US-Africa Diaspora Business Council (US-ADBC)
Advancing US-African Diaspora Business Development and US-Africa Trade
US-ADBC is conceived and developed to provide information, build capacity and developmental infrastructure of the growing US-African diaspora business community.
The growing US Africa diaspora businesses it production, marketing, distribution infrastructure, and its purchasing / investment power can directly contribute to the economic development of small enterprises in Africa, with impact to the US - Africa trade relations.
The US-African diaspora business community could open opportunity for US businesses that have potential and interest to enter the emerging African market. This will encourage US businesses and maximizes investment opportunities.
US-African diaspora is well positioned and highly motivated to provide leadership and grow the US-Africa investment and transfer of knowledge and appropriate US technology to Africa.
Facilitate a dialog between African diaspora businesses and County, Sate and Federal economic development and US-Africa trade/investment related agencies
Foster a dialogue between the African diaspora business community and US Business with potential and interest to enter the merging African market.
Celebrate the growth US-African diaspora business in the US and recognize and profile successful US-African diaspora businesses leaders.
Organizations, Production and Marketing Team
Organizing Team (Development and Promotion)
Sara Mussie – Forum planning
John Manirakiza -Diplomatic Liasion
Mimi Hassanein – Adviser
Heran Getachew - Entrepreneurship Development
Betel Dejene – Intern
Yared Tebabu - Intern
Helina Tebabu - Intern
Creative & Production (Writer, Video & Graphic Designer)
Awot Daniel - Writer/Editor
Nina Oduro - Writer/Editor
Mebrahtu Germai – Creative Coordinator
Younes Rhiwi – Web Development
Beemnet Goitom – Video Editor and Motion Graphics
Advisors, Professional Consultants & Agents
Suresh K. Gupta, MD PA - Adviser
Christopher King, King Connection - Development/Marketing
Christopher Macrae - Youth Programs
Masai McDougail – Legal
Kimberley Jutze - Marketing
Mimi Hassanein - Adviser
Wolanssa Getachew - Accounting
Mesfun Teklemariam - MPLS, MN
Ashenafi Girma (Getenet) - Representative, Ethiopia
Samuel Suraphel - Tech Developmer/E-learning
Deborah Thornton - Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
Terry Seamens - Maryland Launchpad