Supporting climate resilience and a just energy transition in Africa
The African Development Bank Group joined the Atlantic Council to launch the African Economic Outlook 2022 report and to assemble an expert panel that discussed actionable recommendations for the continent leading up to COP27.
The transatlantic partnership in Africa
A conversation on the joint vision for a renewed partnership that EU and AU leaders agreed to at the EU-AU Summit and its relevance in the context of EU-U.S. cooperation in Africa.
The future of institutional investment in African markets
A discussion with US and African institutional investors on the specific opportunities, investment gaps, and financial structures required to ensure investments in Africa are realized.
Ukraine crisis: The African answer
For the 2022 Africa Day, the Atlantic Council is happy to host top voices of the DC think tanks to share their thoughts on the new geopolitical order with a focus on Africa
A conversation with H.E. Situmbeko Musokotwane, Zambia Finance Minister
A discussion on the 2022 IMF and World Bank Group Spring Meetings and the economic situation of the Republic of Zambia and the African continent after the historic election of President Hakainde Hichilema.
A conversation with Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima of the Republic of Malawi
A discussion on H.E. Saulos Klaus Chilima’s vision for Songwe Hill rare earth mine project and global implications, addressing climate change leading up to Cop27, and the digital transformation of Africa.
Financial engineering task force for African creative industries
Structured around African and global companies from the creative sector and development institutions, this task force shapes the most suitable and innovative financial engineering and mechanisms for the funding of creative industries.
Sahel development summit
A summit on the African vision of the Sahel’s future with a focus on development around the five Sahelian ministers of economy and the report “Sahel: Moving Beyond Military Containment”
High level readout on FOCAC 2021: Expert view on the evolution of the Chinese commercial footprint in African markets
Join us for the first readout of the 2021 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and the evolution of Chinese commercial engagement with African nations. This event is timed to coincide with the close of FOCAC in Dakar, Senegal. Participants in the discussion will include US and African policy-makers, global business, civil society and media leaders.
Inclusive climate finance: An African vision for a just transition
The emerging global climate finance architecture must take into account realities about the level of economic development, infrastructure needs, and energy access constraints of African markets in order to facilitate a just transition. To advance this vision, the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council is launching an “Inclusive African Climate Working Group.”
A conversation with Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank
A timely discussion on the 2022 IMF and World Bank Group Spring meeting key learnings and the economic situation of the African continent in a post-COVID-19 context and of the war in Ukraine.
A conversation with Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Gregory Meeks
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Congressman Gregory Meeks discussed renewed US engagement with African countries from a Congressional perspective.
Sports Business Forum
The Sports Business Forum is a major part of the Africa Creative Industries Program led by the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center and co-organized with SEED project in partnership with the Agence Sénégalaise de promotion touristique (ASPT). Our goal is to bring investors to support the emergence of a local sports industry in Africa, providing optimism that African talent will no longer have to seek earnings abroad and keeping more added value within African markets.
This event will be held in Dakar at 15:00h.
Africa Creative Industries Summit
Soft power is the new hard power. While Africa is experiencing an exceptional cultural revolution, there are a myriad of challenges that face the cultural and creative industries on the continent. The Summit features high-level dialogue and critical conversations surrounding the many opportunities, pathways, and challenges of African culture and creative industries.
A conversation with H.E. Vincent Biruta, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Rwanda
Timely discussion on the post-COVID-19 role and vision of the Republic of Rwanda, its domestic and external challenges in the context of the U.S.’ return to multilateral affairs, the African Union’s priorities and the instability in Europe due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Roundtable on investing in digital infrastructure in African markets
The Africa Investment Forum (AIF), in partnership with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, invites you to a private roundtable focused on opportunities investing in digital infrastructure in African markets.
Conversation with Sudan’s Foreign Minister, Mariam al-Mahdi
Sudan’s Foreign Minister Mariam al-Mahdi, who has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of the military government in the three weeks since Sudan’s military suspended government functions, discusses the political crisis engulfing Sudan and how the international community should be responding to defend democracy and put Sudan’s transition back on track.
