Since its creation, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies has developed solid relationships throughout the security sector in all African countries. These relationships extend into numerous African diplomatic missions in Washington, DC. A regular forum allows U.S. and African diplomatic and policy personnel to meet and discuss topics of interest and build and strengthen networks.
The African Ambassador’s Forum objectives are as follows:
- Provide a regular venue in the Capitol to assemble members of the African diplomatic community andU.S. Government personnel from across agencies to discuss pertinent security issues concerning Africa
- Build and strengthen relationships between the African diplomatic corps and the Africa Center
- Build and strengthen relationships between the African diplomatic corps and U.S. Government agencies
- Increase and facilitate two-way access between the African diplomatic corps and U.S. Government agencies
- Help identify future academic and research priorities for the Africa Center
- Help identify future speakers, panelists, and researchers for Africa Center programs