ADIS 2019
Amplifying Abundance in Africa

Human Capital, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Investment

The African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2019 (ADIS2019) is the fourth annual global convening of leaders, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs that seeks to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa. Located in Silicon Valley, the innovation and entrepreneurial capital of the world, the conference aims to inform, engage, and inspire participants to be agents of change and active contributors to Africa’s development.


 Sept. 2018 Event, New York 
ADN Impact & Innovation Speaker Series

Changing the Narrative: African Innovation Driving Global Transformation 

On September 24, the African Diaspora Network, in partnership with ALIMA USA, convened ...


 August 2018 Event, D.C.  
ADN Impact & Innovation Speaker Series

Investment – Entrepreneurship – Innovation –  Human Capital 

Harnessing the Knowledge and Resources of Africans in the Diaspora for Positive Impact.



 July 28 Event, Silicon Valley 
Impact & Innovation Series 
Silicon Valley Investors on Africa

Conversation on Early Stage VC, Impact Investing, and Corporate Expansion Programs.
Sponsored by: VMware - Google - Facebook - Oracle - LoftyInc. - Musoni Kenya, Ltd.

 2018 Ernst & Young Event  
2018 African Impact And Innovation Forum
Lessons From Growth Leaders  

This forum provides a balanced perspective on the Africa growth story, current developments, and an outlook focused on opportunities and challenges for investors.



 Post ADIS 2018 Synopsis  
New Pathways Illuminated For The Comming Year
Magnifying What's Within  

The 2018 symposium profoundly illuminated the theme, “Building Africa’s Future: Magnifying What is Within,” that seeks to amplify the change-makers and leaders shaping the Continent’s future.

   In Focus   
Step Up Silicon Valley 
Impact and  Innovation work by Almaz Negash  

We congratulate Almaz Negash, Founder & Executive Director of ADN, for being recogized by the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors for eight years of social innovation work.

The Benefits of Membership

Our membership base consists of leaders from a wide range of expertise, ranging from investment to entrepreneurship, from technology to agriculture, from community development to policy. The platform's communication and messaging tools expedite the process of deepening dialogue and action on a global scale.

  • Password protected individualized access to the platform
  • Post your profile photo, bio, and interests
  • Ability to send email to fellow members (without seeing their email address). For privacy you will only see contact name and basic demographics including individuals field of expertise.
  • A forum to explore opportunities,  challenge thinking and develop ideas
  • Free access to ADN Forums and events
  • Discount to ADIS annual symposium
  • Discounts to partner events
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Our Commitment to the Silicon Valley Ecosystem
  • Successfully completed three African Diaspora Investment Symposiums, gathering 750+ leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe, resulting in increased involvement, knowledge exchange and fruitful partnerships
  • Launched the first Impact & Innovation Program with initial awardees of ten Builders of Africa Entrepreneurs
  • 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 10 new investment and capacity-building initiatives for Africa grassroots organizations, the Diaspora, as well as friends of Africa
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