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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Prof. Loice Gachece gives her contribution during the open discussion session

Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi hosts Easts Africa Oral Health Summit

March 31, 2016

Nairobi, March 23, 2015:

Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi hosted the first ever regional Oral Health Summit that was held from 23 to 24 March 2016.  The summit was hosted under a collaborative partnership between the Columbia University Medical Center, University of Nairobi, School of Dental Science and Unilever Africa, to address the topic; “Integration of Oral Health and Health”. 

Moving the Agenda Forward for Nursing and Midwifery Research in Southern and Eastern African Countries

October 20, 2015

A conference with Columbia University School of Nursing and the Nairobi Center, brought together nurse and midwifery leaders from 12 African nations with the goal of creating an action plan that identifies knowledge gaps in clinical care and greater use of scientifically-informed health care practices.

New York Times Reports on Nursing School Conference Hosted at Nairobi Center

July 15, 2015
The study was done by researchers from the Columbia University School of Nursing and presented last week at a nursing conference hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.

Entrepreneur Addresses Second Edition of Nairobi Center Workshop

July 14, 2015
At the Thinking Big Workshop held recently at the Nairobi Center, Manilal Premchand Chandaria shared the values his family instilled in him.

Center to Host Landmark Conference of Nursing and Midwifery Leaders July 8-9

July 06, 2015
Leaders from 13 Sub-Saharan African nations will meet to create a research agenda to improve health care in the region, in an event co-sponsored by the Columbia University School of Nursing and Columbia Global Centers | Africa (Nairobi).
Dr. Belay from the CGC - Africa makes his opening remarks at the start of the presentation

International Aid Groups Release Report in Nairobi on Education Under Attack

June 22, 2015
A group of thirty key stakeholders from the education sector in Kenya gathered at the Columbia Global Centers | Africa (Nairobi) to deliberate the future of education in areas plagued by insecurity and conflict.

Nairobi Center Program Helps Bring Fresh Water to Dertu

June 03, 2015
Nearly 3,000 households, schools and a health center in Dertu now have access to fresh water.

Program for HIV-Exposed Infants Celebrates Survival of 47 Children

June 03, 2015
The Sauri Millennium Village Project in Kisumu, Kenya held the 11th graduation at Marenyo resource center located in Marenyo Sub-location, Siaya County where a total of 47 children “graduated” on March 19.
Solar Lighting Kit

Solar Lighting Kit Project Lights Up Dertu Community in Garissa

May 26, 2015
The event served as the culmination of the project to equip 42 households with indoor lights between the month of February and March 2015.

Center to Host June Workshops for Women-Owned, Growth-Oriented Businesses

May 07, 2015
Columbia Business Professor Murray Low will lead a series of workshops in June at the Nairobi Center designed to help position women-owned businesses to take advantage of the myriad existing opportunities for growth.

Program Empowers Women Entrepreneurs

March 02, 2015
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.