Introducing The Diaspora Academy

This isn't just a program; it's a movement!
A transformative experience designed for diaspora changemakers who dream of making a positive impact on a global scale.

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As a diaspora leader, you know the immense potential that lies within our global communities. We possess an amazing wealth of knowledge, skills, and resources. But sometimes, we lack the guidance and support we need to turn our ideas into tangible change. That's why I’ve created The Diaspora Academy - to bridge the gap between your passion and your impact.

 

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This isn't just a course; it's a movement! A transformative experience designed for those who dream of making a positive impact on a global scale.

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Is This For Me?

You've had this incredible diaspora initiative brewing in your mind, but transforming it into reality seems daunting. This is for you!

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FREE GIFT 

Unlock the 5 Steps for Powerful Diaspora Crisis Response

Get your in-depth guide of the 5 best ways to respond to humanitarian crises, disasters and emergencies when they hit in your ancestral homeland or anywhere else in the world. 

  • Learn what to do before launching a fundraising or campaign!
  • Discover the best ways to deliver your advocacy asks for humanitarian relief!¬†
  • Define what you want to accomplish and where you want to help?
YES, I WANT TO KNOW

Semhar was one of the first diaspora leaders I met in Washington, DC. Being an entrepreneur, I have relied on her as a trusted and essential advisor. Semhar has opened doors and made connections in line with her commitment to creating sustainable and impactful change within the diaspora. Her new academy builds on this record and I’m sure will continue to amplify and support the needs of diaspora leaders.

- Rahama 

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I'm Mikal Woldu

As a diaspora and migration scholar, with also lived experiences, I found Semhar’s expertise in all things diaspora informative, thought-provoking and insightful.

With decades worth of experience across a wide range of industries, she was able to help me clearly map out all the different trajectories that my diaspora-related academic and community work could lead me to, and how to think strategically about my career as a diaspora professional.

I left our session feeling inspired and energized about my work, with a clearer sense of how to move forward.

Being a part of The Diaspora Academy will definitely help anyone in the diaspora who wants to make a difference! 

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Why I Launched The Diaspora Academy

My Story

Meet Semhar Araia

As the daughter of Eritrean immigrants, Semhar was raised with the spirit of a proud diaspora advocate, community member and servant leader. She learned firsthand about the impact and influence diaspora communities have in shaping global events, from wherever they lived to bring peace and promise around the world. 
 

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The Diaspora Academy is perfect for any individual or organization seeking leadership training, public speaking, and personal and professional advising. Their services focus on diversity and diaspora and uniquely tailor their presentations to the audience.

- Nina

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Stay Connected With Us

Stay informed about upcoming events, exclusive content, and the latest diaspora insights by subscribing to the Diaspora Academy's mailing list. Be part of a network committed to driving positive change.

You're safe with me. I'll never spam you or sell your contact info.