The AAUC or the African American Unity Caucus was established in 2002. It is a CFA program that is a non-partisan alliance of committed leaders and organizations of African ancestry that focused on issues affecting Africa and its Diaspora.

AUUC aims to marshal human, material and social capital in order to enhance the overall sustainable development of the African people.

The AUUC will spearhead and promote actions through strategic decision making while forging effective partnerships among the public and private entities in Africa and the African Diaspora to make changes in the U.S. Foreign policy.

The AAUC’s highest priority is the education and engagement of the African-American constituency in the affairs of Africa. Jeannine B. Scott, the Senior Vice President of Africare is the Coordinator of the AAUC.


There are many groups who are active participants in the AAUC network:

  • Africare
  • TransAfrica
  • National Council of Negro Women
  • Constituency for Africa
  • African American Institute
  • Africa Society
  • Phelps Strokes Fund
  • American Association of Blacks in Energy
  • Leadership Africa – USA
  • D.C. – Dakar Sister Cities Program
  • Black Professionals in International Affairs
  • American and African Business Women’s Alliance, Africa Action
  • Institute of Caribbean Studies
  • Emancipation Support Group
  • the Sullivan Foundation
  • International Foundation for Education and Self-Help
  • African Diaspora Association of Canada