Western Union and USAID invite you to an online press conference to launch the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) II

Western Union and USAID are going to held an online press conference on Monday, December 5th, at 13:00GMT (Time Converter), for the launch of the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) II.

African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) II is the second phase of a successful initiative, which encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting U.S.-based African Diaspora entrepreneurs. The ADM II offers grants to implement ideas for start-up and established businesses in sub-Saharan Africa in high priority, high-impact sectors, including agribusiness, renewable energy, and information and communication technology (ICT).

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an African-funded foundation that promotes the competitiveness of the African private sector, is joining the ADM II partnership, designed to create entrepreneurial solutions to economic and social challenges.

In 2010, the African Diaspora Marketplace awarded more than a dozen matching grants of $100,000 each to winning business entries in seven countries.


– Barbara Span, VP, Public Affairs at Western Union from Washington D.C.

– Jeff Jackson, Senior Private Sector Advisor, Africa Bureau at USAID from Washington D.C. .

– Dr. Wiebe Boer, CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation from Lagos, Nigeria

WHEN: Monday, December 5th, at 13:00GMT (Time Converter)

Languages: English

How it works: This service is FREE and only requires a computer connected to the internet.

HOW TO JOIN: Simply click on this link to register:

Contact: +41 22 534 96 97 – Email:

About Othman Sheriff 347 Articles
Born and raised in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, Othman Sheriff began practicing journalism during his school days as a youthhood hobby. With a bachelor's degree in mass-media and communication, and a Master’s degree in development and peacebuilding, Sheriff is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Critique Echo Newspaper. While tirelessly using journalism as a tool to place his country’s socioeconomic and political landscape under a magnifying glass, Sheriff is deeply involved in community development projects. Over the years, Sheriff has formulated and implemented billions of Leones worth of development projects with funds from Europe and USA. He is chiefly focused on community infrastructural development and economic resuscitation projects, fostering interethnic, interreligious and sociocultural cohesion among the young population in Kenema district. Sheriff is a member of many international peacebuilding initiatives including the United Religious Initiative (URI), International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Intercultural Leaders Network and Youth Solidary Fund program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC)

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