Education plays a central role at the Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi. It is the basis on which the Center brings together academics from local institutions and those from Columbia University. Education programming leads to the exchange of ideas and transfer of knowledge. It also enhances enlightenment through understanding of the constantly changing global trends and seeking viable solutions. Some areas of collaboration are in the fields of science, arts, technology, business and engineering.
On 11th and 12th October, 2018, the African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC) held a significant meeting in Nairobi bringing together 30 – 40 delegates from the East African region. ANSRC aims to bring together academic and research institutions from across the East African region with the goal of building Ph.D. training programs in basic laboratory research in nutritional and agricultural sciences.
On August 17th and 18th, Columbia Global Centers Nairobi hosted a PGIF Workshop by Drs' Phillip Larussa, Wilmot James and Lawrence Stanberry - which involved a Pediatric Leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa. Participants were from Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, and Liberia.
The goal of this meeting was to assemble key African pediatric leaders in the academic, government and not-for-profit sectors to discuss Global Health Security Agenda issues as they relate to the child and adolescent.
On July 19th, 2018, the Director of Columbia Global Centers |Nairobi – Dr. Murugi Ndirangu, was invited by Equity Foundation to speak to a group of students who were attending the 2018 College Counseling boot camp at Brookhouse School Karen. The group comprised of 100 scholars – these being those who were going through the application process to IVY League Schools abroad including Columbia University, and over 15 mentors – these being those with some experience abroad.
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