Author Archives : International Diaspora Engagement Alliance


CHULA: Breaking Barriers to Mental Health Through Film

By Rahwa Hassen, Medixaa Health Services The State of Mental Health Care in Africa and the Diaspora According to the World Health Organization, 90% of countries in Africa have less than one psychiatrist per 100,000 people. In Nigeria, there are 0.10 psychiatrists per 100,000 people (2014); in Ethiopia, there are only 0.04 psychiatrists per 100,000 people […]

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Women in Technology: Focus on Africa

The African Diaspora Network, in partnership with the Africa Technology Foundation, Stanford Center for African Studies, and Ingressive, celebrated leading women technologists in Africa during an inspiring evening of networking and leadership spotlights that preceded the landmark Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University. The Pre-GES 2016 Convening was held in Stanford’s Levinthal Hall on June […]


2nd Generation Diaspora Involvement in Development & Humanitarian Response

By Ms. Bashair Ahmed, Executive Director, Shabaka Social Enterprise Over the past year, it has been a busy and wonderful journey for Shabaka. From humble beginnings as a start-up social enterprise, we have evolved and asserted our vision, with big plans and ideas for the future to create a space for diaspora, especially second and […]

Ms. Bashair Ahmed, Executive Director of Shabaka, at the 2016 WHS in Istanbul, Turkey