The U.S.-Africa Policy Forum is being convened by the Constituency for Africa (CFA) and the African Union (AU) Mission to the United States, and hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. This Forum will be the highlight of this year’s Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series.
CFA’s strategy is to take the first three days of the Ronald H. Brown Series to organize a series of roundtables around a range of critical issues, including Democracy & Governance, Agriculture, Healthcare Infrastructure, Trade & Investment, and Next Generation Leadership. After these roundtables, CFA will convene, in cooperation with the AU Mission to the United States, a bipartisan, U.S.-Africa Policy Forum to hear the outcome of the various roundtables, and then to debate and agree on a Diaspora strategy that will include policy recommendations for the U.S. Administration and the African Union. The forum will be moderated by Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs, and former U.S. Representative to the African Union and Permanent Representative of the U.S. to the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Last year’s U.S.-Africa Policy Forum was co-chaired by His Excellency Hage Geingob, the President of Namibia, and Ambassador Andrew Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and was a tremendous success. The Report of Proceedings of the 2016 Ronald H. Brown Series, including CFA’s policy recommendations adopted during the Policy Forum, can be accessed via THIS LINK.
RSVP: By invitation only.