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Africa Program

The Carnegie Africa Program, based in Washington DC, provides analysis and insights on the economic, political, technological, and transnational issues shaping Africa’s future.

In a post-pandemic world, challenges and opportunities await the African continent. Investment flows will shift as African countries rethink foreign aid, strengthen regional trade, and support home-grown enterprises. At the same time, African leaders need to grapple with global efforts to combat climate change and an ever-changing digital technology landscape.

The Carnegie Africa Program engages policymakers and scholars to shape global discourse and policy in the region and to amplify the voices of African experts on the ground.

Chart of the Month

Every month the Carnegie Africa Program produces an infographic to highlight a key trend impacting African countries. We often invite scholars and policy experts to contribute to the discussion by writing a short piece to complement the Chart of the Month.

  • Katie Auth

    Nonresident Scholar
    Africa Program

    Katie Auth is a nonresident scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Africa Program, where her research focuses on U.S. government policy on Africa and evolving relationships with African partners, particularly related to climate change, energy, and investment.

  • David McNair

    Nonresident Scholar
    Africa Program

    David McNair is a nonresident scholar in the Africa Program and the executive director at ONE.org.

  • Jane Munga

    Fellow
    Africa Program

    Jane Munga is a fellow in the Africa Program focusing on technology policy.

  • Folashadé Soulé

    Nonresident Scholar
    Africa Program

    Folashadé Soulé is a nonresident scholar in the Africa Program and a senior research associate at the Global Economic Governance programme (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford). Her research areas focuses on Africa-China relations, the study of agency in Africa’s international relations and the politics of South-South cooperation.

  • Zainab Usman

    Senior Fellow and Director
    Africa Program

    Zainab Usman is a senior fellow and director of the Africa Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Her fields of expertise include institutions, economic policy, energy policy, and emerging economies in Africa.

  • Gilles Yabi

    Nonresident Scholar

    Gilles Olakounlé Yabi is a nonresident scholar with the Africa Program and is the founder and CEO of WATHI, the West Africa Citizen Think Tank which launched in 2015.

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