The Constituency for Africa holds the annual Ronald H. Brown African Affairs series together with the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend. The program is named after the late Commerce Secretary, Ronald H. Brown who was the leader in forging ties between Africa and the U.S. Sec. Brown personally led the trade delegations to Africa and forging the ties between the U.S. and Africa.
Over these past sixteen years, the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series has held more than two hundred workshops and forums that have focused on advocacy, analysis of government policy initiatives, knowledge transfer, and the mobilization of public and private sector groups.
Its publications, training and educational workshops and other activities have addressed numerous Africa-focused topics including good governance, democratization, and human rights, U.S.-Africa business and trade opportunities, health and human security, social and cultural development and the role of the media in civil society.
Overall, it is estimated that the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series has directly reached more than 350,000 people and indirectly reached almost 1,000,000 people since its inception.
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Key partners include U.S. State Department, Department of Commerce, and international businesses and non-governmental organizations from the U.S., Africa, and the Diaspora
Washington, D.C. (April 22, 2015) – The Constituency for Africa (CFA) today announced its 2015 Ronald H. Brown (RHB) African Affairs Series will be held from September 14-19, 2015 in the nation’s capital. The theme of this year’s Series is “Strengthening Capacity in Africa to Address Health, Economic, and Technology Challenges.”