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, 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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AGOA: Road to Reauthorization
Since its launch, the Wilson Center has followed AGOA’s progress through published numerous articles and held events that examine AGOA’s role in US-Africa relations and Africa’s economy. Many of these sources are provided on this webpage.Learn More
The Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding
The Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding is a network of 22 African policy, research, and academic organizations that works to attain the most appropriate, cohesive, and inclusive policy frameworks and approaches for achieving sustainable peace in Africa.
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 Stafford Capacity Building Internship
The goal of the internship is to develop and build the professional capacities of the next generation of Africanists and international public policy analysts 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.
The Sudans Working Group
The Sudans Working Group (SWG) engages U.S., African, and international policymakers and stakeholders in inclusive and forward-leaning policy dialogue aimed at advancing the prospects for peace, security, and development between and within Sudan and South Sudan.
Africa Up Close
Africa Up Close is the blog of the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. Reaching an international audience, the blog draws on contributions from experts, policymakers, and practitioners to present current, relevant, and digestible analyses of developments on the continent.Learn More
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