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Our academic opportunities connect the Cornell community with the study of African development through programmatic resources and a student internship. To participate in an opportunity, contact us


The Bouriez Family Fellowship, administered by the Institute for African Development (IAD), sponsors exceptional students from Francophone Africa as they pursue professional training

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.

Digitalization in Africa: Pace, Challenges, Possibilities and Accomplishments

Forum that provides a space where academics, researchers, and policy makers exchange views on current political, economic, legal, and social issues on African development.