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The Institute for African Development (IAD) is an interdisciplinary nucleus for the study of Africa with the overarching goal of strengthening and expanding the depth and breadth of African development studies. Based in Ithaca, our impact reaches far beyond our physical location. More than 40 IAD-affiliated faculty from across Cornell conduct research and teach courses related to African development. More than 300 IAD graduate fellows now work in government, NGOs, academic institutions, and international organizations on the African continent—testament to the institute's diverse constituency and impact. IAD is supported by an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Rachel Beatty Riedl and Oumar Ba

20 partner universities in 11 locations

"Intellectual Giant" Muna Ndulo

Program
The Bouriez Family Fellowship, administered by the Institute for African Development (IAD), sponsors exceptional students from Francophone Africa as they pursue professional training
Internship
Reinforces academic learning by providing undergraduates the opportunity to actively engage and conduct research with individuals and organizations directly involved in policy and program development in Africa.
Seminar
Digitalization in Africa: Pace, Challenges, Possibilities and Accomplishments
Seminar
IAD Monthly Global Africa Webinar on Contemporary Issues
Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management
Director, Institute for African Development
Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government
Professor, Public and Ecosystem Health
Tinenenji Banda

Institute for African Development

Andreu Sola-Martin

Institute for African Development