Media Alert: Launch of the African Diaspora Marketplace / Western Union and USAID invite you to an online press conference to launch the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) II

By Western Union

ABUJA, Nigeria, November 30, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Western Union and USAID are going to held an online press conference on Monday, December 5th, at 13:00GMT (Time Converter), for the launch of the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) II.

African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) II ( is the second phase of a successful initiative, which encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting U.S.-based African Diaspora entrepreneurs. The ADM II offers grants to implement ideas for start-up and established businesses in sub-Saharan Africa in high priority, high-impact sectors, including agribusiness, renewable energy, and information and communication technology (ICT).

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an African-funded foundation that promotes the competitiveness of the African private sector, is joining the ADM II partnership, designed to create entrepreneurial solutions to economic and social challenges.

In 2010, the African Diaspora Marketplace awarded more than a dozen matching grants of $100,000 each to winning business entries in seven countries.


Barbara Span, VP, Public Affairs at Western Union from Washington D.C.

Jeff Jackson, Senior Private Sector Advisor, Africa Bureau at USAID from Washington D.C. .

Dr. Wiebe Boer, CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation from Lagos, Nigeria

WHEN: Monday, December 5th, at 13:00GMT (Time Converter:

Languages: English

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Contact: +41 22 534 96 97 – Email: [email protected]

Distributed by the African Press Organization for Western Union.