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
On 15 and 16 July 2019, CUT hosted Prof. Hazel Sive of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who led a workshop on Educating with Problem-Solving Approaches under the auspices of MIT-Africa Initiative. This initiative [...]
Forbes - “Macro indicators show good performance, but below the surface, there are economic and social issues that threaten the cohesion of Ghanaian society.” With these words of both optimism and caution, Hamdiya Ismailia, the [...]
CNN - Oriola Oluwaseyi, 32, makes her way through the busy streets of Ajegunle, a low-income community in Nigeria's commercial center, Lagos. The Nigerian mother of four is pushing through people and things in the [...]
Ventures Africa - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s D-LAB program, which offers one year of mentorship and learning to social entrepreneurs introducing poverty-alleviation solutions, will provide six startups from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with $20,000 [...]
Support & Collaborate
MIT-Africa connects people and organizations with an interest in Africa, to MIT faculty, students and units through research, education and innovation.