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Return 2 Congo: one week in Kinshasa

The curated trip will connect individuals of Congolese descent, and those who are interested in Congo, with changemakers, leaders, entrepreneurs and opportunities in the country. Registrations are open, fill out the sign-up form if you're interested and we will get back to you with details on how to reserve your spot.

Spaces are limited and the first deposit from all participants must be received by March 31, 2024. 

This trip will be an exploration of the business and impact opportunities available in Kinshasa, as well as the financial and political capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

The inaugural Return 2 Congo will connect the Diaspora, and interested parties, with Congolese leadersentrepreneurs and change-makers across multiple sectors such as agriculture, supply chain, real estate, finance, hospitality and more. 

The trip will also include opportunities to discover and enjoy the culture, arts, entertainment, and history of the city.


  • Day 1 – Friday, Nov 22: Arrival in Kinshasa
  • Day 2 – Saturday, Nov 23: Fashion | Arts | Culture 
  • Day 3 – Sunday, Nov 24: Rest & Tourism
  • Day 4 – Monday, Nov 25: Banking | Finance | Fintech
  • Day 5 – Tuesday Nov 26: Agribusiness | Food & Beverage
  • Day 6 – Wednesday, Nov 27: Real Estate | Hospitality
  • Day 7 – Thursday, Nov 28: Diaspora Networking
  • Day 8 – Friday Nov 29: Flights back to the U.S., Canada, and Europe

Photo credit: Unsplash/Kaysha

Event Date
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Registration Deadline
Event Type
Congolese Diaspora Impact Strategies (CDIS)
Congolese Diaspora Impact Strategies (CDIS)

DEMAC is a global initiative aiming at enhancing mutual knowledge and coordination, communication and coherence between diaspora humanitarian actors and the institutional humanitarian system.

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