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Bringing African expertise closer to international conversations


Our mission is to bring African expertise closer to the centre of international conversations which shape global decision-making.


We seek to provide a comprehensive, searchable online database of Experts on Africa who are active in a range of different sectors including health, agriculture, the economy and trade to ease the access to African expertise for international institutions, media and think tanks.

Our platform aims to increase seasoned specialists' accessibility and visibility to international institutions, think tanks and media, while providing support for media relations, public speaking, and assist them in joining and consolidating their presence in communities of experts.

Experts on Africa is an initiative of What's in it for Africa, a strategic communications agency that helps Africa speak for itself.


We are currently looking for Experts on Africa to join our community!


We are accepting applications from Experts. Through this community, we hope to create space and opportunities for Africa's experts to connect with influential organisations.


Our ultimate goal is to foster strong relationships and fruitful collaboration between professionals, international institutions, think tanks and media outlets. in preparation for our official launch of the database in 2022.

Are you eligible?


Experts should have at least 5 years of experience in their sector which is related to a specific African country, region or the continent as a whole and recent media exposure to be considered for the database.

Sign up and join the community by filling in the form below.

Section 1: Personal Details

What is your highest level of education?
How many years experience do you have in your sector?

Section 2: Your Expertise and Media Experience

Which one of the following sectors are you an expert in?
Have you done any of the following in the last 2 years?

Experts on Africa​ will use the information you provide on this form to contact you about your application for the Experts on Africa database and to provide regular updates on media relations and public speaking.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. By clicking the submit button you agree that we may process your information for the above purposes.

We will be in touch with more detailed information about your specialism and profile in preparation for our official launch in 2022.


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