We see our growth as tied to the development of the African research community at large. As a result, we have partnered with the World Policy Institute and others to develop a number of initiatives that provide professional development and global exposure to young researchers throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
The Program for African Thought:
Africa is one of the most dynamic and important regions of the 21st century. However, at this exciting time in the continent’s development, there is an absence of African voices on the global stage. The World Policy Institute’s Program for African Thought (PATH) addresses this imbalance through a series of activities designed to enhance and expand the role of African thinkers in global policy debates. Through the building of local research capacity, the amplification of existing African commentary, and the promotion of African thought leaders, the Program looks to direct international attention towards ground-level thinkers and change-makers on the continent, bringing local insight into the heart of global affairs. For more information on the Program please click on the image below.
Talks & Events: Fireside hosts a series of events in the New York City area with the dual aims of highlighting the work of important African thinkers and practitioners and making the larger business, academic, and research communities aware of African affairs. Recent events have included a screening of the film ”Mo &Me” and discussion of the legacy of Mohamed Amin, a talk on African design concepts in green architecture, and a video-briefing on the political and economic impact of the Kenyan elections – held in real time with analysts and experts in Nairobi, Kenya.