Africa Policy Information Center Annual Report 1996

Africa Policy Information Center
Washington, DC, United States
8 pages
The report says the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC) is a nonprofit, educational organization with the primary objective of widening of the policy debate in the United States around issues affecting grassroots African interests throughout the continent. The report says APIC focuses on the strategic use of information and analysis to strengthen the impact of its advocacy affiliate, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), and of other groups and networks involved in advocacy for human rights, social justice and sustainable development priorities. The report says in the first few post-Cold-War years, Africa has experienced both the depth of horror, as in the Rwandan genocide, and extraordinary moments of hope, as in Nelson Mandela's election in South Africa; and APIC and WOA helped to build the growing awareness that a comprehensive approach to US economic relations with Africa must reject the false dichotomy of trade vs. aid. The report says APIC has pioneered in the strategic and cost-effective use of new electronic communication technologies for Africa advocacy. The report says book entitled USAID in South Africa: Learning Lessons, Continuing Debates published in May was written by APIC staff member Douglas J. Tilton and edited by MacArthur Fellow Jim Cason. The report quotes Salih Booker, Senior Fellow, Africa Studies Program, Council On Foreign Relations; and Joan Gerig, Southern Africa Network, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The report discusses the International Roundtable on Nigeria, the Africa Trade Policy Working Group, and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act. • Africa's Second Independence and African Advocacy • E-mail addresses on the African Policy Electronic Distribution List • Electronic Communications Program • Distribution List • Electronic Distribution List Readers, July 1996 • Readership Survey Results • Website • In-house Networking Capacity • Print Publication Program • Thinking Regionally • STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES AND CHANGES IN NET ASSETS • BOARD, STAFF AND INTERNS • Policy Analysis/Information Referral Services • Organizational Development
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers