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.

News mentions

Carnegie Mellon University Africa

Bridge program preps students for grad school, touches lives

Carnegie Mellon University Africa hosts a six-week bridge program that invites recent graduates and students in their final year of study to discover the academic and technical skills that will promote their success in graduate school and beyond, like in a business environment.

The Nation

Afretec partnership pledges to improve Lagos air quality

Afretec partnered with several key regional institutions and stakeholders to improve the quality and availability of air pollution data.


Afretec awards almost $1.7 million

13 grants, collectively led by researchers from all members of Afretec, have been awarded to make a positive impact on health, environment and sustainability, and energy in Africa.

University of Lagos

UNILAG reseachers win Afretec seed grants

Researchers from the University of Lagos have won two Inclusive Digital Transformation Seed Grants from Afretec.