AFITI is a new non-profit organization, created in November, 2018, committed to promoting the exchange of knowledge, education and training between the United States and Africa.
Our Bridges 2019 Project is taking shape. We have set a funding goal of $25,000 to support two graduate student research projects in late 2019. The goal is to support two trips, one Africa-to-America trip and one America-to-Africa trip, each for 8-10 weeks.
The current plan is to start a funding drive in mid-January, 2019. We anticipate release a Request for Proposals (RFP) in late January to solicit research projects for funding.
This is our first Innovation and Technology Initiative, which we hope will become an annual event.