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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.

New Faculty Opportunity Promotes Public Engagement

Seminar
Issues in African Development Special Topic Seminar Series (CRP 4770/6770) - Fall 2020 Theme: Environment, Sustainability and Health Challenges in Africa: Managing Human-Nature Interactions
Program
The Distinguished Africanist Scholar possesses significant depth of knowledge and experience in an academic field specifically related to development in Africa.
Program
Digital platform that provides a space where academics, researchers, and policy makers exchange views on current political, economic, legal, and social issues on African development.
Internship
The IAD Africa Summer Internship Program is a fully funded, eight-week summer internship that reinforces academic learning through field placements with institutions, NGOs, and organizations in Ghana, Zambia, and several other countries in Africa.
Senior Research Associate
Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management
Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government
Professor, Global Development
Tinenenji Banda

Institute for African Development

Andreu Sola-Martin

Institute for African Development