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 Africa Up Close blog, 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.
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The Brown Capital Management Africa Forum
Launched in September 2015, the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum provides a premier platform for substantive and solution-oriented dialogue on key trade, investment, and development issues in Africa, and in U.S.-Africa relations. The Brown Capital Management Africa Forum has been generously funded by Brown Capital Management, LLC (Baltimore, MD).
The Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding
Centering African knowledge and agency is key to building and sustaining peace in Africa. The Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP) is a network of 22 African policy, research, and academic organizations that works with the Wilson Center’s Africa Program to attain the most appropriate, cohesive, and inclusive policy frameworks and approaches for achieving sustainable peace in Africa.
Stafford Capacity Building Internship Program
The goal of the internship is to develop and build the professional capacities of the next generation of Africanists and international public policy analysts. The program accomplishes this by bringing in a diverse pool of interns from colleges and universities across the United States to support the mission and work of the Africa Program, while exposing them to careers in international public policy and research, boosting their practical experience and professional skills, and providing them with mentorship opportunities. This project has been generously funded by Mr. Earl W. Stafford and the Wentworth Group since its establishment in 2019.
Sudans Working Group
Through high-level working groups, the Africa Program provides a platform for in-depth, candid discussions and offers real-time options and actionable ideas for addressing pressing issues confronting Africa and U.S.-Africa relations.
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