A tech intervention to tame tuberculosis

An interactive program using mobile phones helps more patients conclude treatment successfully.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine africa disease research innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie sloan-school-of-management health-sciences-and-technology

Empowering African farmers with data

Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
May 30, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: africa funding agriculture economics food data research school-of-engineering collaboration idss

Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty

A new method identifies opportunities to learn and adapt to changing temperature and precipitation trends.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
April 22, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: africa sustainability climate-change water policy infrastructure research school-of-engineering idss civil-and-environmental-engineering eaps joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Special effects: How a movie could reduce corruption

A film and texting campaign can increase anticorruption reports from citizens, study shows.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: africa politics social-sciences research government nigeria sloan-school-of-management

Local rocks can yield more crops

J-WAFS-funded MIT research team shows a new method of fertilizer production can better suit the needs of farms in Africa and around the globe.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab • mit
Feb. 12, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: africa sustainability climate-change environment pollution agriculture food water research school-of-engineering technology-and-society developing-countries materials-science-and-engineering dmse j-wafs

A “pacemaker” for North African climate

Study shows the Sahara swung between lush and desert conditions every 20,000 years, in sync with monsoon activity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 2, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: africa geology environment climate anthropology research weather school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

MIT researchers release evaluation of low-cost cooling devices in Mali | MIT News

CITE and D-Lab study finds evaporative cooling devices show promise for helping small-scale farmers, market vendors, and families store and preserve vegetables.

Nancy Adams | D-Lab | CITE • mit
June 20, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  africa  poverty  international-development  agriculture  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  urban-studies-and-planning  technology-and-society  d-lab  cite

Reliable energy for all | MIT News

Graduate student Prosper Nyovanie wants to power off-grid communities worldwide with scalable solar electric systems.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 12, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  africa  energy  startups  leadership  graduate  renewable-energy  students  graduate-postdoctoral  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  global  sloan-school-of-management  business-and-management  developing-countries  alternative-energy

3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa | MIT News

Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.

Sarah McDonnell | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  africa  biology  research  school-of-science  global  education-teaching-academics  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  technology-and-society  international-initiatives  3-questions  whitehead-institute  misti  abdul-latif-jameel-world-education-lab-j-wel  international-relations  d-lab  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  mitx  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  esi

Course helps girls in Botswana avoid HIV and “sugar daddies” | MIT News

Youth-to-youth program teaches girls about the increased odds of contracting HIV from older men.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 25, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  mathematics  education  africa  hivaids  startups  economics  disease  k-12-education  behavior  school-of-science  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  education-teaching-academics  international-initiatives  shass

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