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PARTNERSHIPS AND POLICIES FOR INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AND INVESTMENT

SECOND ANNUAL AFRICAN DIASPORA NETWORK
IMPACT AND INNOVATION SPEAKER SERIES

HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

INNOVATION - ENTREPRENEURSHIP INVESTMENT

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THEME /

Partnerships and Policies for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Investment

WHEN /

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 8:30AM-5:30PM

followed by a reception

WHERE /

700 13th Street, NW, Suite 1150, Washington, D.C. 20005

Sponsors and Organizing Partners

Multilateral Partner

Leading Think-Tank Partner

Outreach Partner

ABOUT THE EVENT /

African Diaspora Network welcomes you to our second annual convening in Washington D.C.  The Forum is sponsored by Symantec and UN Migration Agency – the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and organized in partnership with, USAID, IOM-USA, and the Wilson Center. This in-depth conversation features entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and other public and private partners with the goal of contributing to enable communities in Africa and support relevant stakeholders towards a common vision of achieving self-reliance and prosperity for all.

ABOUT THE ADN IMPACT AND INNOVATION SPEAKER SERIES /

The D.C. convening is a part of ADN’s Impact and Innovation Series that brings together Africans, diasporans, and friends of Africa from across sectors ranging from government to business to NGOs to academia in order to strengthen partnerships and to advance the development of the African continent. ADN gathers at key national hubs of influence, including Silicon Valley, the center of innovation and entrepreneurship; Los Angeles, the center of media and entertainment; New York; the center of finance; and Washington D.C., the center of diplomacy and policy.

ABOUT AFRICAN DIASPORA NETWORK /

African Diaspora Network (ADN) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization. ADN is a go-to resource, strategic partner, and thought leader guiding and organizing social entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and leaders in their ambitions to create positive change for the African continent and the communities in which we live. We strive to bring together Africans on the continent, in the diaspora, and friends of Africa to actualize their full potential, activate their entrepreneurial spirit, and strategically mobilize financial and intellectual resources to ensure a brighter future for the African continent. 

SCHEDULE /

8:30-9:00 AM

REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN

8:45-9:15 AM

SESSION 1:

WELCOME, INTRODUCTION, AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9:15-10:30 AM

SESSION 2:

PANEL 1: ENGAGING THE AFRICAN & MIDDLE EASTERN DIASPORA: GAPS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

10:30-10:45 AM

COFFEE & TEA BREAK

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

SESSION 3:

PANEL 2: TAPPING INTO THE DIASPORA'S POTENTIAL: POLICIES, KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE, & TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS

12:00-13:15 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

13:15-18:00 PM

AFTERNOON TOPICAL SESSIONS

13:15-14:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA

14:35-15:50 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: UNLOCKING AFRICA'S ENERGY SECTOR POTENTIAL

15:55-17:10 PM

AFRICA FEEDING AFRICA: TRANSFORMING AFRICA'S AGRICULTURAL SECTOR THROUGH PRIVATE

& PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS

17:15-17:45 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT

17:45 PM

SUMMARY & NEXT STEPS

18:00-19:00 PM

RECEPTION & NETWORKING