Over the past twenty-four years, CFA has established itself as one of the leading organizations in the United States committed to educating and mobilizing the U.S. public on matters pertaining to Africa and the African Diaspora. As a result, CFA has done much to increase the level of cooperation and coordination among a broad-based coalition of international organizations, businesses and individuals committed to the progress, development, and empowerment of Africa and African people. In addition, CFA’s stellar achievement in advocacy education and information dissemination has led to a greater understanding and awareness of Africa among all groups.
CFA has pioneered a highly touted series of Town Hall Meetings on Africa, which have taken place in many cities and towns across the United States to better understand African policy issues and to actively participate in the policy formulation process. CFA also organizes the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series, held each year in September in Washington, D.C., which coincides with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference. The Series has continued to serve as a unique platform for linking the CBC members and their staff with African-focused organizations, African diplomats and government policy-makers, and the leadership of the grassroots community.