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ADNE Agencies

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General Assembly

 

The General Assembly is the plenary body of ADNE. It is composed of all full members. Each fully paid up member has one vote. Members associations / organizations appoint a representative to the General Assembly of ADNE. The General Assembly takes decisions by an absolute majority with the exception some cases determined by the Statutes of ADNE.

 

Administration Board

The Administration Board is the decision making body of ADNE. It is composed of the President, one or more Vice-Presidents and other trustees. Acting as a collegial body, the Administration Board determines strategic guidelines of ADNE’s activities and defines the conditions of implementation - by ADNE bodies- of the policy that is defined by the General Assembly.

Executive Board

The Executive is the management body of the association. It is responsible for the day-to-day management of the association and ensures its smooth functioning. The Executive Office is headed by the President of the association. It implements the decisions adopted by the general meetings and the Administration Board. The members of the Executive Board form the staff of ADNE.

Committee of Experts

The Committee of Experts is the advisory body of ADNE. It is composed of experts in various key areas of interest for the association. The members of the Committee of Experts are chosen from among the full members by the administration Board based on their competences in their respective fields. The Committee members regularly inform the association on developments in their respective fields and make recommendations of relevant publications for the general public. The Committee members coordinate the working groups established by the Administration Board to deal with a matter within their field.

Working groups

The Working Groups reflect the business areas in which the members are active in development cooperation, integration and interculturality. The working groups prepare the deliberations of the Administration Board for any matters related to their field of expertise. The working groups are privileged places for preparing the association’s policy positions, exchanging ideas and sharing experiences and also forum for the involvement of all members in the activities of the association.

 Board of Distinguished Members


The board of Distinguished Members is the supporting body of ADNE. It is composed of Honorary members of the assiciation.

 

 

 

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ADNE Membership

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Categories of membership

 

Who can be part  of ADNE?

Peoples of African descent who live in Europe, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of Africa and economic growth in Europe and who respect the values of African Union, European Union and ADNE.

ADNE full members are the founding members, associate members and benefactor members.

Any association, organization and natural person, member of the African diaspora in Europe that requested to become a member of ADNE and that has significant activities in the areas related to ADNE's missions can become a member of ADNE for an indefinite period. Associate members must respect the values and principles of ADNE as defined by the ADNE Statutes and internal regulations. Associations, organizations or individuals that meet these conditions and whose membership has been approved by the Administration board and General Assembly become full members of ADNE. The application, signed by the legal representative (for associations / organizations) or the individual should be made in the form of a letter addressed to the President of the association. The President forwards the request to the Administration board that examines the admissibility before submitting the request to the General Assembly.

Full members constitute the General Assembly in which each fully paid up member has one vote. Associations / organizations appoint a representative to the General Assembly of the association. A member cannot represent more than two other members by proxy.

Founding members

The founding members are the people who participated physically in the creation of the association by signing these statutes.

Associate Members    

Any association, organization and natural person, member of the African diaspora in Europe that requested to become a member of ADNE and that has significant activities in the areas related to ADNE's missions can become a member of ADNE for an indefinite period. Associate members must respect the values and principles of ADNE as defined by the ADNE Statutes and internal regulations. Associations, organizations or individuals that meet these conditions and whose membership has been approved by the Administration board and General Assembly become full members of ADNE. The application, signed by the legal representative (for associations / organizations) or the individual should be made in the form of a letter addressed to the President of the association. The President forwards the request to the Administration board that examines the admissibility before submitting the request to the General Assembly.

Benefactor members

Benefactor members are individuals, associations or organizations that have agreed to financially support the association by paying a contribution of an amount greater than that owed by other full members or that regularly make donations to the benefit of the association.

Adherent Members

Adherent members are individuals, associations or organizations that adhere to the association by paying contributions for the sole purpose of benefiting from its services and activities without being bound by these statutes. Adherent members do not participate in the General Assembly, and if they are invited, they do not have the voting right and are not eligible to the Administration board.

