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The Goal of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is to strengthen the abilities of African countries and regional organizations to manage risk of food insecurity through the provision of timely and analytical early warning and vulnerability information. FEWS NET is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with international, national, and regional partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging or evolving food security issues. FEWS NET professionals in the US and Africa monitor various data and information-including remotely sensed data and ground-based meteorological, crop and rangeland conditions-as early indications of potential threats to food security. FEWS NET also focuses its efforts on strengthening African early warning and response networks. Activities to do this include capacity development, network building and strengthening, developing policy useful information, and forming consensus about food security problems and solutions. ... [according to site editor`s information]
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law on May 18, 2000 as Title 1 of The Trade and Development Act of 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. [according to site editor's information]
The Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub (the Trade Hub) is a central point where Southern Africans can gain access to US markets through business linkages, capacity building services and problem-solving trade facilitation. The Hub’s primary objective is enhancing the competitiveness of Southern Africa products and services. It is funded by USAID's Africa Global Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI). ... [according to site editor's information]
The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is a new U.S. military headquarters devoted solely to Africa. It is designed to enable US government institutions to work in concert and with partners to achieve a more stable environment in which political and economic growth can take place. Africa Command will focus on war prevention rather than war-fighting. Africa Command intends to work with African nations and African organizations to build regional security and crisis-response capacity in support of U.S. government efforts in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Africa Society was founded in 2002 in the USA in order to improve the knowledge about Africa among the population. To achieve this goal, different programmes were launched. A focus is on schools and working with teachers and students. [editors ilissAfrica]
Africa Up Close is the blog of the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. Its aim is to provide a forum where perspectives on issues affecting Africa are developed and exchanged to promote partnership and create positive change on the continent. Each month features pieces by experts, policymakers, and practitioners working on issues affecting Africa. The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance understanding about Africa in the United States [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff, ilissAfrica]....
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