In 2006, Africare/Benin was on the verge of closing. Africare had only one active project in the country, and the cost of maintaining an office was becoming untenable. What happened? The people of Benin asked us to stay.
Africare In the News
[Photos] Washington Life Magazine Photography from 2014 Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner
www.washingtonlife.com, April 18, 2014 — Washington Life Magazine photographer Tony Powell covered Africare’s 2014 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner.
“[The girls] had these remarkable stories that had never been told before.”
www.allafrica.com — Prepared remarks by Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa, at the inaugural Africare ‘Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa (CODA) Summit’ at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
Africare Celebrates Power in Africa at its 2014 Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa Summit
WASHINGTON (April 14, 2014) — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 200 global leaders in business and government on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at its inaugural Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa (CODA) Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. The event honored General Electric (GE) and Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote with awards for their work in powering the African continent.
“Partnership and leverage is the model for supporting the transformation of Africa,” says Donald Kaberuka
www.allafrica.com — The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Africare signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding in Washington, D.C. on 12 April.
www.avrdc.org — Eastern and Southern Africa’s peri-urban horticulture initiative (VINESA) continues to gather momentum. Two rounds of Training of Trainers took place in February 2014, with Value Chain Thinking consultant Benjamin Dent taking nearly 40 people through the three-day course in Malawi and Mozambique.
WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 500 global leaders in business, government and philanthropy on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event honored Africare’s pioneering Co-Founders C. Payne Lucas and Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the tremendous contributions they have each made to Africare over more than four decades.