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Anne Griffin

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Anne-Marea Griffin is a senior fellow for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. She is an international development professional who has focused her professional life on African affairs, philanthropy, and program management. She most recently served as senior director of diaspora partnerships at UNICEF USA.

Dr. Griffin earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her master’s from Northwestern University. She spent a year on a fellowship at Yale University and earned her doctorate in business administration from the University of Bath. She has travelled to and lived in Africa for 25 years, residing the last nine in South Africa.

Griffin’s early experience ranged from positions at think tanks, including the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Investor Responsibility Research Center, and international development nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and Save the Children. Her early career began within the international affairs arena in Washington, D.C., beginning in the field of foreign policy advocacy at TransAfrica, later moving to Capitol Hill, where she was staff consultant for the House Subcommittee on Africa.

While in Africa, Griffin founded AHEAD, Ltd., an education NGO that promoted scholarships, research networking, and youth development. Her other positions included senior level consultancy and program officer work with major philanthropic institutions such as the Ford Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies, the Carnegie Corporation, and the MasterCard Foundation. On her return to the United States, Griffin consulted for the U.S. Agency for International Development, served as deputy director of the Office of Program Partnerships with the U.S. African Development Foundation, and was director at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator with a focus on South Africa and the Caribbean.


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Sustainable and Reliable: Securing Resources for the Clean Energy Future Report
Used electric vehicle batteries are set up for further testing.

Sustainable and Reliable: Securing Resources for the Clean Energy Future

The United States must act quickly, in concert with its allies, to secure an economically and environmentally sustainable supply chain of battery minerals that benefits and respects the rights of workers and front-line communities.

The African Diaspora gives meaning to vice president’s historic trip In the News

The African Diaspora gives meaning to vice president’s historic trip

Anne Griffin writes on how Vice President Kamala Harris' trip to Africa could spell greater efforts to foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the continent and the United States.

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Anne Griffin

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