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 is the first organized public face for MIT engagement in Africa that communicates and coordinates engagement in Africa, as well as acts as a point of entry for new partnerships, while enhancing collaboration among faculty.

A major contribution is the Africa Advisory Committee (AAC), serving as a strategic planning group for MIT. Membership is drawn from faculty or staff members with active programs in Africa, African faculty and students. Another contribution is the MIT-AFRICA Interest Group Dinners (MAIG) with the goal to provide a forum for MIT faculty, staff, students and alumni to share and connect. 

Below is the reach of MIT's engagements across the continent.  Click here for additional detail. 

The MIT-AFRICA Alliance

The MIT-AFRICA Alliance 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 Alliance 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. 

MIT-AFRICA Annual Reports


MIT-South African Airways (SAA) Partnership

The MIT-AFRICA Initaitive and the MIT-South Africa Program are thrilled to partner with South African Airways to provide any MIT community member with 10% off the lowest ticketed price to any SAA-serviced destination on the continent, simply call the SAA customer call center at 1800-722-9675 and use the discount code: MITUS.

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