Diaspora Leadership Training


On October 16th, as part of Global Diaspora Week 2014, the Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN) in cooperation with the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) invited diaspora leaders and community members to participate in a 2-hour leadership training session with DAWN’s Executive Director, Semhar Araia, on the basic tenets of organizational leadership, public service and finding mission-driven work. Participants were introduced to these foundational principles to help them identify and develop an effective diaspora agenda for constituency building, civic engagement, and sustainable development.

This dynamic session achieved a high level of engagement from the audience. Diaspora women and men from a range of occupations, ages, and heritages talked about their approaches for what they understand as leadership, and expressed their concerns and observations about the topic from their own contexts. The workshop was followed by a brief networking reception. You can see more photos about this event in IdEA’s Global Diaspora Week photo album. For more information about DAWN, visit dawners.org.

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DAWN’s Executive Director Semhar Araia shared valuable holistic tools and reflections for African women and women in general about how to become real leaders and contribute to development.

The mission of the Diaspora African Women’s Network is to develop and support the next generation of African diaspora women leaders focused on African affairs.

The mission of the Diaspora African Women’s Network is to develop and support the next generation of African diaspora women leaders focused on African affairs.