Who We Are
AfricaWorks is a registered 501(c)3 under the US tax code. The founders have many years of experience in senior management at world-class policy research institutions, and have deep personal networks in the African research community and global development.
Tom was until recently Vice President at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the world’s most influential think tanks. He is an expert in growing communities of policy expertise and has worked with scholars across Africa, the Middle East, US, Europe, and Asia helping them to translate research into effective public policy. During his tenure, Carnegie Endowment moved from #12 to #2 in the rankings of think tanks with the greatest impact on global public policy.
Tom was previously an award-winning foreign correspondent for the BBC, based for three years in Africa, as well as in London and Washington. Following the BBC, he was senior vice president at Control Risks, a global risk intelligence company, and at Chlopak, Leonard & Schechter, a strategic communications consultancy. Based in Washington, he has strong connections to western policymakers, donors, global media and the western policy research community.