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A transformative experience designed for diaspora changemakers who dream of making a positive impact on a global scale

Welcome to 

The Diaspora Academy with Semhar Araia

Our diaspora leadership courses and workshops will show you the fundamentals to becoming an effective and impactful diaspora changemaker. Register today to gain new skills, re-discover your diaspora dreams and goals, and find new ways to make even more impact!

The Diaspora 101 Course is your comprehensive guide to overcoming common pitfalls and navigating the complexities of diaspora engagement. Through this 6-week online course, you will:

  • Identify, Define, and Design Your Unique Diaspora Initiative: Discover the tools and frameworks to clearly articulate your diaspora initiative's purpose, target audience, and impact goals.
  • Navigate the Landscape of Diaspora Engagement: Gain insights into the diverse diaspora landscape, including its key stakeholders, trends, and challenges.
  • Develop Effective Engagement Strategies: Learn how to tailor your engagement strategies to specific diaspora communities and maximize your impact.
  • Leverage Technology and Social Media for Diaspora Engagement: Harness the power of technology and social media to connect with diaspora communities, amplify your message, and drive change.

TDA’s Diaspora 101 Course provides you with the knowledge and tools to successfully connect with diaspora communities and achieve your organizational goals:

  • Understand Diaspora Engagement Fundamentals: Gain a comprehensive understanding of diaspora engagement principles, including cultural sensitivity, community dynamics, and impact measurement.
  • Identify and Connect with Relevant Diaspora Communities: Develop effective strategies to identify, reach, and engage with diaspora communities that align with your organization's mission and goals.
  • Build Meaningful Partnerships with Diaspora Leaders: Learn how to cultivate authentic partnerships with diaspora leaders, leveraging their expertise and networks to advance your initiatives.
  • Create Culturally Appropriate Engagement Strategies: Develop culturally sensitive engagement strategies that resonate with diverse diaspora communities and foster meaningful connections.
Diaspora 101: From Ideas to Impact

Course Overview

February 1, 2024 - March 15, 2024

  • Module 1:¬†The Diaspora¬†Experience and You
  • Module 2: Defining Your Diaspora Vision
  • Module 3: Crafting Your Mission with Purpose and Impact
  • Module 4: Building The Right Structure For Your Diaspora Goals
  • Module 5: Defining Success The Diaspora Way
Embark on a Seamless Diaspora Learning Odyssey

A Sneak-Peek at the Course Framework

Immerse Yourself in a Well-Structured Experience

We've meticulously designed the course structure to ensure you not only gain knowledge but also actively participate in a transformative journey. Here’s what you can expect:

Course Structure

Duration and Modules

  • Duration: 6 weeks of immersive learning.
  • Modules: Dive into 5 comprehensive modules, each carefully curated for maximum impact.

Lesson Breakdown

  • Each week, you‚Äôll explore 3-4 lessons, offering a deep dive into diverse aspects of diaspora engagement, leadership, entrepreneurship, and impact.

 Live Sessions

  • Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from February 1 to March 15, 2024, for live sessions filled with insights, discussions, and practical guidance.

 Session Format

  • Sessions will last between 60 to 90 minutes, ensuring an engaging and interactive learning experience.
  • Access recorded sessions for a comprehensive review, available to registrants for 60 days.

VIP Privileges

Engage Beyond the Classroom

VIP Exclusive Sessions

  • VIP ticket holders (limited to 5) will enjoy not one but two exclusive 1-on-1 sessions with Semhar.
  • Dive deep into your specific diaspora initiative with personalized guidance at the start of the course and two weeks after.

Community Connection

  • Join the vibrant Diaspora Academy community, a space for collaboration, networking, and shared insights.
  • Stay connected and amplify your learning experience through shared experiences and collective knowledge.