About us

Africa Oxford Initiative

Our aim is to facilitate equitable research collaborations between researchers based in African institutions and researchers based at the University of Oxford.  

All things Africa in Oxford

Research, education & innovation

AfOx is a cross-university platform based at the University of Oxford with the aim of facilitating equitable and sustainable collaborations between researchers based at the University of Oxford and African universities, as well as increasing the number of African students pursuing postgraduate degrees in Oxford.

3000

Active members in the AfOx network

120

Institutions in Africa collaborate with AfOx members

32

African countries have collaborating AfOx members

A multidisciplinary platform

Building networks for impactful collaborations

Since our establishment in 2016, we have facilitated over 250 new collaborations, between 70 departments within the University of Oxford and 120 African institutions, across 32 countries and built a network of over 3000 members. Our support has enabled a wide range of research advances in medical sciences, big data engineering, astrophysics, environmental conservation, the humanities and many other areas. 

Catalyst Grants
210

Catalyst Grants

100

African Institutions

55

Oxford Departments

AfOx Visiting Fellowship Programme
57

Fellows

47

African Institutions

10

African countries

What we do

Providing opportunities for collaborative research

All our programmes are developed to enable researchers to co-design research and co-develop skills to tackle global challenges across all Sustainable Development Goals

Connect, Collaborate & Communicate

2020-2021

AfOx Annual Report

The upheavals of the past year have demonstrated that the challenges we face are global in nature, demanding innovative research and strong collaborations to overcome them. The AfOx Annual Report highlights our efforts to accelerate solutions to some of the world's challenges. We are also proud to celebrate the six 6 outstanding African graduates studying at Oxford with support from the AfOx Graduate Scholarship Programme.

Document

AfOx Team

Prof Kevin Marsh, Co-Director

Dr Anne Makena, Co-Director

Watu Wamae, PhD, Research Engagement Manager

Dr David Kerr, Programme Manager

Adelina Blaga, Programme Officer

Morategi Kale, Student Liason Officer

AfOx Steering Committee

View the members of the AfOx steering committee here