Our Diaspora Expert page highlights and recognizes individuals of the African Diaspora who have demonstrated a commitment to and expertise on Africa, the Diaspora and related issues.


Public Outreach Director for TransAfrica Forum

For more than two decades, Mwiza has worked to further TransAfrica Forum’s outreach in the broader community. Currently as TransAfrica’s Public Outreach Director, Mwiza directs the growth of the library, develops educational programs and events for the organization, identifies research material, oversees publications, and directs volunteers and interns.

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Emira Woods Diaspora ExpertEMIRA WOODS
Co-Director of Foreign Policy at the Institute for Policy Studies

Emira Woods is co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, and an expert on U.S. foreign policy with a special emphasis on Africa and the developing world. She has written on a range of issues from debt, trade and development to U.S. military policy. Emira serves on the Board of Directors of Africa Action, Just Associates, Global Justice and the Financial Policy Forum. She is also on the Network Council of Jubilee USA.

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The Annual AGOA Civil Society Forum was hosted in Washington, DC from June 11-15, 2012.

As a member of the organizing committee, ADC's President got a first hand look at what kind of impact this legislation has made since it was enacted in 2000. Up for renewal in 2015, there has been debate about AGOA's effectiveness in its current form. Read More>>


As ADC ramps up our outreach efforts for our Beyond the Vote Initiative, we want to keep abreast of the latest news on the immigration front.  

elinor tesfamariamClick here to read the following article by Elinor K. Tesfamariam, Esq. to find out more about this new policy enacted June 15, 2012 by the Obama administration.