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  • Africa Into Jazz/Jazz Into Africa

    A concert series which will explore musical conversations between various forms of jazz and African music, curated by Music Professor Michael Veal.

  • Promoting African Talent

    The Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS) completes another successful summer in Rwanda, Ghana, and Zimbabwe, welcoming 300 of Africa's most talented high school students to its growing alumni network.

  • Discussing Current Issues and Events

    Paul Kagame, the president of the Republic of Rwanda, gave the annual Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale. During his lecture he urged audience members to seek to understand his country’s complexity and its history.

  • Capacity Building in Africa

    Yale Partnerships for Global Health, a program initially launched to help curb “African Brain Drain” marks 10 years of supporting biomedical and public health researchers throughout the Global South.

  • Expanding Recruitment Efforts

    Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs expands it recruiting efforts in Africa and announces two new scholarships for African students in pursuit of Masters degrees.

The Yale Africa Initiative is an effort by Yale University to sharpen its focus on Africa. The goals of the Initiative are:

  • to strengthen scholarship on Africa at Yale and spotlight faculty research in Africa
  • to increase the number of African students at Yale while securing support for financial aid for their studies
  • to expand educational and career opportunities for Yale students across Africa
  • to establish mutually beneficial partnerships between Yale and African institutions
  • to expand and strengthen our leadership and training program offerings 

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