API is, primarily, a research think tank specializing in policy-relevant research and strategic analysis.

To underpin its work in capacity development, training, advocacy, dialogue, consultancy, technical and advisory support.

The Institute has cut its niche as Africa’s leading think tank on China-Africa studies, the Horn of Africa, climate change, humanitarian diplomacy and comparative analyses of Indo-Pacific strategies. Its future gazing work has identified future opportunities and risks to peace and development, including food security, climate change, energy transition, technology and industrialization.