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African Diaspora Network Investment Symposium
January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 AM—January 27, 2018 @ 5:00 PM PST$299
THIRD ANNUAL AFRICAN DIASPORA INVESTMENT SYMPOSIUM
January 26-27, 2018
Building Africa’s Future: Magnifying What is Within
Human Capital – Natural Resources – Technology – Innovation – Entrepreneurship – Investment
By 2050, Africa is expected to have 2.4 billion people. Is Africa ready? The growing population presents a great opportunity for the Continent to optimize its potential and resources. Access to food, education, income, health care, and housing are foundational for a thriving future. How are we going to make Africa ready to meet this great opportunity? We believe Africa can and will.
Growth starts at home. The African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2018 takes a long-term outlook on Africa as a part of the global economy and seeks to explore approaches to positive economic growth and investment from within. Our panels will highlight the evolving landscape of ventures and innovations dedicated to planting seeds of growth in the Continent and how to maintain this momentum moving forward.
DAY ONE: MAGNIFYING WHAT’S WITHIN: THE STATE OF AFRICA
Friday, January 26 | 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Be inspired by the opening session on the State of Africa and learn about current business and investment trends. Hear African Diaspora Entrepreneurs speak how their innovative work is transforming communities in Africa. Immerse in a design-thinking workshop on innovation and technology. Participate in fireside chats with leading experts on how to leverage the tremendous potential of the Diaspora and transform the narrative of Africa as a land of opportunity.
DAY TWO: AMPLIFYING ABUNDANCE
Saturday, January 27 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Gather with changemakers from the global Diaspora to learn about the innovative work taking place in selected countries in Africa. Participate in panel sessions on technology, agriculture, policy, impact investment, venture philanthropy, and renewable energy. In the afternoon, gain foundational skills in networking and building partnerships through a workshop on business pitches for African Diaspora entrepreneurs. The day will conclude with a call to action and a reception.