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Established in 1992, the Africa Program examines the capacity of Africa's regional and sub-regional organizations to prevent and respond to existing and emerging security challenges on the continent. Its primary objective is to deepen knowledge about Africa's crises, draw international attention to them, and contribute to the enhancement of institutional capacities in peace and security. In this regard, the Program works closely with the African Union, regional economic communities, the United Nations, the European Union and other partners and states to explore policy options for capacity building in sustainable peace, stability, and development.

Related Projects:
The Sahel
Local Knowledge for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

Recent Highlights:
And Africa Will Shine Forth: A Statesman’s Memoir
Somalia: Drawing the Right Lesson From “Black Hawk Down”
Landgren: Next 3 Years Could Determine Burundi’s Future

Program Staff

Maureen Quinn
Director of Programs
John L. Hirsch
Senior Adviser>
Youssef Mahmoud
Senior Adviser>
Arthur Boutellis
Non-resident Adviser
Priscilla Nzabanita
Research Assistant