Honorary members

Honorary members are personalities, both Africans and non-Africans, who provide special services to the association, support and accompany it in its growth. They can pay the contribution, but they are not required to do so. They are not bound by  ADNE statutes and have no voting right.

 

Membership application file

As defined in the article 10 of ADNE Statutes, any application for membership shall be addressed, in writing, to the President of the association.

Any application for membership shall be accompanied by:

For Associations/ entreprises

  • A copy of the legal document that determines the status of the applicant;
  • A signed declaration that states that the applicant is aware of the statutes and internal regulations of the ADNE.

For individuals:

  • a Curriculum Vitae/Biography
  • The new member shall sign a declaration that states that he/she is aware of the statutes and internal regulations of the ADNE;

The examination of the case is made by the Executive board. The Administration board appoints trustees in charge of reviewing the file; if necessary they visit the headquarters of the applicant association / organization or conduct an individual investigation. 

 

Contributions

The General Assembly of December 19th, 2015 fixed the amount of contributions for 5 years at:

50 euros/year (for individuals);

150 euros/year (for associations/ enterprises);

The contributions have to be paid before the 1st of March every year.

Bank details:

African Diaspora Network in Europe (ADNE)

338/2 Avenue d'Auderghem

1040 Brussels

Belgium

IBAN: BE56 0689 0449 2388
BIC: GKCCBEBB

 

 

 

 

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Our Team

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Administration board

Marie Chantal Uwitonze
Marie Chantal Uwitonze
Founder  and President of ADNE, Marie Chantal Uwitonze is a Belgian Citizen from Rwanda and an International Relations Specialist. Ms. Uwitonze is the Director of MACH Consulting; a Brussels based consulting firm specialized in EU-Africa and ACP-EU Relations, Development Cooperation, Project Man
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Henri Désiré N'Zouzi
Henri Désiré N'Zouzi
Vice-President, Henri Désiré N’ZOUZI is a Belgian of Congolese (DRC) origin. A journalist and an economist by training, he worked as a Consultant with Egmont Institute (Royal Institute for International Relations) in Brussels. Mr. N’Zouzi has strong experience in broadcasting, in this regar
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Doreen Walsweer-Sore
Doreen Walsweer-Sore
Senior Adviser (ACP Secretariat and African Union), Doreen Walsweer-Sore is a Belgian from Kenya. She currently works with the ACP Secretariat as an Expert on Political Dialogue and Relations with International and ACP Regional Organisations. Mrs Sore is also a Lecturer at the International School
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Chinedu Madichie
Chinedu Madichie
Senior Adviser (Entrepreneurship and private sector ), Dr. Chinedu Madichie is British national of Nigerian Origin. He is a Pharmaceutical industry  Senior expert and works currently as a Director for global analytical strategy within the corporate analytical sciences department of the UCB Pharma,
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Mamadou Alpha Diallo
Mamadou Alpha Diallo
Senior Adviser (Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment), Mamadou Alpha Diallo is the CEO and Founder of "African Partner for Investment & Development" - Africa Paid Suarl", a private consultancy firm acting in multi-areas of business and international relations and a researcher at the Institute of
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Guggi Laryea
Guggi Laryea
Senior Adviser (African Union and international organizations). Belgian from Ghana, Guggi Laryea is an International Affairs Officer at the World Bank Liaison Office to the European Union. He is lead advisor for WBG relations with civil society groups and foundations in Europe, and is also focal
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Latifa Aït-Baala
Latifa Aït-Baala
Senior Adviser ( North Africa and Relationship with Belgian Authorities) Latifa Aït-Baala is a French citizen from Morocco. A specialist in International law and European affairs, she is currently the President of the Liberal Institute for Training and Culture and President of EuroMed-CDC (EuroMe
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Christian Ofili
Christian Ofili
Senior Adviser (Diaspora remittances),  Christian Ofili is a Belgian of Nigerian origin. Passionate about networking and inter-cultural exchanges, he holds strong expertise in marketing, public relations, economics and finance. He undertakes supports and invests in social development oriented proj
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Board of experts

 

