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Research Guides@Tufts

Political Science 188.06: Race, Ethnicity & U.S. Africa Policy

For Prof. Pearl Robinson and her students

Trade and Development (including Technology Transfer)

International Development Partners for US Agencies

Lobbying Databases

General Africa Advocacy

African Organizations

Africa Lobbies in the United States

The following is a list of US-based associations that have incorporated Africa advocacy as part of their mission. Several are full-fledged lobbies, some are professional groups that double as ethno-racial advocates, while others relate to their constituencies primarily on the basis of issues. Key institutional entry points to the Africa policy process are often headed by actors who facilitate lobbying. These entities are listed separately below.

The majority of these groups have been engaged in ongoing efforts by US foundations to build an “informed,” multi-racial Constituency for Africa. In the 1940s, the Phelps-Stokes Foundation initiated such a strategy. In recent years, the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations have funded such initiatives. Only a handful of the groups listed take a an explicitly critical stance toward the global economy, racial oppression, and America’s role in the world. TransAfrica Forum is a noted exception.

Ethno-racial Groups

Institutional Points of Entry for Lobbying – US Government

Subject Guide

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