What is MIT-Africa? 2020-02-11T14:27:09+00:00

What is MIT-Africa?

MIT-Africa is an initiative that promotes MIT’s Global Strategy to expand MIT connections with Africa. MIT-Africa is a point of entry for collaborations and programs pertinent to the continent, and serves as the hub of Africa-relevant communications for MIT faculty, students, trainees and staff.

MIT-Africa Team

Hazel Sive
Hazel SiveFaculty Director
Julia Reynolds-Cuellar
Julia Reynolds-CuellarLead Area: Education
Megan Mitchell
Megan MitchellLead Area: Innovation
Ari Jacobovits
Ari JacobovitsLead Area: Student Opportunities
Tunde Fafunwa
Tunde FafunwaLead Area: Alumni
Michal Reda
Michal RedaLead Area: Undergraduate Students
Roberto Berwa
Roberto BerwaLead Area: Undergraduate Students
Bob Nanes
Bob NanesLead Area: Education, Student Opportunities
Samra Lakew
Samra LakewLead Area: Graduate Students
Rebecca Roseme Obounou
Rebecca Roseme ObounouLead Area: Student Opportunities, Innovation
Stefanie Koperniak
Stefanie KoperniakLead Area: Communications

MIT-Africa Working Group

Dr. Jinane Abounadi
Dr. Jinane AbounadiMIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program
Prof. Tayo Akinwade
Prof. Tayo AkinwadeElectrical Engineering and Computer Science
Julius Akinyemi
Julius AkinyemiMIT Media Lab
Joost Bonsen
Joost BonsenMedia Lab
Prof. Gabriella Carolini
Prof. Gabriella CaroliniDepartment of Urban Studies and Planning
Prof. Ibrahim Cisse
Prof. Ibrahim CissePhysics Department
Prof. Phillip Clay
Prof. Phillip ClayDepartment of Urban Studies and Planning
Prof. Amah Edoh (on leave)
Prof. Amah Edoh (on leave)MIT Global Studies and Languages
Prof. Elfatih Eltahir
Prof. Elfatih EltahirMIT Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. John Fernandez
Prof. John FernandezMIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
Ahmed Ghoniem
Ahmed GhoniemMechanical Engineering
Ari Jacobowitz
Ari JacobowitzMISTI
Prof. Evan Lieberman
Prof. Evan LiebermanPolitical Science Department
Prof. John Lienhard
Prof. John LienhardJ-WAFS
Prof. Clapperton Mavhunga (on leave)
Prof. Clapperton Mavhunga (on leave)MIT Science Technology and Society
Prof. Kenda Mutongi
Prof. Kenda MutongiHistory
Renee Robins
Renee RobinsJ-WAFS
Prof. Hazel Sive (chair)
Prof. Hazel Sive (chair)Biology
Rob Stoner
Rob StonerMIT Energy Initative
Tavneet Suri
Tavneet SuriMIT Sloan (on leave from Working Group)
Prof. Kofi Taha
Prof. Kofi TahaD-Lab
Prof. Bruce Walker
Prof. Bruce WalkerInstitute for Medical Engineering and Science
Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi
Prof. Kamal Youcef-ToumiMechanical Engineering
Roberto Berwa
Roberto BerwaUndergraduate
Michal Reda
Michal Reda Undergraduate
Samra Lakew
Samra LakewGraduate student
Bruke Kifle
Bruke KifleGraduate student

Our Strategic Plan & Reports

The Strategic Plan for MIT Engagement in Africa was prepared by the MIT Africa Advisory Committee (AAC) in response to a request by Associate Provost for International Activities, Richard Lester.

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