Academic journal article Africa Policy Journal

Editor's Remarks

Academic journal article Africa Policy Journal

Editor's Remarks

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Dear Readers,

On behalf of our editorial team we would like to present to you the 8th Volume of the Harvard Africa Policy Journal. The APJ was started in 2006 by a group of students at Harvard Kennedy School who believed that there needed to be a publication at Harvard University which addressed and discussed issues related to Africa. Seven years later we are still dedicated to our mission of "promoting dialogue about Africa policy and current affairs in the realms of governance, law, education, business, health, design and culture." In this edition you will find articles which cover issues from agricultural development in Ethiopia to health care in Sierra Leone. These articles are the product of the hard work of our amazing contributors from around the world, who have graciously decided to share their intimate knowledge of issues in Africa.

The 2012-13 year was a period of transition for the APJ. We moved from a printed to a web based journal in order to make our material widely available free of charge to anyone in the world. In addition, we established a partnership with Harvard University's Committee on African Studies (CAS), which has provided us support for our transition into an online journal. Finally, with the help of CAS we have expanded our organization to encompass all schools at Harvard University. Although the APJ remains based at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, we intend to include staff from various departments in Harvard, from Law to Medicine, because we believe this will make for much richer perspectives and content for our journal. …

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