THE AFRICA GLOBAL INITIATIVE

AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

When Jessica Ofurie came to the United States from Nigeria, she knew she wanted to be a lawyer and dedicate herself to public service. She now vows to fight homelessness in the United States.

INSPIRING ENROLLMENT AND FOSTERING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS

The Africa Global Initiative (AGI) seeks to strengthen Northeastern’s presence in Africa, and increase African student enrollment and exchanges.  Its goal is to enhance existing connections and foster new partnerships in order to fund scholarships, grow co-op and internship programs, and develop joint research opportunities with the most prestigious African higher education institutions.

Northeastern Young Global Leader Oriteme Banigo, from Nigeria, speaking at the Global Leadership Summit in Paris

EGYPT
  • 72 alumni
  • 18 students
ETHIOPIA
  • 7 alumni
  • 11 students
GHANA
  • 30 alumni
  • 21 students
KENYA
  • 29 alumni
  • 10 students
MOROCCO
  • 36 alumni
  • 13 students
NIGERIA
  • 133 alumni
  • 36 students
SOUTH AFRICA
  • 36 alumni
  • 15 students

NORTHEASTERN’s RAPIDLY GROWING AFRICAN NETWORK

  • 700 alumni/ae
  • Top countries for co-op opportunities; South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda
  • Student organizations with a focus on Africa: Engineers Without Borders; Northeastern African Student Organization; John O’ Bryant African American Institute; and Northeastern University Global Health Initiative

NORTHEASTERN’s RAPIDLY GROWING AFRICAN NETWORK

  • 700 alumni/ae
  • Top countries for co-op opportunities; South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda
  • Student organizations with a focus on Africa: Engineers Without Borders; Northeastern African Student Organization; John O’ Bryant African American Institute; and Northeastern University Global Health Initiative
EGYPT
  • 72 alumni
  • 18 students
ETHIOPIA
  • 7 alumni
  • 11 students
GHANA
  • 30 alumni
  • 21 students
KENYA
  • 29 alumni
  • 10 students
MOROCCO
  • 36 alumni
  • 13 students
NIGERIA
  • 133 alumni
  • 36 students
SOUTH AFRICA
  • 36 alumni
  • 15 students

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY: UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO ENGAGE THE NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICA’S WORKFORCE

As the continent of Africa grows its capabilities in business and manufacturing, propelling vital sectors like engineering, health, education, sustainability, and environmental sciences, college graduates with real-world experience are a necessary component to moving its countries and citizens forward. Northeastern boasts one of the most competitive and rigorous academic programs in the U.S.

Our experiential approach to education provides graduates with the skills necessary to solve problems and innovate. 

PhD candidate Solomon Menash co-founded Therapeutic Innovations in 2014 with the goal of redesigning cheaper, easier-to-use medical devices for developing countries.

Once Jessica Ofurie decided that she wanted to dedicate herself to homelessness, she volunteered as a team leader at St. Francis House for the homeless in Boston.

Alfred Brownell, a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Northeastern School of Law, has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his activism in Liberia.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AFRICA GLOBAL INITIATIVE?

 

Fundraising inquiries:

Caroline Gueny-Mentre
c.gueny-mentre@northeastern.edu 

Employers and Alumni

Aspa Papanastasiou
a.papanastasiou@northeastern.edu

Enrollment Management

Mariamma Thomas
mar.thomas@northeastern.edu

General Inquiries

Mohammed “Mo” Moro
m.moro@northeastern.edu

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