African Diaspora Network is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization. Our mission is to harness and engage the intellectual, financial, philanthropic and entrepreneurial capacity of Africans and friends of Africa in support of economic and social development across Africa.

Since 2010, the African Diaspora Network (ADN) has energized collaboration among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and African diasporans to uplift its local community towards the benefit of Africa. ADN is dedicated to providing virtual and physical forums to accelerate access to resources that foster partnership, knowledge sharing, and advance investment opportunities.

ADN has a first-mover advantage. We are the first organization to bring together a global network of Africans and friends of Africa connecting entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and leaders of nonprofit organizations, corporations, and official development agencies to learn, engage, and co-create possibilities. Our tangible results have cemented us a trusted partner that provides real value despite operating with a small team of largely self-funded volunteers to date.


Our Mission

We envision the African Diaspora Network as a go-to resource, strategic partner, and thought leader guiding and organizing social entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and leaders in their ambitions to create positive change for the African continent and the communities in which we live.


Our Vision

We strive to bring together Africans on the continent, in the diaspora, and friends of Africa to actualize their full potential, activate their entrepreneurial spirit, and strategically mobilize financial and intellectual resources to ensure a brighter future for the African continent.




Santa Clara, CA 95054, United States

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