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Africa Program Hosts a Model United Nations Delegation from Chemnitz University, Germany

On Monday, March 18, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a group of 15 students from Chemnitz University in Chemnitz, Germany. The students were participating in a Model United Nations competition in New York where they represented the Republic of Senegal and requested a meeting to hear about the Wilson Center and the Africa Program's work.

Africa Program Hosts a Model United Nations Delegation from Chemnitz University, Germany

On Monday, March 18, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a group of 15 students from Chemnitz University in Chemnitz, Germany. The students were participating in a Model United Nations competition in New York where they represented the Republic of Senegal and requested a meeting to hear about the Wilson Center and the Africa Program's work. Ms. Hannah Akuiyibo presented on the mission and activities of the Wilson Center and the Africa Program as well as key trends in Africa and U.S.-Africa relations. Two Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Senegal, Ms. Lindsay Swisher, and Ms. Laurie Ohlstein, joined the meeting and shared their perspectives and knowledge on key challenges and opportunities in Senegal from their grassroots experiences. The students engaged in a thoughtful question-and-answer period about Africa's role in the global arena, Senegal's position in the region and globally, and key issues and opportunities for the country on the security, development, social, economic, and governance fronts. 

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Hannah Akuiyibo

Program Associate, Africa Program
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Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.    Read more