Leveraging a network of over 30,000 stakeholders and policymakers, Chatham House conducts research and convenes outcome-orientated debates to generate ideas and analysis on African countries, sub-regions and their international relations.

Major cross-cutting themes in Chatham House’s work on Africa includes streams of work on elections and political systems, inclusive growth, governance and technology, sustainable resource governance, peace and security, and strengthening food and health systems.

The Africa programme provides thought leadership on African politics and socio-economic change, with country depth at the core of its policy-oriented research. Within a context of diversifying foreign relations, the programme’s research focuses on relations with the EU, Gulf states, south-east Asia and Russia, and explores African agency within the international system.