Bringing African researchers together to advance science

Scientists with nets and other equipment on the shore of the Mara river in Kenya.

For Yale’s David Post, it is the unintended consequence of his research and training project in Africa that may have the most lasting impact.

Post, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, heads a research laboratory that is giving Yale students and African scientists an opportunity to do fieldwork on the complex ecosystems in Kenya. This is just one example of the work being done through the Yale Africa Initiative, an ongoing effort by Yale University to prioritize and expand its commitment to Africa. In addition to closely supporting Yale’s missions of research, teaching, and learning, one of the hallmarks of the Yale Africa Initiative is to create and foster numerous collaborations and partnerships with and between various African institutions.