About the Africa Program

Consistent with its mission to promote dialogue on Africa policy and African issues between the scholarly and policy making communities, the Africa Program hosts public meetings, conferences, and forums featuring heads of states and other leaders from Africa, as well as American, European, and African experts.  The African focus is on current conflict zones, such as Sudan, the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Kenya, and on overarching policy issues such as trade, governance, the development of the state capacity, information and communications technology, development, drug trafficking and regional economic integration.more


 

The Latest from the Africa Program

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Preempting Environmental and Human Security Crises in Africa: Science-Based Planning for Climate Variability Threats

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August 20, 2014 // 10:00am1:00pm
Devastating impacts of climate variability are already being observed in Africa through increased wildfires, shrinking rivers, reduced crop yields, and other forms. These climatic changes are predicted to impact human and state security via increased resource conflict, radicalization, economic crises, and humanitarian disasters. This dialogue aims to more effectively link science-based analysis of climate variability with security planning. more

Apply Now for Internships with the Africa Program at The Wilson Center

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Jul 31, 2014
The Africa Program is seeking qualified applicants for two available Communications/Social Media internship positions in Washington, D.C. Interns will assist program staff in its outreach and communications strategies, social media and web management, and event planning. more
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Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV in Married Adolescents

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July 30, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Across the developing world, some 70 million girls under the age of 18 are married. Join USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, the International Center for Research on Women, CARE, and Pathfinder International as they present findings on their work with married adolescent girls living in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, West Africa, and other low-resource regions. more

Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women's Issues in Africa

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July 24, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Despite an increase in the number of women in decision making positions across the African continent, there still exist numerous concerns on the delivery of women's issues once these leaders enter into office. more

Gender Mainstreaming in African Armed Forces

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June 23, 2014 // 10:00amJune 27, 2014 // 2:00pm
Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa recently discussed gender mainstreaming in African armed forces at a Regional Gender Mainstreaming Seminar hosted by the Namibian Defense Force and co-sponsored by US Africa Command and US Army Africa in Windhoek, Namibia from 23-27 June, 2014. Representatives from Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zambia, and the African Union attended the seminar, which brought regional leaders together to share lessons and impart best practices on the role that leadership can play in enhancing gender mainstreaming in the armed forces. more

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