ADIS Awards

Barka Awards

“Barka” is an expression of gratitude. It is a word used in multiple languages and cultures in Africa. In fact, usage of the word can be found across the continent including in Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. To say “barka” in Moore’, Burkina Faso, is to express a gratitude so sincere and profound that it also conveys a blessing; imparting a dual meaning to the word: thank you, and be blessed.
African Diaspora Network presents its annual Barka Award to a dedicated member of the ADN community who has gone above and beyond to propel our impact.

African Luminaire Award

The African Luminaire Award recognizes a distinguished African or Diasporan making high-level impact on a global scale. The selected individual will have made exceptional contributions and a demonstrated commitment to advance the continent and the communities in which we live.