Diaspora Organizations

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African Diaspora Organizations & Initiatives

[Not a Complete Listing – Updated Intermittently]

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Related: 

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This listing is in two parts:

A. “All-Africa Focus”: Organizations/initiatives that focus on the continent in general or several countries. 

B. “Specific Country Focus”: Organizations/initiatives that focus on specific countries. 

To the extent possible, where applicable, the specific countries of location of organizations/initiatives that are not located or headquartered in the United States are indicated.

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A. All-Africa Focus [Organizations/initiatives that focus on the continent in general or several countries] – By Region: United States & Canada; Europe; and Asia.

UNITED STATES & CANADA

Act 4 Accountability

Africa Business Association – George Washington University School of Business

Africa Business Club – Harvard Business School

Africa Dignity

Africa Growth Initiative – Brookings Institution

Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa

African Advocacy Network

African Ancestry

African Business Chamber of Commerce

African Business Club – Columbia University Business School

African Chamber of Commerce (Dallas/Fort Worth)

African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest

African Community Economic Development of New England

African Cultural Exchange – Fordham University

African Development Center of Minnesota

African Diaspora Association of Canada

African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes

African Diaspora Awards

African Diaspora Club – Towson University

African Diaspora for Change

African Diaspora Foundation

African Diaspora Market Place – USAID/Western Union

African Diaspora Net

African Diaspora Network

African Diaspora Program – World Bank

African Great Lakes Action Network

African Immigrant

African Immigrant Caucus

African Immigrant Diaspora Alliance / Echoing Green

African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation

African Independent Film Festival

African Leadership and Progress Network

African Mathematical Union / Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

African Professionals Network (AfriPRO)

African Studies Association

African Union – African Diaspora Health Initiative (AU-ADHI)

African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association 

Africans in the Diaspora (AiD)

Africare

Afrikanspot.com

AfroLehar

Alliance for Democracy in Africa

Applause Africa

Association for the Advancement of Africa

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) – New York University

Black Diaspora

Chicago Africa Business Group – University of Chicago Booth Business School

Constituency for Africa

Continental Africa Chamber of Commerce, USA

Council of Young African Leaders

Diaspora African Forum (African Union)

Diaspora African Women’s Network

Diaspora Connection

Dine Diaspora

DMV African Entrepreneurs

Foundation for Democracy in Africa

Foundation for the African Diaspora

Free Africa Foundation

Global Diaspora Summit

Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) – Mobilizing Diaspora Resources

Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

Howard University African Business Conference

Impact Africa

Institute of Education and Women in Africa and the Diaspora (IEWAD)

International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA)

International Society of African Scientists

Landmark Development Initiative (LDI) Africa

MICAH-elle Foundation

Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) – International Organization for Migration

Migration Information Source

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Sloan Africa Business Club

Palm Solutions

PanAfricain.com

Reconnect Africa

SEADiaspora

Stanford Africa Forum

Stanford African Students Association (SASA)

Stern in Africa – New York University (NYU) Stern Business School

Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce

Transafrica Forum

Union of African Communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania

United African Organization (Illinois)

US Africa Chamber of Commerce

US Doctors for Africa

USA-Africa Chamber of Commerce

USAfricaonline.com

VC4Africa

Volta Association

Wall Street Fund for African Development

Wharton African Students Association / Wharton Africa Business Forum – University of Pennsylvania 

World African Diaspora Union

Young African Professionals Network – Washington, DC (YAP)

Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa

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Directory of African student organizations, mainly in North America. [From Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources (Stanford University): http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/stuorg.html]

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EUROPE

Africa-Europe Platform Partner Organization

Africa-UK

Africa Recruit (UK)

Africa Positive (Germany)

African Axis (AFAX) (Belgium)

African Civil Society Finland

African Diaspora Awards

African Diaspora Policy Centre (Netherlands)

African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe (ADYNE)

African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) (UK)

African Studies Association of the UK

Afro-Europe International Blog 

Black FM.com  (Netherlands)

Business Council for Africa (West & Southern) – Diaspora Initiative (UK)

CFAH – The Collective African Women From Hainaut (Belgium)

Diaspora for African Development (DfAD)

L’ASBL SENYAAKAAR – Association de Développement et pour les Droits de l’Homme

Nord Ouest (NorthWest) Africa (NOA) (France)