A conversation with Scott A. Nathan, CEO of the US Development Finance Corporation
A discussion on the 2022 IMF and World Bank Group Spring Meetings and the economic situation of the African continent in a post-COVID-19 context.
African and South Asian perspectives on the Leaders Summit on Climate
A panel discussion on the highlights and key themes of the Leaders Summit on Climate contextualized through the lens of South Asian and African policy.
Namibia: A green hydrogen hub for Africa
Namibian government leaders and regional experts discuss the prospect for Namibia to become a green hydrogen hub on the African continent.
AfricaSourceJul 1, 2022
Renewing transatlantic partnerships with Africa
As the world grapples with pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and the war in Ukraine, there is an urgent need for Africa, Europe, and the United States to work more closely than ever before on their common challenges in order to build a more secure and equitable future for all.
Event RecapMay 6, 2022
Africa Center’s 2022 Spring Meeting Dialogues
With the IMF and World Bank Group Spring Meetings taking place from April 18th to the 22nd, the Africa Center convened the timely “2022 Spring Meeting Dialogues”, highlighting African views during the strategic gatherings around development matters.
Event RecapJul 13, 2021
AIF Senior Director Chinelo Anohu previews the 2021 Africa Investment Forum
By Africa Center
On Tuesday, July 13, the Africa Center convened for a private, off-the-record, discussion with Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) Ms. Chinelo Anohu. The conversation was the first in a series of roundtable events set to take place between AIF and the Africa Center in an effort to promote the upcoming November 2021 Africa Investment Forum.
Event RecapJun 29, 2021
Prof. Séverine Autesserre says that it’s time for the peacekeeping community to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to localized peacebuilding
By Africa Center
On Tuesday, June 29, the Africa Center convened a private event with award-winning author Professor Séverine Autesserre for a discussion on localized peacebuilding and her new book, The Frontlines of Peace.
Event RecapJun 18, 2021
Responding to acute challenges in the Horn of Africa, with Finnish FM Pekka Haavisto
By Africa Center
On Friday, June 18, the Africa Center hosted a private conversation on the situation in the Horn of Africa in advance of the June 21 Ethiopian general elections. The conversation featured Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Pekka Haavisto, who visited the region earlier this year under the mandate of European Union High Representative Josep Borrell.
Event RecapJun 14, 2021
No longer neglected: DAS Cook forecasts more robust engagement with Africa under the Biden administration
By Africa Center
Speaking at an Atlantic Council event as part of the Africa Center’s African Conversations Series hosted by Africa Center Director Amb. Rama Yade, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ms. Akunna Cook promised a turnaround in US-Africa relations under the Biden administration, avoiding the “neglect” shown in recent years and in contrast embracing African nations as partners across critical global challenges.
New AtlanticistMay 25, 2021
Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Africa’s most overlooked crises and opportunities
By Katherine Walla
Thomas-Greenfield spoke about US President Joe Biden’s outlook on Africa with Ambassador Rama Yade, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, at an event celebrating Africa Day and introducing the Africa Center’s new team and mission.
Event RecapMay 25, 2021
Mali coup: White House official calls for ‘unconditional and immediate’ release of president and prime minister
By Africa Center
Speaking at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Day celebration, White House official Dana Banks responded to topical issues in African affairs, including the coup in Mali, calling for “the unconditional and immediate release of the president and the prime minister.”
Event RecapMay 17, 2021
African contributions to the climate finance conversation
By Africa Center
On Monday, May 17, the Africa Center hosted an event on how to foster inclusive, green growth for African countries, featuring an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts. The event also served as the launch of Ms. Emilie Bel’s new Africa Center report, Growing Green: Catalyzing Climate Finance in African Markets.
Event RecapMay 13, 2021
Zimbabwe: Engaging stakeholders on economic growth and lingering challenges
By Africa Center
On Thursday, May 13, the Africa Center hosted a Zimbabwe roundtable, featuring perspectives from government and the private sector on economic growth and lingering challenges. Panelists featured Zimbabwean Minister of Finance and Economic Development H.E. Prof. Mthuli Ncube, alongside representatives from GE, John Deere, and Old Mutual Zimbabwe.