Welcome to the Africa Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Our mission is to enhance geographic research and scholarship on matters relating to Africa by encouraging effective communication of knowledge and information, and supporting innovative approaches to geographic education on Africa. Our membership spans the whole spectrum: from development practitioners to academics; from seasoned professors to up and coming researchers and students; from theorists to practitioners; from individuals in the developed world as well as in Africa and other developing areas.
In the next few years, the Board of Directors would be working on a number of initiatives, including forging a more lasting relationship between Geographers with interests in Africa and African Geographers on the continent. We would also be working to increase the visibility and profile of the ASG online. The Board of Directors welcome all suggestions to move these and other agenda forward.