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Our founder's expertise in diaspora engagement and leadership has helped shape the trajectory of diaspora professionals at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

Here are some first-hand testimonials and reasons you should sign up for The Diaspora Academy and start your own diaspora journey with us today!

“Working with Semhar was exceptional. She delivered a professional end product that was incredibly useful for us, the donor and the larger Nigerian diaspora community. They have an incredible understanding and background on effective methodologies and guide you through the process. It was a pleasure working with her.”

International Organization of Migration

“We were impressed with Semhar’s knowledge, flexibility and commitment. They provided outreach and advocacy strategies for African women’s rights as a lead up to the US-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C. and helped us create products for our supporters and target new audiences, including young people and the African diaspora. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Semhar and would work with her again.”

FEMNET, Nairobi, Kenya

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 W.

"The course not only helped me reassess my professional goals and how to improve operations within the Diaspora organization I work with, but also helped me reflect upon my identity as a Ghanaian-American and how I can leverage my experiences and talents to support Ghanaians in the US and on the continent."

Araba S.

"The diaspora course provided me with unprecedented access to great insight into the leg work that is necessary before starting an organization."

Tebo M.