A tech intervention to tame tuberculosis

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

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

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

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 | May 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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

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 | April 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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

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 | March 13, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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

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 | Feb. 12, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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

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 | Jan. 2, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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

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 | June 20, 2018
~8 mins |

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

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 | June 12, 2018
~8 mins |

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

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 | May 7, 2018
~7 mins |

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

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 | Oct. 25, 2017
~8 mins |

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

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