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Program participants (photo by Mara Lavitt)
The 2023 cohort of participants in the Leadership Forum for Strategic Impact, a key program of the Yale Africa Initiative, met on campus June 26-27 to advance the cause of women leaders on the continent of Africa. The program aims to both enhance the knowledge and skills ...
Chaste Niwe
In an interview with the Office of International Affairs, Rwandan alumnus Chaste Niwe '19 shares how his Yale education equipped him to participate in efforts to build the next generation of leaders in Rwanda.  Will you share a little about your background...
The Maurice E. Greenberg World Fellows Program has invited 16 international leaders to join their 22nd cohort. Since the program’s start in 2002, it has welcomed over 400 fellows from 96 countries.  Four Africans will be part of the World Fellows class of 2023. They...
A new Yale initiative focused on African security recently hosted a two-day conference, “After Bandung: Africa and China in a New Era,” on April 21-22 in New Haven.  Part of the International Security Studies research hub at the Jackson School of Global ...
On March 30th, the Yale Africa Startup Review selected 30 startups from across the African continent for their #YASR30 2023 List. YASR is a project led by students and alumni of the Yale School of Management who seek to connect investors with African startups. Every year th...
In early March, the Yale Economic Growth Center hosted the 32nd Annual Kuznets Memorial Lecture at Yale with live simulcast online. Hosted annually since 1987, the Simon Kuznets Memorial Lecture features a prominent economist speaking on issues in economic development. This ye...
The Office of International Affairs is excited to release the March 2023 edition of Focus on Africa. Addressing all of the latest news at Yale related to the continent, the newsletter includes an interview with Cajetan Iheka, the new Chair of the Council of African Studies at ...
Cajetan
In January 2023, Cajetan Iheka, Professor of English, was appointed as the new Chair of the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies (CAS). In an interview with the Office of International Affairs, Iheka shared his personal passion and vision for CAS.&nb...
Waweru
Paleoanthropologist Veronica Waweru, senior lecturer in the MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies, has developed a unique community excavation initiative in East Africa. Waweru (pictured above, at left) collaborated with US and Kenyan institutions and locals in...
white house meeting
Yale’s Janette Yarwood, Director for Africa and the Middle East in the Office of International Affairs, participated in a February meeting at the White House to follow up on the 2022 US-Africa Leaders Summit. The White House sought to discuss follow-up to the Summit an...

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