For two days during Global Diaspora Week, Vitendo4Africa in partnership with the Global Diaspora Network, co-hosted the Diaspora Economic Development Forum in which individuals and organizations from immigrant communities in St. Louis showcased current programs in their home countries. The speakers shared their success stories and testimonials to encourage people from other communities to launch their own initiatives. Vitendo4Africa also worked with local Chambers of Commerce to publicize this event. Event participants shared African music, food, dance and a fashion show. Every African country was represented. For more information about this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.