The Africa-America Institute

Educating People — Connecting Worlds

Who We Are

AAI is the premiere US international organization dedicated to increasing educational opportunity for young Africans and Improving global understanding of Africa


To strengthen human capacity for Africa’s development through education, skills training, dialogue, convening activities, program development and management.


  • 23,000 Scholarships Awarded
  • $175M Programs Funded
  • 15,000 Alumni


AAI has a partnership driven model. We boast a global network of higher education partners with a programmatic focus on Africa. Corporate, philanthropic, government and institutional partners are key drivers our ability to support opportunity youth in Africa and deliver high-impact results