On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Constituency for Africa (CFA), it is our pleasure to welcome our sponsors and participants to the 2016 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. For more than 25 years, CFA has established itself as one of the leading organizations in the U.S. committed to educating and mobilizing the U.S. public on matters pertaining to Africa and the African Diaspora. CFA’s major annual event is the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. Over the years, this Series has convened hundreds of workshops and forums that have focused on advocacy, analysis of government policy initiatives, knowledge transfer, and the mobilization of public and private sector groups. The Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series is named after the late, Honorable Ronald H. Brown, who was the first African-American to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department.
The theme of this year’s Series is: Setting the US – Africa Agenda for the Next Administration. For the first three days (September 12-14th) we will convene roundtables on a range of critical issues that we expect to be part of the agenda of the next U.S. administration. We will review the work of the Obama Administration, as well as challenges and opportunities going forward. On Thursday, September 15th, CFA will convene a senior-level, bipartisan U.S.-Africa Policy Forum to hear the outcome of the various roundtables, and to debate and agree on specific recommendations that CFA will make to the next U.S. administration.
Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr.
Melvin P. Foote
President & CEO