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Support our vision in achieving a greater impact on the African continent


“AAI helps to empower our people and give them opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills, technology and equipment to make them better citizens.”

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and anti-apartheid leader

The Africa-America Institute (AAI) is tirelessly committed to advancing three guiding themes within our mission. Specifically, we aim to:

  • Increase the capacity of African nationals
  • Increase the capacity of African organizations and institutions
  • Serve as a leading Pan-African and transatlantic convening organization that facilitates dialogue and solutions to Africa’s economic, social and educational challenges

With the rapid rate of economic growth throughout Africa, AAI is re-positioning its programming to help Africans and African organizations capitalize on this influx of investment, while ensuring that workforce development and education gains create an empowered, shared society, rife with employment and opportunity.

Toward that end, AAI has identified four focus areas as priorities:

  • Leadership and Management Training
  • Vocational and Technical Training
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Access and Institutional Improvements in Higher Education within Africa


Today, AAI is more relevant than ever. The jobs and leadership opportunities of the 21st century require that African professionals gain the knowledge, technical know-how and managerial skills necessary to compete and win in a global economy.

Trust  – AAI has built a strong reputation and solid relationships with donors, educational institutions and beneficiaries to effectively deliver advanced education and leadership training programs to prepare African young people for the global marketplace.

Credibility  – AAI has 60 years of experience engaging top African talent and providing academic and professional training in Africa and the U.S.  We proudly count African Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers of Education and Nobel laureates as part of our distinguished network of alumni.

Honest broker  – AAI has a longstanding partnership with some of Africa’s world-class universities. We know how to bring the key strategic partners to the table and ensure the effective delivery of goals and objectives.



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