The newest of the projects undertaken by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, the Africa Project is aimed at bridging the gap between the recognition of the increasing importance of Africa to the United States of America and, indeed, to the world at large, and the lack of truly strategic consideration of this emerging reality.

The mandate of the Africa Project will include:

  • identifying, articulating, and promoting the interests of the United States in Africa, taking into consideration the geopolitical, economic, and social realities of the states and peoples of the continent;
  • creating a “Track II” framework to facilitate dialogue, not only between the United States and pivotal African states and intergovernmental organizations, but also other countries and stakeholders involved on the continent;
  • and contributing through both studies and “good offices” to the resolution of neglected and unresolved conflicts which threaten both U.S. interests and human security in Africa.

Through research and publications as well as conferences, briefings, and interaction with media, the Africa Project will endeavor to enhance America’s engagement with Africa and advance the security and prosperity of both.


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