About AAI

Founded in 1953, The Africa-America Institute (AAI) is a premier U.S.-based international organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity of Africans and promoting the continent’s development through higher education and skills training, convening activities, program implementation and management.

AAI raises funds to develop programs that focus on leadership and management, vocational training and entrepreneurship to help African youth develop leadership skills, become globally competitive and find sustainable employment.

Why is AAI Relevant? We create opportunities for empowerment, education and employment for the next generation of African leaders.

Today, African youth between ages 14-35 make up more than 50% of the continent’s population. By 2030, they will represent 41% of the world’s youth. This is Africa’s greatest challenge in the coming decade.  AAI aims to solve this challenge by unleashing African youth’s tremendous potential to develop their skills and talents as well as earn a living wage through education and skills building.