Africa Initiative Key Highlights Report (2018-2020)

In two short years, the Africa Initiative significantly moved the needle in the areas of research and collaboration, education and training, and engagement. The foundation we established has strengthened Washington University’s position in its quest to continue as a meaningful contributor to expanding knowledge and creating teaching, learning, and cultural opportunities for WashU’s faculty, staff, and students in Africa and here in St. Louis.

The result of our work, highlighted in this brief report of the key accomplishments, enables our institution to enhance our collective consciousness about the scope of work with which WashU’s faculty and staff are engaged on the African continent, particularly in the areas of health and human development, and the tremendous opportunities we have in the future.