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Celebrating African Diaspora Entrepreneurs & Changemakers

 
As we gear up to bring our community together at the Third Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium, we will spot light and celebrate the innovative work of Africans from the Diaspora and friends of Africa.  Our goal is to increase awareness of the intellectual, financial, and entrepreneurial contribution of the diaspora to Africa and the community in which they live.   

Join us in congratulating Gebeya as they embark into Series A funding to grow and expand their business in Africa.
 

Gebeya: Best of African Talent

Universities in Africa are churning out thousands of graduates every year, yet the unemployment rate in countries such as Kenya stands at 40%, 24% in Nigeria, 27.7% in South Africa and 16.8% in Ethiopia.  

There are no signs that the unemployment rate will come down anytime soon due to various local and international factors such as high inflation rates, high illiteracy levels, and undulating economic cycles among others. In addition to this, youth who qualify for employment and are hired do not get an adequate return on investment on the money spent in their education, and neither are their employers getting value for their money. This remains a huge barrier to the Continent's development.


In an effort to mitigate the challenges facing unemployment and economic development in Africa, Gebeya is creating a robust ecosystem where they train, hire and incubate the best of African talent. Gebeya aims to achieve this by taking them through their practical and project based training, connecting them to well paying jobs and investing in African startups and talent.

Gebeya recently opened its “Series A” round for USD 6 million to amplify its current efforts. The funds will be used as working capital for expansion, fuel business development for deeper market penetration, and to incubate foundry ideas. Their ‘’Series A’’ round is still open to investors.

Gebeya is based in Ethiopia, Kenya and is planning to enter into the Nigerian market in the next few months.
“In 2016 my team participated in the First Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium. That is where we met my current co-founder, who became the first investor of what is Gebeya today. We are very proud to be associated with African Diaspora Network and we look forward to continuing our partnership and support for ADN.” Amadou Daffe, CEO and Co-Founder, Gebeya
The Innovative Entrepreneur Behind Gebeya and CODERS4AFRICA: Amadou Daffe

Amadou has two passions in life: Africa and software engineering. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and MSc. in Management Information System from the USA. Over the last five years he has travelled across Africa searching for top software engineers and in the process, Amadou  acquired a lot of knowledge on the IT landscape in Africa and the opportunities it presents. It is through his quest that he saw the potential of software improving African economies and solving socioeconomic  issues across developing countries.  This motivated him to Co-Found a Pan - African company, Gebeya Inc so as to nurture a-self-sustainable ecosystem that trains, hires, and incubates the best of IT African talent.
“The African Diaspora Network has been helpful in connecting Gebeya to a network of African diaspora keen to promote sustainable development in Africa. Through this connection, we can now work with the African diaspora in shaping a robust African IT Ecosystem.”
Get Involved with Gebeya

GEBEYA is raising Series A funding requirement to grow and expand their business in Africa. Learn more about the series.

 

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.
African Union Job Opportunities
The African Union has several job opening. For details, please visit
AU Administration and Human Resource Management at http://aucareers.org/​.
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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