About the Africa Program

Consistent with its mission to promote dialogue on Africa policy and African issues between the scholarly and policy making communities, the Africa Program hosts public meetings, conferences, and forums featuring heads of states and other leaders from Africa, as well as American, European, and African experts.  The African focus is on current conflict zones, such as Sudan, the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Kenya, and on overarching policy issues such as trade, governance, the development of the state capacity, information and communications technology, development, drug trafficking and regional economic integration.more


 

 

The Latest from the Africa Program

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The Role of IGAD: A Regional Approach to the Crisis in South Sudan

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August 04, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Join the Wilson Center Africa Program on August 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion on the regional implications and issues associated with the South Sudan conflict. more
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President Obama’s Trip to Africa

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Jul 21, 2015
"This is a great trip for the President and for Africa because economic development, trade and investment have been a cornerstone for US-Africa engagement under the Obama Administration," says Monde Muyangwa. more

Burundi's 2015 Elections: Perspectives, Priorities, and Preparations at Three Months Out

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February 27, 2015 // 9:30am11:00am
In three months, the Burundian elections season will begin. Please join us for a discussion organized by the Great Lakes Policy Forum, hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, to take stock of the current pre-electoral context, and priorities over the coming months. more
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Engaging Women for Africa's Future: The Role of Women in Science, Technology, and Innovation

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July 16, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
On July 16, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on engaging more women in science, technology, and innovation (STI) for sustainable development in Africa. Mr. Bobadoye Ayodotun, a visiting scholar from the Southern Voices Network* and a Research Officer at the African Technology Policy Study Network, presented his research on “Gender, Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Africa.” Ms. Jennifer Haskell, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, also spoke, focusing on U.S. initiatives to increase women in STI in Africa. more
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Southern Voices Network: Security and Stability Through Africa-US Relations

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Jun 24, 2015
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. more

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