September 20, 2023

United Nations 78th General Assembly (UNGA78) Side Event

By invitation only
Diasporans represent a powerful constituency in the economic development of Africa. The World Bank records over $52 billion USD sent to and within Africa in 2022. The magnitude of these remittances strongly reflects the commitment of Africans in the diaspora to participate in the economic development of the continent.
August 23, 2023 at 4pm WAT  

BPM Africa Webinar

Transforming the African Narrative through Philanthropy
Poverty, conflict, high youth unemployment, and governance issues are realities in Africa that sometimes make it difficult to see what else is happening, such as the increase in innovative start-ups, growth in fintech infrastructure, alternative energy solutions, and healthcare advancements.
June 7, 2023 at at 8am-9am PST

Role of Youth in Shifting Narratives of Africa

Organized by the African Diaspora Network and Africa No Filter
The African diaspora plays a pivotal role in changing the narrative of Africa. The African Diaspora Network, based in the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA, is made up of many diasporan leaders and institutions who are making a tremendous impact in Africa and the communities in which they live. 
June 14-16, 2023

Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) Summit

United Nations Office at Nairobi
The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) is a UN informal process aimed at gathering stakeholders from public and private sector, and the civil society, involved in the remittance and diaspora investment ecosystems.
April 27-28, 2023

Lauder Institute’s Africa Futures Symposium

This session aims to explore the dichotomy that exists between visions of Africa’s economic future, including those pointing to the power of the African diaspora, foreign investment, and technology and others who emphasize the challenges of debt restructuring, private finance, regional integration, and human capital constraints. 
April 13, 2023

Beyond Remittances

Skoll World Forum Marmalade Festival 2023
Critical to Africa’s economic development is the creative engagement and strategic collaboration of Africans, African diasporans, and friends of Africa. According to the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), the value of remittances from the African diaspora reached $95.6 billion in 2021.

March 22-24, 2023

African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2023

Future Ready: Africa
African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2023 (ADIS23) is the eighth annual global convening that celebrates and champions the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of Africans, African Diasporans, and friends of Africa.

Impact and Innovation Forums