Sangwa Rwabuhihi
Sangwa Rwabuhihi
Expert (Software industries and IT Investment), Sangwa Rwabuhihi is a Rwandan software entrepreneur based in Germany. In 2012, he started Hino Limited, a software company specialized in user interfaces for the African market. Sangwa worked for three years as a software engineer in the German auto
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Christella Musaninyange
Christella Musaninyange
Expert (Public Health), French of Burundian origin, Christella Musaninyange is a medical doctor. Since 2012, she worked and works as an emergency practitioner in different hospitals in the Paris region (CHI Meulan- les Mureaux, CHI Vernon, CHI Poissy-St Germain). After a Doctorate in general Medic
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Alexis Indenge
Alexis Indenge
Senior Expert (Telecommunications & Investment), Alexis Indenge is a Belgian from DRC. He is an Entrepreneur and Expert of Telecommunications sector in Africa He has a Broad management knowledge and practical expertise from over 15 years working in the Telecoms industry in Europe, Africa and Middl
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Christian Sebanyambo
Christian Sebanyambo
Expert ( Architect), Christian Sebanyambo is a Belgian of Rwandan origin. He is an architect and holds degree in Architecture from the institut supérieur d’arts et d’architecture de Saint Luc in Brussels. He worked with different Architectural firms in Belgium and Rwanda such as ASSAR archite
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Kareen Owusu
Kareen Owusu
Communication assistant, Kareen Owusu is a fresh graduate with a Master in political science at the Catholic Universty of Leuven. She is from Ghana and has strong interest in public relations, EU external relations, international trade and development. She speaks Flemish, English and French. Under
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Tessa Bwandinga
Tessa Bwandinga
Mrs. Tessa Bwandinga holds a master's degree from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in International Relations with a focus in diplomacy and conflict resolution. She also graduated in social work at the High School of Namur-Luxembourg-Liège (Henallux).Fond of research, political and social a
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Dr. Samson Y. Hadush
Dr. Samson Y. Hadush
Senior Expert, Energy and Sustainable Development, Dr. Samson Y. Hadush is a post-doctoral researcher in the Energy Centre of Vlerick Business School in Brussels. His research domain covers the policy, regulatory and business dimension of the energy sector. He obtained his PhD in 2014 from the ele
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Khadijat Abdulkadir
Khadijat Abdulkadir
Digital expert,    Khadijat is the Founder of the Digital African Woman.She is a current Master of Business Engineering student at Solvay Brussels school of Economics and Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and an Associate’s degree in Political Science. A cer
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Stella Nyanchama Okemwa
Stella Nyanchama Okemwa
 Expert (Fight against racism and discrimination),  Stella is a Kenyan with a Belgian nationality, residing in Belgium for more than 25 years. She is a fifty year old single parent of four children, the oldest of whom is 30years and the youngest 18 years. She has two master degrees in Education a
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Andrisse, Samuel Gerson
Andrisse, Samuel Gerson
Andrisse is a co-founder of the Association of Mozambicans in Belgium. He is currently the coordinator of the Association of Mozambican Small and Medium Enterprises (APME - Mozambique) in Benelux. He has been a consultant to several companies working with Mozambique such as Mozaico do Indigo, Glob
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Malika Madi
Malika Madi
    Expert (Women and youth Empowerment), Malika Madi is a Belgian novelist of Algerian descent living in La Louvière, Belgium.As a child, she discovered her passion for writing French. She wrote short stories before writing her first novel. When she finished her studies (she graduated in mana
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Ralf Touomi
Ralf Touomi
Journalist of Cameroon nationality living in Paris, Ralf began his journalistic career in the written press in Martinique. He was a journalist-Reporter for the Sports magazine of the Regional Daily France-Antilles Martinique. In addition to his sports missions, by his interest in social issues, he
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Michael Bayowale Adekeye
Michael Bayowale Adekeye
ICT Professional,   Michael, from Nigeria, is an ICT Support Engineer at Quandrant EPP in Belgium; a leading global manufacturer of high performance, high temperature plastic materials in the form of semi finished products and finished parts with locations in 20 countries and more than 2000 emplo
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Joël Ndoli Pierre
Joël Ndoli Pierre
Senior Expert (Communication Strategy), Joël Ndoli Pierre, a Rwandan Diaspora Member, is a dynamic Communications Strategist with over eight years experience divided equally between Europe (Brussels/Paris) and East Africa (Rwanda). He has expertise in developing and sustaining effective and impac
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Young members

