Africa Center Topical Outreach Program



The Africa Center’s Community Chapter Topical Outreach Program initiative is a flexible, light-footprint approach to deepen Africa Center relationships with ACSS communities of interest (referred to as “Community Members” by ACSS), expand on efforts to reach non-traditional audiences in Africa, and expand on Africa Center presence on the continent in countries not visited through other ACSS programs. The ACSS Community Outreach and Public Affairs (COPA) directorate will travel to selected African countries to conduct topical programs for ACSS communities of interest. Content of topical programs focuses on U.S. policy and contemporary African security issues.


Past participants of ACSS programs, their invited guests, and invitees from American Embassies in the visited countries.

Concept Paper


David Sims, Interim Director