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ASIA

African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)

African Voice (Malaysia)

Afro-Shanghai: The African Community in Shanghai and China

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B. By Specific Country Focus [Organizations/initiatives that focus on specific countries, in alphabetical order by country]

Algeria

Algeria British Business Council

Algeria.com

Algerian American Association of Greater Washington

Algerian-American Association of Northern California

Algerian American Scientists Association

Algerian British Association

Algerian Cultural Festival – London

Algerian International Diaspora Association

Algerian Society in Scotland

AlgerieNetwork

Bahdja.com

National Algerian Centre (UK)

UK Algerian Business Council

 

Angola

Angolan Communities Conference, U.S.A.

Angolan Community in London (UK)

Angolan Women for Leadership Association in UK

Angolan Women’s Association (UMARU) (UK)

Kudissanga – Angolan Community Association

International Capoeira Angola Foundation – Chicago

 

Benin

Benin Diaspora USA

Benin-Diaspora

BeninInfoplus.com

Diaspora Benin USA

Operation Sunshine in Benin

 

Burkina Faso

Diaspora Burkina Espana

Diaspora Burkina Faso

 

Burundi

Burundi Diaspora

Burundian Community of Canada

Diaspora Burundaise

 

Cameroon

Cameroon American Council

Cameroon Diaspora Coalition (Europe)

Cameroon Diaspora Network Germany

Cameroon Forum (UK)

Cameroon Forum Foundation (UK)

Cameroon-info.net (Europe)

Cameroon Nurses Association UK

Cameroon Professional Society

Cameroonian Community in Pittsburgh

Cameroonian Nurses Association – USA

Cameroonian Students Association in USA: CAMSA – USA

 

Cape Verde

Cape Verde Online

Cape Verde Children’s Coalition

Cape Verdean American Business Organization

Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford

Cape Verdeans of Southern California

FASCP – Social Aid Fund Association of Cape Verdeans in Portugal 

Rhode Island Cape Verdean Association

Rhode Island Cape Verdean Heritage

 

Chad

Chadian Diaspora in the USA

Chadian Diaspora USA

 

Congo (Democratic Republic) (formerly Zaire)

African Great Lakes Action Network (AGLAN)

Bana Congo

Community of Congolese Refugees in Great Britain (CORECOG)

Congolese Community of North Carolina – Raleigh

Care4Congo (Australia)

Common Cause UK – Congolese Women in the UK

Congo Boston

Congo Leadership Initiative

CongoDiaspora.net

Congo Vision : Nouvelles visions pour le Congo et l’Afrique

Congolese Action Youth UK

Congolese American Council for Peace and Development

Congolese American Diaspora in New England

Congolese Studies Association/Association des études congolaises

Diaspora Congo

Diaspora Congolaise (RDC) en Allemagne

Friends of the Congo

 

Congo (Republic) (Congo-Brazzaville)

Diaspora Congo Brazzaville

 

Djibouti

Djiboutidiaspora.com

Djibouti Diaspora Network of Canada

 

Egypt

Alliance for the Egyptian American

Association of Egyptian-American Scholars

American Egyptian Strategic Alliance

Egyptian American Community Foundation

Egyptian American Cultural Association

Egyptian Diaspora

Egyptian American Society of Minnesota

American Coptic

US Copts Association

American Coptic Union

Coptic Assembly of America

Society of Egyptian Americans

 

Equatorial Guinea

EG Justice

 

Eritrea

Asmarino Independent

Assenna.com

Eritrea Diaspora Integration Support Network (UK)

Meadna (Eritrea) (UK)

Winta-ERA e.V. – Eritrean Resources Association (Germany)

 

Ethiopia

Association for Higher Education and Development (AHEAD) (Ethiopia) (Canada)

Ethiopia Investor

Ethiopian American / Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum

Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago

Ethiopian Diaspora (Ethiopia)

Ethiopian Diaspora Business Network

Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA)

Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA)

Ethiopian Students and Alumni Association in Germany

Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews (Israel)

Society of Ethiopians Established in Diaspora (SEED)

Wegene Ethiopian Foundation

 

Gabon

Gabon-Diaspora.net

Gabonlibre.com

 

Gambia

Alliance for Democracy in Africa (Gambia)