Stéphane Ugeux
Stéphane Ugeux
Specialist in Diaspora Remittances, Stéphane is the co-founder of EWALA,Ewala is a prepaid mobile phone recharging service provider that allows you to add prepaid credit to a prepaid mobile phone from 350+ different carriers in 100+ countries.
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Ifeyinwa Elueze
Ifeyinwa Elueze
Digital Communication Specialist, Ifeyinwa is a passionate 26-year-old Nigerian young leader with over 10 years’ experience working cross-board marketing communications, project management, entrepreneurship and volunteering. Ifeyinwa is currently responsible for digital communications at Solvay
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Interns

Allegra Tshibanda
Allegra Tshibanda
Allegra Tshibanda Mbelu is a belgian citizen from Congo (RDC). Allegra graduated with bachelors degree in law from EPHEC. She speaks French, Swahili and has knowledge of Dutch and English. Allegra assists ADNE in event organisation and fundraising.
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Odile Miandabu Nzembele
Odile Miandabu Nzembele
Mrs. Odile Miandabu Nzembele is a Belgian of Congolese origin. She is a current student in International Relations and has a Master in European and International Law from the University Catholic of Louvain. She was involved several years in the European Law Student’s Association where she has gain
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Aïda Haba
Aïda Haba
Aïda Haba is half Ethiopian and Guinean. She has a bachelor in communication. Next year she plans to do a Master in International Relations at ULB. She speaks French, English and Amharic, and has basic knowledge in German. She is particularly passionate about African issues, and would like to direc
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Adel Ramdani
Adel Ramdani
      Adel Ramdani is a Belgian / Algerian student. He holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Throughout his studies, Adel has had the opportunity to carry out a couple of internships in Belgium and abroad. He interned for the African Union
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Rémi Roland
Rémi Roland
        Rémi is a belgian student. He is currently in the second year of a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Passionnate about international relations, Rémi was part of National Model United Nations in New York; the biggest UN simulation in the w
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Gilbert Kalisa
Gilbert Kalisa
      A Rwandan citizen, born in Mali, Gilbert spent most of his life in Africa before coming to Belgium to study. Gilbert is in the second year of a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. In the future, Gilbert hopes to undertake a Master in Internationa
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Christelle Umugwaneza
Christelle Umugwaneza
      Christelle Umugwaneza is a belgian student of rwandan origin. she is currently in the first year of a Master in Political Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Passionnate about international relations, Christelle the chairwoman of  the Club that coordinates the participation o
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Qui sommes-nous?

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 African Diaspora Network in Europe - ADNE est une organisation faîtière de la diaspora africaine en Europe dont l'objectif premier est d'aider les membres (organisations/associations, entreprises, personnes physiques) à parler d’une seule voix auprès des décideurs politiques et ce, sur les questions d’intérêt commun pour l’Europe et l’Afrique. ADNE est devenue l'interlocuteur légitime de l'Union européenne, l'Union africaine, des pays africains, des ambassades africaines, du secrétariat ACP, des agences gouvernementales et des organisations internationales. 

ADNE a été créée pour soutenir les efforts de l'Union africaine et de l'Union européenne pour promouvoir l'utilisation optimale de l'expertise de la diaspora africaine dans le développement économique de l'Afrique et de l'Europe.  Dans son protocole d’amendement de la charte constitutif  de 2003, l’Union africaine reconnait la Diaspora comme étant la 6ème  région du continent  africain. ADNE s’efforce à intégrer la participation de la diaspora dans l'agenda de l'Union africaine et de l'UE, tel que l’agenda  2063 et  le Partenariat Afrique-UE  pour la Migration, la mobilité et l’emploi.

