Nunu Kidane lives in the San Francisco/Bay Area. She is originally from Eritrea. She has worked on Africa-related program and policy developments. She has written and spoken extensively on topics of HIV/AIDS, debt cancellation, migrants' rights, resource extraction, human rights and racial justice. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
Nunu Kidane is currently the Director of Priority Africa Network, an Africa-advocacy organization based in the San Francisco/Bay Area. For over two decades, she has worked on issues of global economic and political development and policy analysis, with particular emphasis on Africa. She’s written extensively on land rights and food sovereignty, militarism and resource extraction, migrant rights and racial justice.
In January 2012, Nunu was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her diaspora related activism. She is founding member of the US-Africa Network, the Black Immigration Network, The Pan African Network in Defense of Migrants Rights (PANiDMR). She’s also a member of Network Council of the National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR) and sits on the Global Coalition on Migration (GCM). As key initiator of the “African Diaspora Dialogues” Nunu has been the voice for enhanced transnational dialogue on race, culture and identity, primarily convening African-Americans and African immigrants for sustained dialogues.
Nunu is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where she has also lectured periodically on various topics
Priority Africa Network
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Black Alliance for Just Immigration board as of 2015;
- Thomas Assefa
- Aimee Castenell
- Nunu Kidane
- Leonard McNeil
- Marybeth Onyeukwu
- Janis Rosheuvel, BAJI Board Vice-Chair
- Pastor Kelvin Sauls, BAJI Board Chair
Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition
Global Forum on Migration & Development
Since about 2006, Nunu Kidane has participated in the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration & Development, an inter-governmental international dialogue on migration; as well as the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights.
African Immigrant Community Leaders
Kidane was as a speaker at the Facing Race Conference in Chicago, IL 2007 She is a founding member in the Pan African Network in Defense of Migrant’s Rights in Bamako Mali, established in June 2010. She has participated in regional and World Social Forum processes for the past five years and currently leads and coordinates the D2D Initiative at the Detroit Social Forum in June 2010. Kidane was honored as 2010 Peace Education Award by the California State University in Sacramento. She is a member of the African Studies Association and the National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights.