Nunu Kidane

Nunu Kidane is the Executive Director of Priority Africa Network, (PAN) an Oakland-based Africa advocacy organization.


She has worked on issues of global policy and social developments in Africa including race, migration and diasporic engagement. In 2012, Nunu was recognized by President Obama as a “Champion of Change” for her work with mobilizing African diasporic communities.  She is founding member of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and serves as a global Ambassador with Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity. She is a graduate of the University of California in Berkeley and makes her home between Berkeley and Addis Ababa Ethiopia.



Nunu Kidane es la directora ejecutiva de la Priority Africa Network (PAN), una organización de apoyo a África con sede en Oakland. Ha trabajado en asuntos de políticas globales y acontecimientos sociales en África incluyendo raza, migración y conexiones diaspóricas. En el 2012, Nunu fue reconocida por el presidente Obama como una “campeona de la justicia” por su trabajo movilizando comunidades de la diáspora africana. Es miembro y fundadora de la Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) y funge como embajadora global para el movimiento Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity. Es egresada de la University of California, Berkeley, y su hogar está tanto en Berkeley como en Adís Abeba, Etiopía.

Nunu Kidane


Across Our Homes: Bridging Within and Across Diaspora Communities
Diasporas – or communities of people living outside of their original homeland – are no monolith. The pathway to a new home may be paved with the push of forced displacement or with the promise of better economic conditions. And, of course, all migration must be placed in the context of the structural forces of empire, colonization, capitalism, and the escalating climate crisis. Across these different origin stories, diaspora communities, organizations, and movements are increasingly influential in both their new homes and countries of origin.