African Diaspora Network

Who We Are

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; we foster 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. We do this by providing a knowledge sharing platform for:

  • Investors/Entrepreneurs: ADN is a forum through which organizations investing in Africa – or African entrepreneurs directly – can share their projects and business plans, and seek financial support.
  • Philanthropists/Volunteers: ADN offers opportunities for identifying new members and sources of income. Philanthropists can profile their work and share experiences/best practices with like-minded individuals and organizations. Potential volunteers can identify organizations with which they would like to work.
  • Donors/Lenders: ADN offers donors/lenders the opportunity to connect with ongoing and potential development/investment projects across Africa. ADN is a conduit through which donors, lenders, and investors can connect.

Our Vision

ADN‘s vision is a global community of Africans and friends of Africa connected by a common purpose: the greater good of the African continent.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inform and engage Africans in the Diaspora in order to facilitate direct collaboration with social entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders across the globe. ADN promotes dialogue and action on social and economic development in Africa through its online and offline social networking.

Our Values

ADN creates a safe and trusted knowledge sharing platform through which Africans and friends of Africa can enhance their impact on the continent and grow professionally and personally. Indigenous Africans from around the world benefit through collaboration with other individuals and groups interested in Africa’s future.

Our Objectives

  • To harness the intellectual capacity of Africans across the globe in order to promote social and economic development in Africa.
  • To foster community spirit by creating a space where Africans can learn and share knowledge.
  • To promote awareness and understanding of Africa’s cultural heritage through forums, educational programs and other social events.

Community Dialogue & Engagement Series

ADN hosts community dialogues and events to build and strengthen relationships with Africans and friends of Africa. We do this with the intention to share knowledge and resources to enhance our capacity while growing professionally and personally.

These dialogues are intended to entice an open and honest discussion on the common daily challenges and opportunities that exist within our community. The goal is not to find quick solutions rather we endeavor to collectively create actionable objectives that address the challenges.


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Location Sunnyvale, CA, United States
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