African Diaspora Network Announcement
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The African Diaspora in Action

The ADIS 2017 participants and speakers gave us invaluable insight on what they wish to see in the next symposium.  They tasked us with new ideas and generously shared their aspirations on how ADN can be a key convener of Africans and friends of Africa from around the world.  We are most appreciative for their support.  

Our focus now is on strengthening our infrastructure, develop a more robust website with access to member services and benefits.  We will also convene small groups of entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, NGOs, and educators leading up to ADIS 2018.  Please let us know if you wish to host a small convening in your city/town.

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 

Post ADIS2017 Regional & Global Engagements

April 3 to April 7

The African Diaspora Network will be one of the many organizations from 65 countries represented at the 2017 Skoll World Forum. Almaz Negash, the founder of ADN will participate for the second year with global entrepreneurs, social change agents and thought leaders. Her role this year is to learn, engage, and form friendships and partnership while advancing and sharing the work of ADN. She will also speak on The Power of Network and participate on a Story Studio Panel Session. Learn more about Skoll World Forum

April 25, 6:00-8:00 pm

Conversation on Bridging the Finance Gap & Providing a Non-Cash Investment Opportunity for the Diaspora to Support Enterprises in Africa
Join us for a conversation with Chad Jordan, author of Three Jobs and founder of Arrow Global Capital.  Chad will discuss his newest book on how job creation is being used as a key to tackle the root of global poverty: lack of stable income.  During this stop on the book tour, Chad & Almaz will also discuss how Arrow and ADN are partnering together to provide a non-cash investment opportunity for the African diaspora to support enterprises in their homeland. More details to follow soon.

June 8 to June 9

Afrobytes Conference 2017, Paris, France
The African Diaspora Network is delighted to support AFROBYTES TECH CONFERENCE, an annual international conference that connects business and technology leaders, founders, investors and policy experts with the fastest-growing African tech startups. ADN will be represented by Almaz Negash, who will speak on the role of Africans in the Diaspora. Please use promo code ADNETWORK to receive 20% off the ticket prices. REGISTER and share with others in your network.

ADIS2017 Testimonials

“This was my first time attending ADIS and it was by far one of the best conferences on the African Diaspora and the Continent that I have been to; even better than those that I have attended in country! I was made aware of organizations that I did not know existed, learned insights and lessons, and hope to turn introductions at ADIS into fruitful partnerships.”
Jenna M. O’Brien, Project Manager, Social Enterprise & Research, IDP Foundation, Inc.
"In 2017, I attended ADIS for the first time. As an Afro-European based in Paris, I was delighted to discover so much enthusiasm and desire for doing business in Africa. ADIS offers the best return on investment for an African Conference attendee and ADIS 2018 is already on my agenda!"
Ammin Youssouf, CEO & Impact Technologist, Afrobytes

ADN Partner Events

July 5 to July 9

SpeedUPAfrica 2017 
Focused Startup Bootcamp. SpeedUPAfrica is organized by Toro Orero and his team at DraperDarkFlow. Toro is a member and supporter of the African Diaspora Network. Please share the link as widely as possible. For more details, please visit:  

May 13

10th Africa Business Forum at Stanford
Registration is now open for the 10th annual Africa Business Forum at Stanford! This promises to be the largest Africa Business Forum hosted at Stanford and we hope to see many of you there. We expect high demand, so please register as soon as possible to ensure you get a ticket. If you register before April 24th, you'll be able to take advantage of Early Bird discounted prices. For more information on the conference and to keep updated with the speaker list as they get confirmed, please visit our website.  

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