Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of the University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange.

An introduction and overview of Columbia Global Centers, featuring comments from Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, and the directors of the global centers.

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Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall at Columbia University
April 10, 2015

Program Empowers Women Entrepreneurs

March 02, 2015

In partnership with the Kenya Association of Women Business Owners and local university business schools, Columbia Global Centers | Africa plans to facilitate trainings for women owned medium-enterprises with a quest to grow their companies, open up employment opportunities and contribute to the country’s gross domestic product.

Center Hosts Sustainable Development Course for Columbia and Princeton Students

March 01, 2015
A joint team of students from Columbia and Princeton Universities attended a course in Nairobi at Columbia Global Centers | Africa as part of their Sustainable Development in Practice program.

Prof. Richard Peña’s Take on State of Kenyan Film Industry (Daily Nation)

September 15, 2014
Film Professor Richard Peña's talk at the Nairobi Center covered by the Daily Nation newspaper.

Mayange Millennium Village - A model for rural development in Africa

September 11, 2014

Mayange, Rwanda, is one of 14 Millennium Villages in ten African countries. Since the start of the Millennium Village Project in 2006, the village has undergone a radical transformation through the collaborative effort of the commity, the Government of Rwanda and the Project team, and can be viewed as a model for rural development. 

To get a sense of Mayange's progress, please view our most recent video below. 

MSNBC features Mayange Millennium Village

September 03, 2014

In July, the MSNBC crew visited Mayage Millennium Village to profile the community's progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

To view the photo essays and related story, please visit the MSNBC website:

A new frontier for women's education in Africa here

Finding water in Rwanda here

Millennium Villages featured in Czech magazine, Rozvojovka

September 05, 2014

To read the full article in Czech in Rozvojovka Magazine, please access page two. 

Strengthening National Climate Data and Information for Malaria Decision-Making in Africa

August 28, 2014

The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership has recently supported an executive briefing and national stakeholder consultation with partners in Ethiopia and Tanzania on “Strengthening National Climate Data and Information for Malaria Decision-Making in Africa” held August 4-5, 2014 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The meeting provided an overview of existing programs and research using climate science and information in operational malaria research and practical decision making in East Africa and identified opportunities for further collaboration and investment.