As many African countries look towards science and engineering, entrepreneurship and education as pillars of their long-term development strategies, we see exciting spaces for mutually beneficial partnerships with MIT’s world-renowned faculty and students.

The MIT-AFRICA Initiative creates connections between MIT and Africa through education, research and innovation. We act as an umbrella unit for the institute to support and connect partners at MIT and on the continent. To this end, we arrange the monthly MIT-AFRICA Interest Group (MAIG) and have formed the MIT-AFRICA Advisory Committee as strategic planning group for the Initiaitve.

By clicking on the map below, you can see just some of the reach of MIT's engagements across the continent.  

The MIT-AFRICA Consortium

The MIT-AFRICA Consortium is a select group of government, industrial, and academic partners seeking to collaborate with MIT students and faculty with experience or focus on the continent. Every partner relationship is customized to meet the specific, intersecting needs of the organization and MIT. Sponsors enjoy a variety of core benefits, like enhanced visibility on campus and an advantageous platform for recruiting. They also enjoy privileged access to MIT's research community and the opportunity to develop collaborative ventures with MIT faculty and students.

Please contact for details on how to become an MIT-AFRICA Consortium member. 


In order to grow our connections and reach in Africa we need your support!

Please click here to consider a donation to the MIT-AFRICA Initiative Fund or contact for additional leadership opportunities. 

Please also follow us on Twitter @MITAFRICA

Contact Us

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Program Manager
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Featured Partners

South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, operates from Johannesburg, South Africa, to 38 destinations worldwide. South African Airways is the official airline of MIT-AFRICA.
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