Who We Are

Since its inception in 1999, the Africa Center has served as a forum for research, academic programs, and the exchange of ideas with the aim of enhancing citizen security by strengthening the effectiveness and accountability of African institutions.


Security for all Africans championed by effective institutions accountable to their citizens.


To advance African security by expanding understanding, providing a trusted platform for dialogue, building enduring partnerships, and catalyzing strategic solutions.


The Africa Center is an academic institution within the U.S. Department of Defense established and funded by Congress for the study of security issues relating to Africa and serving as a forum for bilateral and multilateral research, communication, training, and exchange of ideas involving military and civilian participants.

Contact the Africa Center

National Defense University
300 5th Avenue, Building 20
Fort Lesley J. McNair
Washington, DC 20319-5066

Phone: +1 202-685-6813
Fax: +1 202-685-3210
Email: [email protected]

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