African Diaspora
and Its Influence

Society for Africans in Diaspora is a non-profit American organization. Through various activities and our educational program, we are dedicated to to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Africa and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of business, culture, arts, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future. We also foster Africa-America friendship and cross-cultural exchange through select tours in Africa and the US, lectures, conferences, awards and other events on both side of the Atlantic.

Society for Africans in Diaspora has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about Africa among Americans and strengthen relations between Africa and the United States. At a time when the eyes of the world are on Africa, Society for Africans in Diaspora is indispensable.

For the Diaspora to make a difference in Africa’s development, individuals and society must decide to become informed themselves about of the overall issues facing the continent and engage in promoting deeper U.S.-African ties through advocacy for reform on the continent and civic leadership and responsibility in our own communities.

Those of us who care deeply about the advancement of Africa and African citizens, must endeavor to ensure the success of political and economic reform, to and work to bring peace to war-torn regions. We must join the fight against poverty and the other infectious diseases that are decimating Africa’s most precious resource: her people.

Much of African brainpower is residing outside the continent. At SAiD, we believe that the intellectuals, the doctors, lawyers and businesspeople have a special responsibility to work constructively with Africa’s governments and its people so that, in a knowledge-based world economy, Africa is not left behind.