Africa Program

Photo courtesy of Glenna Gordon http://www.glennagordon.com/ based in Monrovia, Liberia

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.

Recent Highlights


Reflections on the U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit

Richard Downie

Summit-related media clips

New York Times (article)
Jennifer Cooke

Washington Post (article)
Jennifer Cooke

Associated Press (article)
Jennifer Cooke

Bloomberg (article)
Jennifer Cooke

Foreign Policy (article)
Richard Downie

Voice of America (video)
Richard Downie

Deutsche Welle (article)
Richard Downie
 

Africa in the Wider WorldAfrica in the Wider World

In this collection of essays, regional and functional experts from
CSIS consider Africa’s current place in the world including trade
and investment, peace and security, and democracy and good
governance

 
 

Africa at a Crossroads

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.


  
Current Projects and Focus Areas

 

  • photo courtesy of wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Occupy_Nigeria_rally_in_Ojota_Temi.jpg

    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.

  • photo courtesy of Kipp Johns http://www.flickr.com/photos/74446879@N00/83913948/in/photolist-8q5Gd

    Supported by Luce Foundation, this project examines the ways in which the religious and political spheres intersect in African contexts.

  • photo courtesy of wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SASOL_Gas_Pipeline_-_Temane_-_Mozambique.jpg

    The CSIS Africa Program is undertaking four high-level Africa Energy Forums to examine new energy trends in Africa.

  • photo courtesy of DFID http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/6219651215/in/photostream/

    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.

  • photo courtesy of Ossy - traffic jam Im in - luanda, angola nov. 2008 https://www.flickr.com/photos/1village/3005107423/lightbox/

    Current areas of focus of the CSIS Africa Program

  • Completed projects, past events, and publications from the CSIS Africa Program

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