African Diaspora Network is delighted to launch the sixth annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2021. This global convening celebrates and champions the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa, convening over 1,300 delegates from across the globe over the last five years. This year, ADIS21 takes place as a monthly virtual forum beginning in July 2020.
The ongoing pandemic has devastated the world, sparking global response in the areas of healthcare, education, connectivity, and finance. The number of cases in Africa and throughout the United States is rising as business and individuals brace the impact of a major recession. At this critical time, how do people access funding? What are foundations doing to make a difference and provide accessible funding to organizations across Africa and the United States during COVID-19 and in the post-pandemic era.
Investors in Africa of different types of development finance, private equity, impact investors are rising to the challenges presented by COVID-19 are rising to the challenges presented by COVID-19 to create new funds that accelerate investment for post-COVID-19. What investments will be core to advancing the response and recovery of business? What economic impact is foreseen and how will government and international funders respond? This session examines a variety of investment vehicles and how we can leverage the private sector to deliver support across Africa.
African Diaspora Network is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization. Our mission is 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.