Who’s Who: The African Diaspora is a compendium of African professionals trailblazing across the globe representing various industries and are principalities in their field of influence on the African continent as well as other nations.
This collection of profiles serves as a bridge to foster greater understanding between the continent and their respective country of residence. Moreover, it mobilizes the Who’s Who of Africans in the diaspora and become a win-win for Africa, to connect and accelerate Africa's social and economic development.
A popular African singer says that ‘no matter where you go, remember the road that will lead you home” and this is the desire of many Africans in the diaspora who want to eventually go back home after living abroad. However, one of their biggest challenges is finding a platform that encourages the contribution of these Diasporans to the activities of their home nation, where investment, development and employment opportunities are shared.
According to the World Bank (2010), the African diaspora is approximated to be 140 million people in the Western Hemisphere, with a large percentage of Africa’s brain drain going to the United States and Canada (Kaba, 2011). Diasporans play a huge role in the discourse of Africa through the contribution of their large bank of talent, energy, skills, and technological know-how to furthering economic progress in Africa. It is up to the diaspora to change the narrative and dispel the myths as “brand ambassadors” for the future of Africa.
Lest we forget, Africa’s Secret Weapon is truly the Diaspora!
Tell us your story. Be sure to include your academic background, accomplishments and of course, your challenges along your journey. Click on Send Profile in the menu bar and follow the instructions. Once you click submit, go and nominate a friend!
During this stage, profiles will be reviewed for consideration to be featured in the upcoming edition of Who’s Who: The African Diaspora. You will be officially notified via email if you are selected as a finalist.