Pan-African Diaspora Women’s Association. An AU African Diaspora Health Initiative

This Is who we are

All Women of African descent living outside Africa.

This is what we do

To mobilize the African diaspora and encourage them to participate in the development of Africa. How we will achieve this: Mobilization of the African diaspora and creation of a diaspora professional registry.


To create a prosperous and self-sustaining Africa through brain gain.


The PADWA motto is derived from a statement famously made by Kwame Nkrumah: “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.”


Kwame Nkrumah

“You are not African because you were born in Africa, you are African because Africa is born in you.


We are divided into Fifteen (15) comprehensive sectors.
  • Agriculture
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Culture & Entertainment
  • Energy
  • Faith-Based
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Legal, Policy, Ethics & Governance
  • Monetary & Financial Affairs
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Affairs
  • Tourism
  • Trade, Industry and Investment


The Pan-African Women's Association has Seven (7) objectives that are essential to its core mission.
  • 1
  • Objective
  • ONE
  • To create and maintain a diaspora registry.
  • 2
  • Objective
  • TWO
  • To create and maintain an online store.
  • 3
  • Objective
  • To launch and maintain a $10 campaign: Give us $10, your name, and we make magic!
  • 4
  • Objective
  • FOUR
  • Linking African women entrepreneurs in the diaspora with women entrepreneurs on the Continent.
  • 5
  • Objective
  • FIVE
  • To create and maintain strategic partnerships that encourage exchange between Africa and the Diaspora.
  • 6
  • Objective
  • SIX
  • To promote the health and wellbeing of the African diaspora community.
  • 7
  • Objective
  • To minimize the cultural barriers that hinder African diaspora personal development and progress.

PADWA Registration

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