About Us

Partners in Development (PID) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization located in Alexandria, Virginia. PID seeks to address critical development issues facing Africa such as economic empowerment of women and youth; brain drain resulting from large scale immigration of Africans to the west; and promotion of green business entrepreneurship through programs that facilitate knowledge transfer and mentoring of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.


Mobilization of the African Diaspora for Development
PID has a specific strategy of collaborating with the African Diaspora. We believe that they have critical roles in assisting developing countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They are already making a big impact on the lives of people in their respective countries of origin by sending regular remittances to support family and relatives. The African Diaspora also have the potential to provide valuable expertise and knowledge to nonprofit and governmental organizations in their respective countries.

PID seeks to mobilize the African Diaspora to become development partners short-term capacity building activities targeting primarily the African private sector. PID also seeks to involve the African Diaspora in youth employment schemes involving their financial and technical support using information technology/Internet.

African American Diaspora Partnerships

PID has an additional objective of mobilizing African Americans to become involved in Africa as potential development partners through collaboration with various professional and civic associations. We seek to undertake this by disseminating economic, historical, and cultural information about Africa to strengthen historical ties and encourage opportunities for tourism; and philanthropy.

Supported by the Seven Fund- Enterprise Solutions to Poverty

Social Business in Africa Initiative (SBAI) seeks to launch a pilot program of business incubation and venture funding for African entrepreneurs who are able to propose innovative solutions to the challenges faced by their countries in addressing key areas such as… Read More