The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit One Year On: Progress, Challenges, and the Way Forward for Economic Relations
On September 10, 2015 the Wilson Center launched the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum series. This 5-year series, generously funded by Brown Capital Management, will provide a platform for bringing together business leaders, policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts for forward-leaning, solutions-oriented dialogue aimed at furthering mutually beneficial trade and investment between Africa and the United States, as well as sustainable development in Africa.
From the Blog
On Wednesday, September 23rd, Burkina Faso’s elite presidential guard, the Presidential Security Regiment (RSP), was forced, under intense domestic and international pressure, to return power and abort their short-lived coup. Institutions and leaders of the National Transitional Government resumed power less than a week after the coup began, and started picking up the pieces from this short, violent detour from democracy. What lessons can be drawn from these recent events?
For decades the narrative about Africa has been characterized by bleak descriptions of wars, disease, famine, and dismal records of governance.Is this narrative applicable today?
In Africa today there are more opportunities than ever before for economic transformation and sustainable development.The challenge, now, is how to sustain this impressive growth and spread its benefits. The answer lies in massive investment in science, technology, and innovation (STI).