The Columbia Global Centers provide a collaborative platform for global arts and cultural exchanges between the University and the world. The Global Centers are located in regions rich with culture that include diverse languages, arts, traditional practices, and forms of expression. The Centers impact and inform this field through a collection of invigorating training, programming, and research initiatives both at Columbia and within their local communities.
On June 14, 2018, Columbia Global Centers Nairobi hosted round two of “Beyond the Music” which previously launched in Nairobi in December 2017. The event took place in Tanzania and was overseen by Trevor Arnett, who in addition to being the Communications Officer in New York, is a talented Singer and artist.
In marking International Women Day, Columbia Global Centers Nairobi partnered with a working committee of women leaders from the African Gender Taskforce - a virtual forum comprising of about 130 women who are passionate about all issues pertaining to and that affect women. The Women deliberated on plans / programs to empower women through training in key areas such as in productivity, security, sustainability, personal development and assertiveness.
The committee established 5 thematic areas under which training would be established and implemented. These are;
On March 8, Reid Hall members, students, and faculty celebrated International Women's Day with a fundraiser for Le Filon, a local association that provides shelter and support for homeless women in Paris.