Fireside Chat

Unveiling the ADN 2024-2028 Strategic Plan

Since 2010, African Diaspora Network has activated the entrepreneurial spirit of Africans, African diasporans, and friends of Africa to mobilize resources toward a brighter future for the continent and communities where the diaspora live. Rooted in humble beginnings, this nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley has grown exponentially in its first thirteen years. 2024 marks an inflection point as ADN looks to a new five-year trajectory with the aim of becoming the premier global diaspora network for engagement with the Africa continent.
This fireside chat proudly unveils the 2024-2028 ADN strategic plan. How do we plan to go beyond remittances and advance entrepreneurship, investment, and collaboration on the continent? Learn about ways to engage in our key pillars of knowledge exchange and human capital development, public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurship with social impact.

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Almaz Negash

Almaz Negash

CEO and Founder, African Diaspora Network (Moderator)

Almaz began ADN in 2010 to inform and engage Africans in the Diaspora and facilitate direct collaboration with social entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders to invest in Africa. For the last two decades, Negash has sought to improve the quality of life of our communities through both local and global partnerships.

Josh Ghaim, Ph.D.

Founder and Managing Partner, Ignite Venture Studio, Board Chairman, African Diaspora Network

Josh Ghaim is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ignite Venture Studio, a new brand and innovation accelerator focused in the Health and Beauty markets as well as investments and support of Women and Minority led start-ups.

Omolayo Nkem Ojo

Omolayo Nkem Oyudo

Director of Programs and Operations, African Diaspora Network

Omolayo is a multi-lingual strategist and researcher with over ten years experience in international development and has worked with or for African diaspora communities across the US, Europe and Africa to mobilise, impact and advocate for their needs and interests. Omolayo holds an MSc with Distinction in Migration, Mobility and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Prior to joining ADN, Omolayo was a research manager and gender specialist at DMA Global where she oversaw key projects for organisations such as the World Bank, IOM and others.


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