July 23, 2016

Diaspora

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Here we catalogue the startup and investment ecosystem of the African Diaspora across the globe.

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Global Diaspora

 

World African Diaspora Union ( WADU ) A WADU is a Pan African organization consistent with and dedicated to the historic work of Pan Africanism. Its focus is on unifying and empowering the African Diaspora politically, culturally and economically, as an integral part of Africa.

African Leadership and Progress Network The African Leadership and Progress Network, Inc. [ALPN] is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC, and Abuja, Nigeria. ALPN is a network of African and non-African professionals who are strongly dedicated to utilizing innovative and entrepreneurial approaches for fostering rapid progress in Africa.

African Diaspora Network African Diaspora Network (ADN) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that offers Africans and friends of Africa the opportunity to enhance their impact on the continent and grow professionally and personally. ADN promotes dialogue and action on social and economic development issues in Africa; ADN foster’s collaboration between individuals and groups interested in Africa’s future in order to benefit indigenous Africans around the world. By sharing knowledge and forming partnerships ADN harnesses the intellectual, financial, philanthropic, and entrepreneurial capacity of Africans and friends of Africa for the greater good of the continent.

African Diaspora Marketplace Launched in 2009 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union, the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) aims to encourage sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting African diaspora entrepreneurs. ADM entrepreneurs are individuals with demonstrable connections to or experience in Africa, and who have innovative and high-impact start-ups or established businesses on the continent.

African Diaspora Program The World Bank’s Africa Region launched the African Diaspora Program (ADP) in September 2007. The program focuses on diaspora policy formulation and implementation, financing and leveraging of remittances for development and human capital utilization, through diaspora professional networks and organizations, and hometown associations. The ADP has been able to mainstream the diaspora agenda in country policy and sector dialogue based on the Bank’s Africa Region’s Strategy emphasis on partnerships and knowledge. In this regard, the entire program has recently been mainstreamed into different Units of the Bank’s Africa region.

Global Health Program Africa Diaspora  The purpose of the GHEP’s African Diaspora Program (GADP) is to provide a non-partisan, non-affiliated platform for all African Diaspora to mutually engage in addressing social, cultural, and other civic participation and civic education issues that affect all their peoples who live and call US home.

Pan African Diaspora Union The Collective Black People Movement (CBPM) is to gather, document, and organize the Skills, Talents, and Intelligence (Education) of Black (African) People for the purpose of self-help and collective development.

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Founded by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega in 1976, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is a vibrant home for global afro-descendent culture, based in East Harlem, New York City. A multi-disciplinary center, CCCADI integrates the arts, education, activism and conscious cultural tourism to foster social transformation. We document and present the creative genius of African Diaspora cultures; prepare the next generation of cultural leaders; and unite Diaspora communities.

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)  The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) is a not-for-profit, tax deductible organization of international scholars seeking to further our understanding of the African Diaspora, that is, the dispersal of people of African descent throughout the world. Through the examination of history, dance, anthropology, literature, women’s studies, education, geology, political science, sociology, language, art, music, film, theater, biology, photography, etc., they seek to share the most recent research both within and across disciplinary and other conventional boundaries. They seek to do this by way of conferences and symposia held periodically, as well as through publications. In addition, they look for ways to share our work with students and the general community.

Africa Europe Diaspora Development Platform  ADEPT’s aim is to improve and enhance the capacity and impact of African diaspora organisations involved in development activities in Africa. We believe the African diaspora must be empowered for Africa to reach its full potential.

Black Tech Week  Blacktech Week is an immersive week long series of events that brings together the most innovative young minds, creative influences and thought leaders of color to learn from the best, exchange ideas and address common challenges through engaging workshops, thoughtful discussions, and social interchange.   This week long cultural celebration will highlight cutting-edge technologies and entrepreneurial innovation.

 

North America Diaspora

World African Diaspora Union ( WADU )

A WADU is a Pan African organization consistent with and dedicated to the historic work of Pan Africanism. Its focus is on unifying and empowering the African Diaspora politically, culturally and economically, as an integral part of Africa.

 

African Leadership and Progress Network

The African Leadership and Progress Network, Inc. [ALPN] is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC, and Abuja, Nigeria.

ALPN is a network of African and non-African professionals who are strongly dedicated to utilizing innovative and entrepreneurial approaches for fostering rapid progress in Africa.

 

African Diaspora Network

African Diaspora Network (ADN) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that offers Africans and friends of Africa the opportunity to enhance their impact on the continent and grow professionally and personally. ADN promotes dialogue and action on social and economic development issues in Africa; ADN foster’s collaboration between individuals and groups interested in Africa’s future in order to benefit indigenous Africans around the world. By sharing knowledge and forming partnerships ADN harnesses the intellectual, financial, philanthropic, and entrepreneurial capacity of Africans and friends of Africa for the greater good of the continent.

 

African Diaspora Marketplace

Launched in 2009 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union, the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) aims to encourage sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting African diaspora entrepreneurs. ADM entrepreneurs are individuals with demonstrable connections to or experience in Africa, and who have innovative and high-impact start-ups or established businesses on the continent.

 

African Diaspora Program

The World Bank’s Africa Region launched the African Diaspora Program (ADP) in September 2007.

The program focuses on diaspora policy formulation and implementation, financing and leveraging of remittances for development and human capital utilization, through diaspora professional networks and organizations, and hometown associations. The ADP has been able to mainstream the diaspora agenda in country policy and sector dialogue based on the Bank’s Africa Region’s Strategy emphasis on partnerships and knowledge. In this regard, the entire program has recently been mainstreamed into different Units of the Bank’s Africa region.

 

Global Health Program Africa Diaspora 

The purpose of the GHEP’s African Diaspora Program (GADP) is to provide a non-partisan, non-affiliated platform for all African Diaspora to mutually engage in addressing social, cultural, and other civic participation and civic education issues that affect all their peoples who live and call US home.

 

Pan African Diaspora Union

The Collective Black People Movement (CBPM) is to gather, document, and organize the Skills, Talents, and Intelligence (Education) of Black (African) People for the purpose of self-help and collective development.

 

 

 

Europe Diaspora

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) 

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) is a not-for-profit, tax deductible organization of international scholars seeking to further our understanding of the African Diaspora, that is, the dispersal of people of African descent throughout the world. Through the examination of history, dance, anthropology, literature, women’s studies, education, geology, political science, sociology, language, art, music, film, theater, biology, photography, etc., they seek to share the most recent research both within and across disciplinary and other conventional boundaries. They seek to do this by way of conferences and symposia held periodically, as well as through publications. In addition, they look for ways to share our work with students and the general community.

 

Africa Europe Diaspora Development Platform 

ADEPT’s aim is to improve and enhance the capacity and impact of African diaspora organisations involved in development activities in Africa. We believe the African diaspora must be empowered for Africa to reach its full potential.

 

 

Caribbean Diaspora

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Founded by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega in 1976, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is a vibrant home for global afro-descendent culture, based in East Harlem, New York City.

A multi-disciplinary center, CCCADI integrates the arts, education, activism and conscious cultural tourism to foster social transformation. We document and present the creative genius of African Diaspora cultures; prepare the next generation of cultural leaders; and unite Diaspora communities.

 

 

Poly/Micro/Mela (nesian) Diaspora

 

Australia Diaspora

 

Middle East Diaspora