Alliance Of Gambian Associations In The Americas, Inc

Atlanta Gambian Emergency Relief Association (AGERA)

Brikama Society Seattle (Gambia)

Friends of Basse, Inc. (Gambia) (Germany)

Gambian American Association of Metro Washington DC

Gambian Association Ireland (Ireland)

Gambian Association of Michigan

Gambia Christian Organization of Atlanta

Gambian Society in New York

Gambia United Society (UK)

Gambian Texas Association

Gambians In Finland Association

Kombo Sillah Association (Gambia)

Niumikafo – Swedish-Gambian Niumi Cultural Association (Sweden)

Seattle Gambia Association

Senegambian Community in Pittsburgh 

 UK Gambians

 

Ghana

Accra Based Association (Italy)

Akwaaba Innovation Ghana (Denmark)

Amaniapong Kroye Kuo (Germany)

Asante Union Munich e.V. (Germany)

Association of Concerned Ghanaians in Europe (ACGIE)

Association of Ghanaian Lawyers of America

Classic Friends of Ghana, NJ, USA

Council of Ghanaian Nationals Associations in Italy (COGNAI)

Council of Ghanaians in Northern California

Council Of Ghanaians In The Netherlands (CoGhaN)

Ghana Association of Madison

Ghana Association of Sacramento

Ghana Bergamasca Association

Ghana Council NRW e. V. (Germany)

Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation of North America

Ghana Union Duesseldorf

Ghana Union Mannheim-Ludwigshafen e.V.

Ghana Union Stockholm (Sweden)

Ghana Veterans Association

Ghana Welfare Association (UK)

Ghanaian Association in Cuneo and its Province

Ghanaian Association of Baltimore

Ghanaian Association of Greater Seattle

Ghanaian Association of Pittsburgh

Ghanaian Engineers & Architects Association of America

Ghanaian Union of Manitoba Inc. (Canada)

Ghanaian Women Association (Italy)

Ghana Women Association Berlin e.V. (GWAB) (Germany)

Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia (G-WAG)

GHARWEG (Ghana) (UK)

Kwahuman Europe Foundation (Ghana) (Switzerland)

Me FiRi Ghana (UK)

Mental Health Educators in the Diaspora (MHED)

National Ghana Parade Council

Okuapemman Association of USA and Canada (OKUSACA)

Okyeman Foundation (Ghana) (Netherlands)

Sankofa Association (France)

Sankofa Foundation (Netherlands)

Tye & Dye Ghanaian Women Association

Unita Fondazione Ghana International (Italy)

 

Guinea

Alliance Guinea

Hope of Guinea

 

Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau Diaspora in the USA

 

Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire)

Connectionivoirienne.net

Diaspora | Ivoirebusiness.net

Ivory Coast – Diaspora | Site Ivorian | IvoireDiaspo

 

Kenya

American Friends of Kenya

Association of Kenyan Professionals in Atlanta

Association of Kenyans in Utah

Delaware Kenya Association

Gotabgaa

Kasarani.com

Kenya American Association

Kenya Community in Colorado

Kenya Diaspora Movement

Kenya Exiles Rugby

Kenya International Community

Kenya London News (UK)

Kenya Scholars and Studies Association

Kenya Welfare Association

Kenyan American Professional’s Association

Kenyan Americans Community Organization

Kenyan Club – Andrew University

Kenyan Community Abroad

Myles of Great Hopes

Ngatha International

Nuru Center

SpotBeam

 

Lesotho

Lesotho Diaspora Alliance

 

Liberia

Association of Citizens and Friends of Liberia (ACFLi)

Face Africa

Liberian Association of Greater Pittsburgh

Liberian Mandingo Association of New York

Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas

 

Madagascar

Diaspora-Dynamique.com (France)

 

Malawi

Malawian Initiative for National Development (UK)

 

Mali

Association des Maliens de Washington DC

DiasporAction (France)

Mali Diaspora Voice

Maliwatch

 

Mauritania

ForumDiaspora · Forum de la Diaspora Mauritanienne

 

Morocco

Moroccan Association of Researchers and Scholars

 

Namibia

Friends of Namibia Society (UK)

Namibian Students Association in China

Namibian Students Association in Ukraine

 

Niger

Association Alsace Niger

Association Suisse-Niger

Niger Diaspora

 

Nigeria

Alliance of Nigerian Organizations in Georgia (USA) 

Asaba National Association

Association of Nigerian Physicians Abroad

Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas

Association of Nigerian Scholars for Dialogue

Association Of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors, Inc.

