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.
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Water operator partnerships, or WOPs, bring together water utility employees from different countries to improve public water delivery and sanitation services. “In these partnerships, interpersonal dynamics are so important,” explains Andrea Beck, “and I’m really [...]
Meghan McCormick (MBA '18 and Legatum Fellow 2016-2018) co-founded the Ghanian startup OZÉ, a mobile platform that helps small business owners in Africa to make data-driven decisions to grow their businesses and access capital. McCormick was recently featured [...]
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MIT-Africa connects people and organizations with an interest in Africa, to MIT faculty, students and units through research, education and innovation.