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 6 countries

    The pan-African network includes representation from Egypt, Senegal, 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.

News mentions

The New Times

Afretec workshop held at the University of Rwanda

A one-day academia-industry workshop was held at the University of Rwanda to discuss collaboration.

University of the Witwatersrand

Winning group of Wits-Afretec Tech-Entrepreneurship Workshop create sign language translator prototype

The Wits-Afretec Tech-Entrepreneurship Workshop brings together students from different universities around Africa to create technology and AI solutions for everyday problems. This year, the winning group created a sign language translator prototype that revolutionizes the way those with speech and hearing difficulties access healthcare.

IT Web

Afretec mentioned in ITWeb

The importance of the African Engineering and Technology Network (Afretec), led by CMU-Africa, was highlighted in an interview with Stanley Mpofu, CIO of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). Wits, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a member institution of Afretec.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Air Quality and Urban Pollution Workshop held at CMU-Africa

CMU-Africa held an international workshop aimed at addressing air quality challenges and needs in Africa. With over 80 attendees, the three-day workshop aimed to facilitate discussions and promote collaborations among researchers. Nearly 50 abstracts and poster presentations related to the monitoring and improvement of urban air pollution were presented.