Almaz Negash is the founder of the African Diaspora Network, whose mission is to harness and engage the intellectual, financial, philanthropic and entrepreneurial capacity of Africans and friends of Africa in support of economic and social development across Africa. Since 2010, the African Diaspora Network (ADN) has energized collaboration among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, philanthropists and African diasporans to uplift its local community towards the benefit of Africa. ADN is dedicated to providing virtual and physical forums to accelerate access to resources that foster partnership, knowledge sharing, and advance investment opportunities. For the last two decades, Almaz has sought to improve the quality of life of communities through local and global partnerships and by advocating policy change and crafting new social programs to provide individuals with needed resources to elevate their status. On this episode you'll learn: What are some of the biggest challenge Africa faces in terms of economic development over the coming years? A lot of emerging markets are trying to engage their Diaspora’s to ignite growth in the developing information age. What has Almaz seen to be the best way to go about this? What areas does Almaz see as the biggest opportunities in African tech?