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​The African Diaspora Connection was founded by Development Practitioner Jessica Kanya-Ngambi in 2020. It is a community group that engages African descents as development agents by connecting diaspora professionals, organizations, causes, and local businesses to resources and support.

We believe that the power of our diaspora collaboration can change the future of  our development.


The goal of this community group is to engage the African diaspora as development agents for the global black community  by collaborating and sharing resources.

Our Mission

About The Founder

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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 community group 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. 

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