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.  


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. 

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