About Us

Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT] is a Europe wide network of the African Diaspora Development Organisations based in 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland that are engaged in development actions in Africa.

Our aim is to improve and enhance the capacity and impact of the African diaspora organisations that are involved in development activities in Africa.

Created in 2010 by a consortium of five diaspora orgnisations, we cherished a vision of a united, strong and professional African diaspora engaged in sustainable development actions beyond borders and countries.

We serve as a point of reference for those interested in migration, diaspora and development in Africa and we work with:

 Diaspora organisations and individuals

Governments and policymakers

 Development and international agencies

Civil society organisations and academia

Our Mission


The networking of the African diaspora organisations in Europe


The capacities and actions of the African diaspora development organisations


Efficient partnerships in Europe and Africa


Development activities in Africa


Policies and practices of development cooperation

The creation of ADEPT was part of an ongoing process originally inspired by the decisions of African and EU leaders to formally involve African diaspora groups in development processes in Africa, as reflected in the Joint Africa-EU Strategic Partnership [Lisbon, December 2007], the Declaration of the Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development [Tripoli, November 2006] and the Declaration of the Euro-African Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development [Rabat, July 2006].

Today, our network counts: 

General and associate members

African diaspora organisations