Inaugural Yale Africa Newsletter

Co-chairs of Yale's new efforts in Africa, Ian Shapiro, Director of the MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies, and Chris Udry, Chair of the Council on African Studies, are pleased to introduce the first issue of the Yale Africa Newsletter, which will be sent on a quarterly basis and provide updates on activities happening both on the continent and on campus. A few goals of the Yale and Africa efforts are to learn about ways we can cultivate new and deepen existing relationships with key partners and increase opportunities for students and scholars in Africa and at Yale. More >>

Meet the New Associate Director for Africa


Rachel Nyaradzo Adams, recently appointed as Associate Director for Africa in Yale's Office for International Affairs, shares her background and journey to Yale from Zimbabwe via the UK and South Africa in a Q&A. Adams discusses her role in supporting faculty and students as Yale continues to expand its efforts across Africa. More >>

Coming Soon: Yale Club of Nigeria


After two years of successful events, the Yale Association of Nigeria is preparing to move forward with the inauguration of a formal Yale Club of Nigeria with locations in Abuja and Lagos. This will be the second Yale Club in Africa, the first located in Ghana.  Nigerian alumni have big plans for increasing their positive impact on their communities and becoming a central part of the university's activities in Africa. More >>

Sankofa54: African Youth Empowerment Conference


The Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD) invites students to their annual conference at Yale on April 4 - 5. Drawing on the theme of "Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century," the conference will feature five discussion panels concerning infrastructure, economic development, telecommunications, governance, and global health as well as a series of breakout sessions regarding regional integration, African art and literature, education and LGBTQ rights. More >>

Yale School of Management Africa Business Practicum

Hosted by the Black Business Alliance at the Yale School of Management, this one-day workshop, which will be held on April 12, will focus on the development of the telecommunications sector in Africa. Using a case-based approach, invited students from leading business schools from the U.S. and abroad will explore the challenges and opportunities of doing business on the continent and discuss potential solutions with industry experts. To learn more about this event, please contact
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