Africa Policy Information Center

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Alternate Names: Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund, Africa Action
Duration: 1978-2001 (continues today as Africa Action)
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Newsletter: Washington Notes on Africa

The Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund (WOAEF) was formed and registered as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1978. WOAEF was the non-profit educational and research arm of the Washington Office of Africa (WOA). WOAEF organized educational events and produced resources on Southern Africa. In 1992 the name was changed to the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC). In 1997 the WOA separated organizationally from APIC. In 2001 APIC merged with the American Committee on Africa and The Africa Fund to form Africa Action.

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Title: Jean Sindab papers
Time Span: 1970 - 1995
Media: 13 linear feet (31 boxes)
Description: Dr. Jean Sindab (1944-1996) was an African American scholar and activist for environmental, social, and racial justice. The Jean Sindab papers date from 1970 to 1995 and contain professional files that document subjects of interest to Sindab; organizations for which she worked; conferences that she organized or attended; and local, grassroots, and governmental initiatives related to environmental and racial justice in the United States, Latin America, and Africa. The collection also holds travel diaries and appointment books. Among her scholarly affiliations were the African Studies Association (ASA) and the Association of Concerned African Scholars (ACAS). Throughout her studies and career, Sindab traveled extensively around Europe and to several countries in Africa, including Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, Togo, and Zambia. In 1980, Sindab was appointed executive director of the Washington Office on Africa (WOA) and the Washington Office on Africa Education Fund (WOAEF). From 1986 to 1991, she was executive secretary of the Programme to Combat Racism of the World Council of Churches (WCC), in Geneva, Switzerland. In the United States, her roles at the National Council of Churches (NCC), where she worked from 1992 to 1996, included program director of the Economic and Environmental Prophetic Justice Unit, the Justice/Hunger Concerns Unit, and the Eco-Justice Working Group. She served on the boards of several organizations, including the Peace Development Fund, the New World Foundation, and the Third World Women's Project for the Institute for Policy Studies.

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