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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Dr. Belay from the CGC - Africa makes his opening remarks at the start of the presentation

Education under attack report released in Nairobi

June 22, 2015

11 June 2015; Nairobi, Kenya…

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.

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.