Collaborating for Impact
MIT-Africa is an initiative that seeks mutually beneficial engagement in research, education and innovation, contributing to economic and intellectual trajectories of African countries, while advancing MIT scholarship and research.
Present MIT engagements with Africa span half the countries on the continent and cross MIT schools. Multiple faculty members and a growing number of students are involved in this engagement. MIT has prioritized Africa as a global focus, poising the Institute to vastly expand its engagement with the continent.
News & Events
Africa’s space community leaders want the rest of the world to stop referring to the continent as a homogenous, “developing” market. They do not want to be seen as a singular entity waiting for global [...]
Millions of cocoa farmers live in poverty across western Africa. Over the years, these farmers have been forced to contend with geopolitical instability, predatory loan practices, and a general lack of information that hampers their [...]
Soga Oni (Legatum Fellow, 2015-2016) discusses the challenges he’s faced building his company, MDaaS, and how working with Ventures Platform has provided the capital and connections to help make that happen. Read More on Artifact [...]
COVID-19 has exacerbated public health concerns in Libya as the country approaches 10 consecutive years of political turmoil and civil war. In 2020 alone, health facilities have been targeted in at least 15 attacks, making hospitals [...]
Support & Collaborate
MIT-Africa connects people and organizations with an interest in Africa, to MIT faculty, students and units through research, education and innovation.