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 http://bit.ly/GGWscreening and use the passcode/ticket number 9401.
March 4, 2021 | NOON ET
Screening of the award-winning documentary film “The Great Green Wall" (GGW) followed by discussion and Q&A moderated by Claude Grunitzky (co-producer).
March 11, 2021 | NOON ET
Film, music, fashion, contemporary art, traditions, creative economies
March 18, 2021 | NOON ET
Initiatives, entrepreneurs, investments, edtech, fintech, transformation
March 25, 2021 | NOON ET
Renewable energy resources, the impact of climate change, new transcontinental partnerships
April 1, 2021 | NOON ET
How Africa and Africans’ place in the world is negotiated and articulated in this new century
April 8, 2021 | NOON ET
Urban economies, modern metropolises, planning for the future
April 15, 2021 | NOON ET
New solutions for education, access to health and improved governance
April 22, 2021 | NOON ET
The market for contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora
April 29, 2021 | NOON ET
Venture capital, investing in African technology companies
May 6, 2021 | NOON ET
How agricultural data can help Africa plan for food security after the pandemic
May 13, 2021 | NOON ET
Constitutions, term limits, post-colonial activism, e-government