The African Diaspora Network welcomes you to our fourth annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS2019). Entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and public and private sector leaders are invited to join us for this catalytic convening that seeks to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa. From January 24 to 26, cross-sector changemakers will gather at the Computer History Museum located in Silicon Valley, the innovation and entrepreneurial capital of the world. ADIS2019 aims to inform, engage, and inspire participants to be agents of change and active contributors to Africa’s development.

Our 2019 theme “Amplifying Abundance in Africa: Human Capital, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Investment” explores intersecting ecosystems of infrastructure and economy in Africa. Follow the footsteps of entrepreneurs who have walked the path of pursuing investments and opportunities in Africa and learn from the stories and strategies of our growing community.


The two-day conference begins with an evening pre-symposium networking launch, igniting a spirit of community, knowledge-sharing, reflection, and action among attendees for the duration of the two-day symposium. We invite you to celebrate and unearth the resources, research, and expertise foundational to amplifying abundance in Africa at ADIS2019.


Key Topics

  • The Investment Ecosystem: Capturing Exceptional Returns in Africa

    • Investment

    • Venture Capital

    • Diaspora Impact Investment & Social Entrepreneurship

    • Human Capital Investment

    • Fintech

  • The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystem: Energizing Collaboration for the Future

    • Integrated & Sustainable Development in Africa

    • Manufacturing & Technology

    • Health Care & Education

    • Energy & Agriculture


The presence of each of our attendees enriches the experience, knowledge-base, and network of ADN. We look forward to your participation and engagement as we walk through the various landscapes and ecosystems of Africa on a local, national, and global scale.




Almaz Negash,

Founder & Executive Director, African Diaspora Network

Executive in Residence, Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC), San Jose State University

Mountain View, CA

© 2019 by African Diaspora Network.

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