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Africa America Institute

Capacity Building Is Critical for African Countries to Take Advantage of AGOA's Potential

Amini Kajunju | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Amini Kajunju

Building human and industrial capacity to produce goods for the U.S. marketplace is the greatest challenge for African nations in maximizing the trade benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.

Increasing Competition and Reducing Fees Can Help Harness Remittances for Economic Development

Amini Kajunju | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Amini Kajunju

While remittances to Africa are helping to reduce poverty in individual households in sub-Saharan Africa, panelists from top financial institutions and the African Diasporan community agreed that channeling remittances flows through collective investment schemes and other innovative approaches are necessary to maximize its impact for sustainable development.

Expanding Access to Energy Will Strengthen Africa's Human Capacity and Economic Growth

Amini Kajunju | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Amini Kajunju

Each and every day throughout sub-Saharan Africa, some 600 million people - or two-thirds of the region's population - are still living without access to electricity and other modern energy services. In rural communities, that number climbs to a startling 85 percent.