Join us at the 10th Anniversary SAiD Institute’s African Diaspora Awards on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 at the Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
African Diaspora Awards
The 2022 ADA Award honors whose efforts focus on driving the revitalization and economic progress around the world, The Awards will push forward the vision of a new Africa narrative, sharing success stories that strengthen and enrich our global community.
The 2022 Awards theme is “PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY: Shared Journey” which is a symbolic idea that promotes success stories and seeks out the stories that shed light on who we are as a people and how we have excelled in various spheres of life, as well as individuals in society who have contributed to the advancement of Africa in the global communities. Until we share our journey through our stories, conversation and celebration the world will remain in total oblivion of our beautiful heritage and our achievements. Shared Journey is based on cross-fertilization of insight, knowledge and experiences. It speaks about lessons learned from each and every one of us, from our previous mistakes and successes through deeper dialogue and insight.
African Diasporans have great stories to be told: growing communities, an increasingly sophisticated and educated workforce, dynamic sparks of entrepreneurial and cultural creativity. Shared journey campaign vision for Africans in Diaspora is necessary. It’s a roadmap or a long-term plan aimed at proposing a framework including sharing our journey, that transcend borders and address common challenges.
A vision that mobilizes all Africans in Diaspora to become masters of their own destiny and enables them to push further the limits of their capabilities. We believe in the transformative power of our global diaspora communities.
ADA 2022 will showcase the mass influence of Africans throughout the world while providing a home away from home for people of African descent and those interested in African culture. Shared Journey is a one-year campaign that creates spaces and opportunities for African Diasporan communities to meet; promoting a culture of encounter, mutual understanding and shared stories.
What makes the 2018 ADA Annual Gathering different?
Develop Relationship Capital
Distinguished honorees from previous years have included Leymah Gbowee Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Chinedu Echeruo Founder of HopStop.com; Angelique Kidjo Grammy Award Winning Singer & Activist; Lola Ogunnaike TV Personality and entertainment journalist; Jessica Matthews Venture capitalist and CEO/Co-Founder of Uncharted Power; Luvvie Ajayi New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and digital strategist; Georgie Baddiel Model and activist; Gbenga Akinnagbe Actor; Saran Diakitè Kaba Clean water advocate; YaYa DaCosta Actress; Mpule Kwelagobe First African to be crowned Miss Universe, Les Nubians Grammy-nominated French duo; Kemi Adetiba Film director; Atti Worku Education and community advocate; Chid Liberty Entrepreneur; Nicole Amarteifio Film director; and Flaviana Matata Fashion model.
Saturday, December 4th 2021
6:00pm - Opening
Press Call Time / Arrives / Security
6:30PM - Set intentions that energize.
Red Carpet and VIP Reception
7:00pm - VIP Registration Open
House Opens / House Band enter stage
7: 30pm - Show Begins
Host jives with audience, gives opening remarks