Betsy Henderson

Betsy G. Henderson is the 2020 Africa Fellow for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). She currently serves as Managing Director of the consulting firm Weims Corporation LLC, and has expertise serving in software development, non-profit, and Africa business advisory sectors. Betsy holds an MA in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service (SIS) and a BA in Foreign Affairs and English from the University of Virginia.

Africa Needs Its Own “New Deal”

September 17, 2020

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Africa faces an unprecedented level of starvation, poverty and suffering that will last far beyond 2020. A lack of medical facilities and resources to offset economic losses is expected to push 37.5 million more Africans into extreme poverty this year, adding to the more than 400 million people...

Solving Africa’s Hunger Challenge

June 01, 2020

With border closures, supply chain interruptions and loss of income due to lockdowns caused by COVID-19, the number of people facing acute hunger around the world is estimated to rise from 135 million to 265 million this year. This is particularly the case in sub-Saharan Africa, where before the pandemic 20% of all...