Association of Nigerians in Belgium

Association of Nigerians in the Capital District of the State of New York

Development Impact for Nigeria (UK)

Edo Nation Online 

Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria

Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (MANSAG)

NaijaDC

National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations in the U.S.A

Nigerian Association of South Florida

Nigerian Community in Pittsburgh

Nigerian Lawyers Association

Nigerian Students Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nigerian-Canadian Professionals Network

Nigerians in America

Nigerians in the Diaspora Organization (NIDO)

Stanford Nigerian Students Association (Naija)

United Nigeria Association of Tulsa

Uromi Community Association in New York

 

Rwanda

Diaspora General Directorate (Government of Rwanda)

Diaspora Rwanda Montreal

Rwanda-American Chamber of Commerce

Rwanda Convention Association

Rwanda Diaspora Global Network

Rwanda Gateway

Rwandaises.com

Rwandans in UK

Rwandische Diaspora in Deutschland e.V. (Germany)

 

Senegal

Konfidence Foundation (Aliaune “Akon” Thiam)

Senegalese Association of Michigan

Senegalese Community for Aid and Self Development (SENCAD)

Senegambian Community in Pittsburgh 

 

Sierra Leone

Sierra Visions (Sierra Leone)

Sierra Leonean Community in Greater Pittsburgh

  

Somalia

**List/Web Links – Somali Community-based Organizations in the U.S.

Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota

Somali American Community Association

Somali Bantu Association of America

Somali Bantu Community Association of Vermont

Somali-Bantu Community Association of Onondaga County

Somali Canadian Diaspora Alliance

Somali Community Association of Ohio

Somali Community Center of Colorado

Somali Diaspora Initiative (Germany)

Somali Diaspora News

Somali Diaspora Organisation (Denmark)

Somali Diaspora UK

Somali Family Care Network

 

South Africa

RSA Overseas (South Africa)

 

South Sudan

Lou Nuer Community (South Sudan)

 

Sudan

Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning Program

Sudanese Christian Fellowship in Finland

Sudanese League in South Korea

Sudanese Online Research Association (Australia)

 

Swaziland

SwaziDiaspora – Swaziland Diaspora Platform

Swaziland Democracy Campaign

Swaziland Solidarity Network

Swaziland Solidarity Network Canada

 

Tanzania

Association of Tanzanian Natives in Dallas

Association of Tanzanian Women in Diaspora

Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America

Tanzania Diaspora

Tanzania Diaspora Fund

Tanzania Diaspora Students’ Forum

Tanzania Professionals Network

Tanzanian Diaspora of Canada  

 

Togo

Diaspora Togolaise Pour la Democratie

iciLome – Le Projet Profil de la Diaspora Togolaise

Togolese Diaspora for Democracy and Development (Diastode)

 

Tunisia

Tunisian American Young Professionals

Tunisian Community Center 

 

Uganda

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Radio Uganda Boston

Uganda Canadian Association of Saskatchewan

Uganda Cultural Association of British Columbia

Ugandan Diaspora

Ugandan Diaspora News Online

Ugandan North American Association

Ugandan UK Convention / Ugandan UK Diaspora Trade and Investment Expo

Ugandans-At-Heart

 

Zambia

Association of Zambians in California

Association of Zambians in Pittsburgh

Diaspora for African Development (DfAD) [formerly Zambia Diaspora Development Network]

Zambia Diaspora Business Group

Zambia Diaspora Connect

 

Zanzibar

Zanzibar Diaspora

Zanzibar Diaspora Association

Zanzibar Diaspora Scandinavia

 

Zimbabwe

Change Zimbabwe

Motherland Zimbabwe

Zim Diaspora

Zimbabwe Association (UK)

Zimbabwe Diaspora Development Interface

Zimbabwe Diaspora Education Support Initiative

Zimbabwe Diaspora Focus Group – Britain Zimbabwe Society

Zimbabwe Diaspora Network-North America ZDNNA Group

Zimbabwean Community in Pittsburgh

Zimbabwean Human Capital

Zimbabweans in the Diaspora

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