MIT X TAU Series: Africa's E-Governance

Tuesday, April 04, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Samberg Conference Center, Dining Room 4

This will be an in-person event and is free and open to the public.

For those who cannot attend in person, please register for and watch the webcast here

This special event is part of the MIT X TAU webinar series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa.


His Excellency José Maria Neves is currently the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde. Neves was born on the island of Santiago and became interested in politics as a teenager. He graduated at the School of Business Administration of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil. Neves was Prime Minister and Head of the Government from February 2001 to April 2016. He presided over the PAICV - Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde (African Party for the Independence of Cabo Verde), having won three national legislative elections.

Claude Grunitzky is a journalist, editor and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Togo, he is 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.


About the MIT X TAU webinar series: 

The Center for International Studies (CIS) and MIT Africa has partnered with TRUE Africa University (TAU) to host a webinar series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Thursdays at noon ET, starting on March 23, TAU founder, MIT alumnus, and CIS research affiliate Claude Grunitzky, will interview the thinkers, shapers and doers who he sees as the inventors of the future of Africa. Each of the eleven webinars promises to be a genre-defining look into the opportunities and challenges facing the African continent and its people over the coming century. 

MIT-TAU Webinar Series | TRUE Africa University | View All Events

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

Free & open to the public 
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