends and colleagues,

With deep appreciation to our funders, board members, team, and advisory committees, it is with great delight that I share the launch of the in-person convening of the 2023 African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS23). The symposium, scheduled from March 22-24, 2023, will celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Africans, African Diasporans, and friends of Africa. We are excited to share these three days with all of you.  

Hosted at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, our eighth annual signature conference inspires and equips participants to be agents of change and active contributors to the development of Africa and the communities in which we live.

Throughout the pandemic, African Diaspora Network remained committed to engaging our network online, bringing together many esteemed speakers to share their insight on topics pertinent to Africa.  Through our webinars, we engaged with participants from 80 countries and now, after two years, we are ready to bring many of you in person.  

We believe in the power of networking and providing access to our community, though space is limited to 350 attendees. Please register, and we look forward to seeing you in March!  

With deep appreciation,

Almaz Negash 
Founder & Executive Director 
African Diaspora Network

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Save the Date for ADIS23!

ADIS23 presents the theme of “Future Ready Africa.” 

In the next 25 years, Africa’s population is expected to double across the continent. Projections show that a quarter of the world’s people will be African by 2050 (The Guardian). Africa has an opportunity to drive major transformations that adapt to this drastic demographic shift and build resilience in an era of disruption.

The unforeseeable economic shocks created by the ongoing pandemic, international conflicts such as the war in Ukraine, and challenges in the global economy have sparked innovations in industry, investment, and entrepreneurship across the continent. Now, ten years into Agenda 2063, Africa must plan for a sustainable recovery and reimagine its path forward. What does a future ready Africa look like?

Join us as we explore trending innovations, blueprints for the future, and the interconnectedness of sectors including climate change, healthcare, finance, education, and agriculture. How do we strengthen infrastructure, reinvigorate markets, and create a healthy atmosphere for communities? What seeds must be planted to enable a thriving future for the continent? Be inspired to envision, celebrate, and make an impact upon the future of Africa.
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Thank you ADIS23 Sponsors!

A special thank you to the sponsors of ADIS23, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (lead sponsor), Sanofi, United States African Development Foundation, Invest Barbados, EY, and Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust!

Interested in becoming an ADIS23 sponsor? Check out our ADIS23 Engagement Opportunities here.
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