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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

 

 

Andrew Billingsley joins Columbia Global Centers | Africa as AfSIS Director

October 30, 2013

Andrew Billingsley has been appointed the Project Director for the Africa Soils Information Service (AfSIS) at the Columbia Global Centers | Africa in Nairobi.

His main role will be to provide the vision, leadership and entrepreneurial style for transition of AfSIS from a scientific research project to a trusted and demand-driven soil research and information service provider.

Vive le Festival! Columbia’s Literary Event Draws Crowds in Paris

September 30, 2013

Five days, 28 writers from 18 countries, 30 events and 6,000 people in attendance add up to what organizers are calling a successful first edition of the World Writers’ Festival.

New York Times Praises Columbia’s Global Approach

September 10, 2013
Times op-ed urges other universities to follow Columbia's lighter footprint of its Global Centers.

Ground Breaking Africa-wide Soil Map to Support Poverty Alleviation and Help Boost Food Security

August 15, 2013
African soil properties mapped comprehensively for the first time in history to help farmers grow more crops

Internationalism Evolves: Columbia and the Global Centers

August 02, 2013
"Our model is about learning. It’s about a two-way exchange of knowledge and skills,” says Professor and Global Centers Vice President Safwan M. Masri, who describes the Centers as platforms for interdisciplinary research, vehicles for new educational opportunities, and instruments for seeking solutions to global problems.

Islamic Development Bank And Earth Institute Partner To Meet Millennium Development Goals In Rural Africa

August 13, 2013

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA, August 13, 2013: The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Earth Institute (Columbia University) formed a partnership in 2011 to work with African nations to support their efforts to end extreme poverty.

New Forensic Technique may Track Illegal Ivory

July 01, 2013

Epic Elephant Slaughter Leads Scientists to Develop Dating Tool

University Announces Fund for Faculty Endeavors at Columbia Global Centers

April 04, 2013
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced plans to provide grants to faculty members to leverage and engage Columbia’s Global Center network.

Mahmood Mamdani: Perpetrators Must Be a Part of Reformed Society

March 30, 2013
Mahmood Mamdani, chair of the Faculty Steering Committee for Columbia Global Centers | Africa, writes an opinion piece in The New York Times about prosecuting government leaders who commit mass violence against their people.

Columbia Opens Global Center in Rio de Janeiro

March 21, 2013
University President Lee C. Bollinger joins this week with faculty, alumni, Brazilian leaders and a delegation of international visitors to open a Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Addresses the Future of African Leadership (Columbia News)

March 06, 2013
Activist Leymah Gbowee helped mobilize a large number of women to pray and protest for peace after years of Liberian civil war.

CGCA Holds Africa Nutrional Sciences Research Consortium Workshop on PhD Graduate Training

February 28, 2013

The African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC) held a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 24th to 25th January 2013. The first day of the workshop was held at the Columbia Global Centers | Africa while the venue for day two of the workshop was the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. The consortium project is now formally launched with dedicated staff based at CGCA in Nairobi.

Columbia University Opens Global Center in Nairobi, Kenya

January 14, 2013

University officially inaugurates seventh international hub for expanded academic partnerships, and student and alumni affairs.

NAIROBI, January 14, 2013 — In an ongoing strategy to broaden Columbia’s already extensive global presence and perspective, University President Lee C. Bollinger joined with alumni, supporters, faculty, Kenyan leaders and a delegation of international visitors to open a Columbia Global Center in Nairobi, Kenya — the University’s first in Africa.

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Columbia Business Professor Murray Low, pictured below, has led a series of workshops at the Nairobi Center designed to help position entrepreneurs to take advantage of the myriad existing opportunities for growth.

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One-Minute Vision of Columbia Global Centers

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.

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.

Click to watch the full-length version