Where are the hundreds of thousands of forced migrants going? What unique migration challenges do they face as conflict in the middle east intensifies?
Can equitable energy distribution be made sustainable in the current paradigm of urban expansion?
Can urban African transportation systems expand access, improve predictability while encouraging ingenuity?
UrbanAfrica is a student-led organization in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is constituted as a space to explore research and practice-based interests, generate academic discussion, and elevate the analysis of Africa cities within DUSP and MIT more broadly. We do this through organizing public events, academic discussions on thematic and regional concerns specific to the African context, supporting research and practice-based initiatives and extending institutional linkages to African based groups. All members of the MIT community are welcome to attend and participate in UrbanAfrica events, as well as the broader community.
- Africa: Strengthen Citizen Privacy Protection Measures, African ID Agencies Told[New Times] Identity card agencies across the continent have been called upon to put in place more measures that will see the protection of the right to privacy of citizens using the systems.
- Africa: Malaria Breath Test Goes for Field Trials[SciDev.Net] A breath test that can detect malaria at an early stage is to be assessed in the real world in nations including Bangladesh, Malawi and Sudan.
- Nigeria: Nigerian MIT Scholar Invents Petrol Stock Monitoring Application[This Day] Abuja -A Nigerian petroleum engineer carrying out research work as a 'Sloan Fellow' in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr. Onyeizu Chinedu has developed an online real-time application that can identify filling stations or oil marketers that hoard petroleum products.
- Nigeria: CSCs Rides On Innovation, Diversification[This Day] The Central Securities Clearing Systems Plc rode on innovation and diversification to end 2015 with a N4.5 billion profit, notwithstanding the drop in the volume and value of transactions at the stock market.