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New AtlanticistSep 20, 2023
What it will take to feed Africa—and the world—in the coming decades
By Katherine Walla
During a discussion at Atlantic Council in New York, officials and food security experts laid out the solutions that can expand Africa's agricultural productivity—and make it more resilient to climate change.
AfricaSourceMar 13, 2023
The US has gotten the day to day right in Africa policy. Time to think bigger.
By Aubrey Hruby
The Biden administration’s commitment to high-level engagement with African leaders is welcome, but its recent US-Africa Leaders summit should have been a launch pad for big, bold ideas.
Aubrey Hruby is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center and co-founder of Insider and Tofino Capital. Hruby is an active investor in African start-ups, has consulted extensively in over thirty African markets, and regularly advises senior policymakers and Fortune 500 companies on doing business in the region. Hruby has led CEO-level delegations to African countries and has coordinated presidential visits to the United States. She consistently works to ensure Africa is kept on the US foreign-policy agenda. She is the former managing director of the Whitaker Group, an Africa-focused advisory firm that has helped facilitate well over two billion dollars in capital flows to the continent.
Hruby teaches at Georgetown University and is the co-author of the award-winning book The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse (Macmillan, 2015). She earned an executive MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and BAs in economics, political science, and international relations from the University of Colorado.