MIT x TAU Webinar Series


The Center for International Studies (CIS), home to the MIT Africa Program, has partnered with the newly launched TRUE Africa University (TAU) to host a webinar series focusing on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Thursdays at NOON ET, starting on March 4, TAU founder, MIT alumnus, and CIS research affiliate Claude Grunitzky, will interview the thinkers, shapers and doers who he sees as the inventors of the future of Africa.

The MIT x TAU webinar series will be an opportunity for the MIT community and the world to engage with luminaries such as Taiye Selasi, the Ghanaian-Nigerian author; Jeffrey Sachs, the American economist; and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, the Nigerian serial entrepreneur behind some of Africa’s most valuable startups. 

Registration is required and is available here. For the film screening of the Great Green Wall at noon (ET) on March 4, please go here and use the passcode/ticket number 9401.

March 4, 2021   |   NOON ET

The Great Green Wall screening and discussion

Screening of the award-winning documentary film “The Great Green Wall" (GGW) followed by discussion and Q&A moderated by Claude Grunitzky (co-producer).

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March 11, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s Cultural Industries

Film, music, fashion, contemporary art, traditions, creative economies

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March 18, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s New Technologies

Initiatives, entrepreneurs, investments, edtech, fintech, transformation

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March 25, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s Economic Power

Renewable energy resources, the impact of climate change, new transcontinental partnerships

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April 1, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s Expertise

How Africa and Africans’ place in the world is negotiated and articulated in this new century

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April 8, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s New Cities

Urban economies, modern metropolises, planning for the future

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April 15, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s New Leaders

New solutions for education, access to health and improved governance

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April 22, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s Art Scene

The market for contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora

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April 29, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s Innovation

Venture capital, investing in African technology companies

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May 6, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s Agricultural Reinvention

How agricultural data can help Africa plan for food security after the pandemic

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May 13, 2021   |   NOON ET

Africa’s Future Government

Constitutions, term limits, post-colonial activism, e-government

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