MIT X TAU Series: #TheAfricaWeWant

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

NOTE: The original event scheduled for April 21, 2022 "Africa’s Lessons Learned" featuring Thomas Boni Yayi, former President of Benin, has been postponed.   


The seventh webinar in a seven-part series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa.

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Claude Grunitzky - CEO, The Equity Alliance; Chairman, TRUE Africa

Claude Grunitzky is a journalist, editor and entrepreneur. A graduate of the University of London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is best known as founder and editor-in-chief of the lifestyle publication TRACE, an international fashion and music title, and as a co-founder of the TRACE TV network. He runs TRUE Africa, a media platform championing young African voices; TRUE, a content marketing agency; and The Equity Alliance, an investment fund focused on diverse venture capital fund managers and entrepreneurs. In 2012, Grunitzky's career was the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, which is taught in the "Power & Influence" MBA class.


Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MISTI MIT-Africa ProgramTRUE Africa University (TAU)

About the MIT X TAU webinar series: 

The Center for International Studies (CIS) and the MISTI MIT-Africa Program has partnered with TRUE Africa University (TAU) to host its second annual webinar series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Thursdays at noon EST, starting on March 3, TAU founder, MIT alumnus, and CIS research affiliate Claude Grunitzky, will interview the thinkers, shapers and doers who are impacting the future of Africa. Each webinar promises to be a genre-defining look into the opportunities and challenges facing the African continent and its people over the coming century.

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