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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.

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Seminar
Issues in African Development Seminar Series examines critical concerns in contemporary Africa using a different theme each semester.
Seminar
IAD Monthly Global Africa Webinar on Contemporary Issues
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.
Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Postsecondary Outreach Coordinator
Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Tinenenji Banda

Institute for African Development

Andreu Sola-Martin

Institute for African Development