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

Webcast

Is STEM Education the Key to Africa’s Future?

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Aug 27, 2015
Is STEM education the key to a bright future for Africa? Southern Voices African Research Scholar and African Technology Policy Study Network Research Officer, Ayodotun Bobadoye, provides insights on the possibilities and the challenges facing a host of African nations. more

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit One Year On: Progress, Challenges, and the Way Forward for Economic Relations

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September 10, 2015 // 1:45pm3:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program and Brown Capital Management on 10 September 2015 for the launch of the Brown Capital Africa Forum featuring a high-level panel discussion on The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit One Year On: Progress, Challenges, and the Way Forward for Economic Relations. more

Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa Participated in Second Annual African Leadership Forum

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Aug 20, 2015
Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa recently participated in the second annual African Leadership Forum hosted by President Mkapa, former President of Tanzania, and coordinated by the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute). more

Launch of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum- September 10, 2015

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Aug 20, 2015
To be launched in September 2015, the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum offers a series of forward-leaning programming and research that addresses key economic, business, and development issues in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations. more
Webcast

African Security Issues: An Update on Current Challenges and Future Threats

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Aug 14, 2015
James Schear, a Global Fellow with the Wilson Center's Africa Program and Environmental Change and Security Program, is a former Assistant Deputy Secretary of Defense with an expertise in the many security challenges facing the African continent. From Boko Haram to ongoing conflict in South Sudan, there is no shortage of issues. We spoke to Schear about a host of topics and also about the potential represented by the Security Governance Initiative agreed to by the U.S. and six African nations. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW. more

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