African Diaspora Network - ADIS 2020 - Defining an Investment Framework for Africa Movemeback African event cover image


ADIS2020 is the 5th annual convening of leaders, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs who seek to uplift the African continent.


By building bridges among Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa, the conference aims to inspire and empower participants to be agents of change and active contributors to Africa’s development.


The flagship event, held annually in Santa Clara County, California, USA, convenes entrepreneurially-minded, Africa-focused, high-level leaders and professionals from across the world for insightful dialogue around investment and innovation in Africa as well as partnership and mentorship opportunities. The symposium activates the potential of partnership, drawing over 1000 participants from Africa, Europe, Canada, and the United States over its past four editions.


ADIS2020 seeks to define an investment framework for Africa through workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats, and participant-driven design labs focused on designing streamlined and sustainable systems across the continent. With a key emphasis on harnessing the power of digitization, major themes include:

- The Role of Government and Businesses to Create Private-Public Partnerships

- Investment and Entrepreneurship to Build Thriving Communities in Africa


‚ÄčAfrican Diaspora Network invites you to our signature conference to celebrate five years of ADIS, fostering the ingenuity of the African community at home and abroad alongside champions from around the world.


Location and directions

Computer History Museum, 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States,

About African Diaspora Network

African Diaspora Network is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization. Our mission to harness and engage the intellectual, financial, philanthropic and entrepreneurial capacity of Africans and friends of Africa in support of economic and social development across Africa. Since 2010, the African Diaspora Network (ADN) has energized collaboration among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, philanthropists and African diasporans to uplift its local community towards the benefit of Africa. ADN is dedicated to providing virtual and physical forums to accelerate access to resources that foster partnership, knowledge sharing, and advance investment opportunities.