The African Diaspora Connection was founded by Development Practitioner Jessica Kanya-Ngambi in 2020. It is a community building collaboration platform that engages African and diaspora experts as development agents by supporting global black organizations, causes, businesses, and mentorship.
We believe that the power of our diaspora collaboration can change the future of our development.
The goal of this platform is to engage the diaspora as development agents for the global black community by collaborating and sharing resources.
About The Founder
Jessica Kanya-Ngambi is an Africa Development Practitioner with a decade of experience managing complex, western funded multi-million-dollar programs in over 20 African and MENA countries. She has a Master's degree from the New School's Public Engagement program as well as a Bachelor's degree from the University at Buffalo. Jessica is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Administration and Policy.
Her career has involved providing capacity building support to African development organizations. She created this collaboration platform after observing the critical need for an effective diaspora engagement strategy to improve development outcomes and reduce brain drain.
Jessica is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and is fluent in Lingala, English, and French. She also has a working knowledge of Spanish and Swahili.