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.

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News mentions


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.

The New Times

Afretec brings workshop to University of Rwanda

Academic staff at the University of Rwanda attended an Afretec-sponsored workshop on January 26 that focused on optimal teaching and learning methodologies for engineering and technology education.

University of the Witwatersrand

Afretec member Wits University sweeps Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education Intervarsity finals

Afretec member Wits University sweeps Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Intervarsity finals, which were held from November 30 to December 1, 2023. The school recorded three achievements, and Wits student Asif Aziz took home R20 000 for winning the Tech category with his platform Libex.

University of the Witwatersrand

Wits University secures research grant as part of Afretec collaboration

Multiple departments from Wits University are receiving funding from the Afretec Member Inclusive Digital Transformation Research Grant as part of the Afretec collaboration.