Aspen Africa's public engagement programs aim to promote data-driven conversations and provide safe spaces for critical examination of Africa's challenges and opportunities.
They bring together people from various backgrounds and perspectives to engage in dynamic discussions about political and social issues, with the goal of inspiring engagement beyond their events. The programs target diverse and open-minded audiences and are committed to being accessible and inclusive.
"What sets Aspen apart is both the art and science of convening. We convene people together to try and find common ground and try to find viable solutions to those issues. Our mission is to try and educate and inspire the public to think about diverse ideas. We are really lucky to have engaged a former president of the US, to a community activist, to a Nobel laureate scientist."
Vice-President The Aspen Institute
"At a time when understanding the interests of a wide group of stakeholders is more important than ever, the Aspen Africa's Initiative was an exceptional opportunity to develop different perspectives on strategic thinking and leadership."
Dr. Laila Macharia
Chairperson, Aspen Institute – Africa Initiative