Global Diaspora Week
The Global Diaspora Week (GDW) is a week dedicated to diaspora communities and their contributions to global development. The GDW is intended to create awareness, enable collaboration and enhance learning amongst those working with diaspora communities in different locations around the world.
The celebration of the Global Diaspora week at the European Level was initiated by the African Diaspora Network in Europe in 2015 in Strasbourg at the European Parliament. Every year innovative projects are presented and a whole-week debate between the Diaspora and State Actors and development agents from Europe and Africa is organized to discuss about how to leverage the contribution of the Diaspora to the economic development of home countries and host countries.
Since 2017, the African Diaspora Entrepreneurship Award (ADEAward) is hosted during the Opening Ceremony of the Global Diaspora Week to recognize an exemplary Diaspora Personality or Initiative for their role in providing innovative Solutions for Development.