Inclusive digital growth through collaboration

  • 6 university members

    Afretec will soon grow to include 10 technology-focused universities from across the continent.

  • More than 220,000 students across 5 countries

    The pan-African network includes representation from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa and has a strong connection to the United States.

  • 100 languages/200 cultures

    A diverse partnership that will develop the next generation of skilled educators, researchers, engineers, and technologists 
  • Serving a population more than 200 million

    The network will provide a platform for its members to engage in deep collaboration that drives inclusive digital growth in Africa.

Seminars & Events

News mentions


The New Times

Afretec commits to enhancing collaborations for research advancement

A recent workshop, hosted by the University of Rwanda, emphasized the importance of collaborating across disciplines and beyond regional borders. Speakers highlighted the need to involve policymakers in discussions on research and innovation, as well as the importance of addressing societal challenges through impactful actions.

University of the Witwatersrand

Afretec gender in STEM workshop

Hosted by the University of Rwanda and CMU-Africa, the Afretec Gender in STEM workshop took place from February 19-24, 2024.

The New Times

Afretec supports 400 trainees at skill-building workshop

Roughly 400 trainees gathered for a workshop at the University of Rwanda to build their emerging technology skills. The Afretec member institution offered activities focused on topics like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and embedded systems and programming.

The New Times

CMU-Africa works with Afretec to promote gender inclusivity in STEM

CMU-Africa works alongside the five other universities of Afretec to promote gender inclusivity in STEM.