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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 Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and Professor Safwan M. Masri, executive vice president for Global Centers and Global Development.

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Events
Columbia Global Centers | Africa
August 18, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Columbia Global Centers | Africa
August 18, 2014 to August 22, 2014
News

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 click here and 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.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network Launches Education Initiative

August 26, 2014
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network is proud to launch SDSN.edu, a new flagship educational initiative offering free online courses on sustainable development.

First Lady of Uganda eager for Karamoja drylands development project

July 10, 2014

To read the associated articles, please see the following:

Website of the Prime Minister of Uganda, here

Website of the Vision newspaper, Uganda, here

The Korea Times: KOICA joins UN to fight poverty in Uganda

August 18, 2014

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) invited The Korea Times from June 11 to 20 to take a look at its aid projects in two African countries — the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Read the article in The Korea Times here.

Event Announcement: Introduction to Film Studies (Day Program)

August 11, 2014

Event Announcement: Introduction to Film Studies (Day Program)

Monday August 18 – Friday August 22, 2014

Event Announcement: Introduction to Film Studies (Evening Program)

August 11, 2014

Event Annoucement: Introduction to Film Studies (Evening Program)

Monday August 18 – Friday August 22, 2014

New from IRI: Emerging El Niño Conditions, Notes for the Global Health Community

June 25, 2014

This report provides information to assist health planners and practitioners in monitoring the vulnerability of communities and providing time-sensitive information for interventions to reduce negative health impacts, in the context of El Niño. Publishe by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI).

Provost Announces Faculty Winners of 2014 President’s Global Innovation Fund

June 24, 2014

The 13 projects receiving grants were selected from 53 proposals by a review committee of senior faculty.

Climate and health in Africa - Earth Perspectives online journal

June 17, 2014
This paper describes the work of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and its partners towards the development of climate services for the health sector in Africa; integrating research, operational applications and capacity building alongside policy development and advocacy.

Korean Government Pledges $3 Million in Continued Support for Millennium Villages

May 01, 2014

http://millenniumvillages.org/field-notes/korean-government-pledges-3-million-in-continued-support-for-millennium-villages/

NEW YORK,  May 1 – Millennium Promise and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) are pleased to announce their continued partnership in support of the Millennium Villages Project-Saemaul with a new pledge from KOICA of US $3 million through 2015.

Sumitomo Chemical donates 330,000 insecticidal bed nets to help fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

April 08, 2014

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL DONATES 330,000 INSECTICIDAL BED NETS TO HELP FIGHT MALARIA IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Third Gift Made for Millennium Villages Project

http://millenniumvillages.org/field-notes/sumitomo-chemical-donates-330000-bed-nets/

Climate’s Role in Malaria - International Research Institute for Climate and Society

April 25, 2014

Today marks World Malaria Day, instituted by World Health Organization (WHO) Member States in 2007 as an annual “occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.” The theme for this year’s World Malaria Day is Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria. To read the full article, please visit the IRI website, here.

The surest way to save Mother Nature from man

April 16, 2014

To read the full article by Professor Jeffrey Sachs in the Standard Newspaper, please click here.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee raises her voice for Somalia in second Columbia Global Centers | Africa lecture

March 27, 2014

Nairobi, 27 March 2014: A grass-roots NGO run by a family of female doctors has created a haven of peace, health and well-being in the lower Shebelle region of Somalia, despite years of encroaching conflict and war. Amidst a deteriorating security situation and the exodus of the international community, the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF) provides a model for locally-inspired development that has made a permanent difference in the lives of thousands of Somalis. Columbia Global Centers | Africa was proud to host Dr.

Failure of education undermines the Arab world, Professor Safwan Masri reveals in Columbia Global Centers | Africa lecture

March 25, 2014
The current crisis in the Arab world is directly linked to the long-term, historic failure of education in the Middle East, and will impact the future peace and prosperity in the region following the Arab spring, said Professor Safwan Masri.

Free online course suits Kenyan student just fine - The East African newspaper

March 22, 2014

Please click here to read the full text of the article in The East African newspaper.

Columbia Global Centers | Africa 2014 Annual Report - A future free from poverty

February 27, 2014

Columbia Global Centers | Africa 2014 Annual Report - A future free from poverty - is available now in hard copy and PDF. Click here to download the PDF.

Arica Soils Information Service in the news

February 27, 2014

Addressing nutrient deficiencies in African soils

CGIAR, February 2014

To read the full article, please visit the CGIAR website here.

Uganda’s First Lady calls for fastracking Drylands Initiative

February 07, 2014

Director of Columbia Global Centers | Africa met with Uganda's First Lady and Minister of Karamoja Affairs, Mrs. Janet Museveni, in Kampala on the 6th of February.

President’s Global Innovation Fund Helps Launch Teledentistry Project in Kenya

February 05, 2014
Dr. Shantanu Lal’s Children’s Global Oral Health Initiative has launched a teledentistry project in Kenya, the first of its kind by a U.S. dental school.

African Migration and Development Policy Centre team visits CGC Africa

January 28, 2014

CGC | Africa was proud to host the team of the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) in Nairobi, Kenya, headed by Professor John O. Oucho, PhD, on Monday 27 January as part of the E-Conference on the Health Consequences of Migration, hosted online across the Columbia Global Centers and the Columbia Population Research Center in New York.

Millennium Villages make headlines in Kenya’s leading newspaper

January 17, 2014

Kenya's leading newspaper, The Daily Nation, profiles the Millennium Villages under the headline "Kenyan village an inspiration in the achievement of MDGs". To read the full article, click here

Global Online Course Taught by Jeffrey Sachs to Focus on The Age of Sustainable Development

January 16, 2014

Global Online Course Taught by Jeffrey Sachs to Focus on 'The Age of Sustainable Development'. For more, please visit the Earth Insitute website here.