We ARE Thousand Currents!


Dear friends of AiD, 

As you know, Africans in the Diaspora merged with IDEX in January 2017. On behalf of our board, staff, grantee partners, and supporters, we are pleased to share the news that IDEX is now officially Thousand Currents in name and brand!

Thousand Currents’ strategies remain the same and our commitment to our partners in the Global South is as strong as ever.

We invite you to explore our new website, www.thousandcurrents.org, and of course follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to come! Please add Diaspora Currents, our new Facebook account to your list of Facebook Friends.

Thousand Currents embarked on this change to align our brand more closely with our work. While International Development Exchange - IDEX served us well over the last 30 years, we wanted a name that reflected who we are as an organization focused on exchanging grassroots brilliance.

For us, Thousand Currents is a powerful concept from the natural world. “Currents,” like grassroots leaders and locally-led solutions, have force and direction. “Thousand” includes you, our colleagues and friends. It also reflects the potential in the multitude when small, yet formidable pockets of people power come together. We are all part of a moving, interdependent global picture.

Now officially as Thousand Currents, our brand honors the transformational changes that are upon us - led by women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in the Global South!

AiD maintains its own communications channels, but you will see this brand change reflected in our media, too. Check out http://thousandcurrents.org/diaspora/ to see our Diaspora program page and feel free to share any feedback with me.


The AiD team