Applause Africa has formally announced its transition from an internationally renowned media platform to an educational institution and network-based non-profit organization, which will now be called Society for Africans in the Diaspora (SAiD). Moving forward, the organization will provide insight, generate ideas, and promote collaboration across the fields of business, culture, arts, education, and policy to address present challenges and create a shared future for the African continent. It will also foster U.S.-Africa friendship and cross-cultural exchange through select tours in Africa and the US as well as lectures, conferences, awards and other events on both sides of the Atlantic.
The African Diaspora Awards is set to take place on December 1, 2018, is SAiD\’s groundbreaking effort to celebrate exemplary individuals who have made a significant difference in the African community in the United States. ADA aims to recognize notable Africans in the Diaspora that have excelled in various spheres of life and honor civic leaders who have contributed to the advancement of Africans both on the continent and abroad.
Under the theme, “African Renaissance: Choose your Tribe,” the 2018 ADA will inspire our fellow diaspora leaders, innovators and influencers to choose who they will surround themselves with, who they will invest in, and who will invest in them.