The core mission of the CSIS Africa Program is to conduct sustained and timely research and analysis on the major elements of U.S. policy toward Africa, with the aim of substantially shaping discourse in Congress, the executive branch, and among the broader policymaking community. The program also provides a platform to African opinion leaders and seeks to integrate African perspectives into the Washington policy dialogue.
In this collection of essays, regional and functional experts from
CSIS consider the main themes of the summit—and of Africa’s
current place in the world—including trade and investment, peace
and security, and democracy and good governance
This report highlights examples of progress and positive collaboration between corporate and public actors and identifies areas where African governments can do more to make the most of current economic opportunities.
Media clips on Boko Haram
NBC News (article)
PBS NewsHour (video interview)
Jennifer Cooke, Director, Africa Program, CSIS
Current Projects and Focus Areas
Supported by the Ford Foundation, the series will bring Nigerian officials, civil society activists, and opinion leaders to Washington, D.C. to engage with U.S. policymakers and Africa experts on how best to ensure that Nigeria's upcoming elections are peaceful, credible, and free.
Supported by Luce Foundation, this project examines the ways in which the religious and political spheres intersect in African contexts.
The CSIS Africa Program is undertaking four high-level Africa Energy Forums to examine new energy trends in Africa.
The Resilient Africa Network (RAN) is a partnership with Makerere University, Tulane University, and Stanford University focusing on identifying and supporting sources of resilience in various African communities.
Current areas of focus of the CSIS Africa Program
Completed projects, past events, and publications from the CSIS Africa Program
- HighlightsJul 18, 2014
- VideoJul 18, 2014
ReportJul 22, 2014
ReportJul 25, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 14, 2014