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The Southern Voices Network, a consortium of 15 research and policy organizations from across Africa, recently met at the Wilson Center to discuss a range of issues that included peace building and development. Five participants in the conference provide CONTEXT on what’s on the agenda between Africa and the U.S., and also share thoughts on how the United States can more effectively work with various African nations.

Guests
Nicholas Ozor, African Technology Policy Studies Network, Kenya
Gustavo de Carvalho, Institute for Security Studies, South Africa
Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng, Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange, Uganda
Edward Brown, African Center for Economic Transformation, Ghana
Jok Madut Jok, The Sudd Institute, South Sudan

This video was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the speakers.

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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