ADNE a initié les rencontres entre la Diaspora et les institutions européennes notamment le Parlement européen. ADNE fut la seule organisation de la diaspora a contribuer avec une declaration des membres au Sommet de La Valette sur la Migration en 2015. ADNE est membre du Policy Forum on Development, plateforme rassemblant des représentants des organisations de la société civile et des autorités locales européennes et celles des pays partenaires ainsi que des représentants des institutions et organes européens. En partenariat avec l'Union africaine et l'Union européenne, ADNE a initié la célébration de la semaine mondiale de la Diaspora au  niveau européen. 

 ADNE promeut l’intégration des membres de la diaspora africaine dans leurs pays d’accueil et leur offre une plateforme de dialogue constructif et de partage de connaissances de façon à les autonomiser et à soutenir leurs efforts pour le développement durable de l'Afrique. En tant que tel, ADNE encourage une plus grande implication des Africains dans la construction de l'avenir de l'Afrique et de l'Europe.

ADNE a pour vocation de promouvoir le dialogue, le leadership et l'action sur les questions d’intégration et d’interculturalité, d’opportunités entrepreneuriales et d'investissement, d’emploi, de migration, de défis environnementaux et d’'autres questions socio-politiques et économiques pertinentes. Il continuera d’être un canal pour l'amélioration de l'accès des Africains à des catalyseurs politiques, économiques, socio-culturels et technologiques du développement.

Au sein de l’ADNE, nous sommes convaincus que, l'Afrique a un brillant avenir. Cet avenir prospère sera propulsé par un partenariat mutuellement bénéfique avec le monde, l'intégration régionale stratégique (qui est un élément vital pour le commerce, les investissements et la croissance économique durable), la paix et la sécurité, la démocratie, des institutions fortes, impartiales et inclusives qui mettent en œuvre des réformes structurelles ambitieuses pour favoriser un accès plus large aux services publics et qui assurent une répartition juste et équitable d’innombrables ressources de l'Afrique. 

L’ADNE est basé à Bruxelles ; siège de la plupart des institutions de l'Union européenne et où sont présents plusieurs autres organisations internationales et représentations diplomatiques. Bruxelles est indubitablement la capitale de l’Europe et la Belgique abrite un grand nombre des membres de la diaspora africaine. A ce titre, la Belgique, l'Union européenne, la mission permanente de l'Union africaine, les ambassades africaines et le secrétariat du Groupe ACP sont des  partenaires stratégiques et des interlocuteurs privilégiés pour l’ADNE. ADNE cherche à construire un partenariat solide avec l'Union africaine et ses États membres, les communautés économiques régionales, l'Union européenne et ses États membres et d'autres organisations qui travaillent dans  le domaine de la coopération économique et le développement.

 

Notre vision

 Nous postulons que le développement de l'Afrique ne peut être soutenu que lorsque les pays africains s'approprient leur destin et que les partenariats soient fondés sur les principes du gagnant-gagnant, du respect mutuel, de la transparence et des idéaux égalitaires. Le développement de l'Afrique sera l'oeuvre des Africains de l'intérieur et de l'extérieur du continent.

 

Notre mission

 

Notre mission est d'encourager et de mobiliser tous les Africains de la diaspora pour la construction d'un avenir meilleur pour le continent africain. ADNE est convaincu que les Africains doivent prendre à bras le corps leur destinée politique et économique.  En tant que tel, nous favorisons des idées novatrices pour élaborer des politiques responsables pour le développement durable de l'Afrique

Notre équipe est composée d'experts résidant en Europe  qui ont plusieurs années d'expérience professionnelle dans de nombreux domaines de l'activité humaine et représentant une grande variété de milieux culturels des différents pays de l'Afrique.

 

  Qui peut faire partie de l’ADNE? 

Les personnes d'origine africaine vivant en Europe, indépendamment de leur citoyenneté et de leur nationalité qui sont prêts à contribuer au développement de l'Afrique et à la croissance économique en Europe et qui respectent les valeurs de l'Union africaine, de l'Union européenne et de l’ADNE.

 

 

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