Research plays a fundamental role in all our activities at Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi. It is the resource that we use to tap into the Columbia University Faculty expertise which is consequently implemented on the ground to improve the livelihood of communities. CGC | Nairobi serves as a regional hub for research and collaboration as part of Columbia University’s strategy to achieve a global presence and links the continent to Columbia’s scientific rigor, technological innovation, and academic leadership. The Center provides Columbia students and academics with a base from which to conduct research in and for Africa. To encourage and support research at the Global Centers, Dr. Lee Bollinger the President of Columbia University, established the President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) which provides support to Columbia Faculty who utilize the 9 Global Centers as a resource for teaching and research activities.
President's Global Innovation Fund (PGIF)
The President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) awards grants for faculty members to collaborate with Columbia’s network of global centers. The program aims to enable the development of new projects and scholarly collaborations across global centers, in order to increase global opportunities for research, teaching, and service
Addressing Gender-Based Violence: A Public Health and Law School Partnership in Kisumu, Kenya
Terry McGovern - Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center, Chair, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health Mailman School of Public Health
Wafaa El-Sadr - University Professor; Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Professor of Global Health (in Epidemiology),Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director, ICAP
Co-Creating an Urban Displacement Solutions Alliance
Neil Boothby - Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center Mailman School of Public Health
Mary Mendenhall - Associate Professor of Practice, Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College
Nora Akawi - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Implementation Science and Global Health: Taking Knowledge to Action
Andrea Howard - Associate Professor of Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center, Mailman School of Public Health
Julie Kornfeld - Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Vice Dean for Education, Mailman School of Public Health
Proposal to convene a Meeting of key Sub-Saharan African pediatrics health care leaders and related governmental officials at the Columbia University Global Center in Nairobi, Kenya in August of 2018
Philip LaRussa - Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Lawrence Stanberry - Reuben S. Carpentier Professor of Pediatrics, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Wilmot James - Visiting Professor of Pediatrics, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Student Geology Research in the Turkana Basin
Sidney Hemming - Professor and Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Deputy Director for Education, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Stephen Cox - Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Global Learning Laboratory for Oral Health. Step 1: A Planning Grant to Create a Kenya-Brazil Cross-National Collaboration in Support of Research, Education and Policy
Kavita Ahluwalia P.A, College of Dental Medicine – IFAP Global Health Program
African Ethnographies, African Philosophies: Theorizing from the Continent
Mamadou Diouf, School of Arts and Sciences - Institute of African Studies
Men Matter: Male Engagement in HIV Services
Tanya Ellman, Mailman School of Public Health - College of Physicians and Surgeons
Generativity in deprived urban contexts: Older Adults’ experiences in slums in Mumbai , Nairobi and among Haitian immigrants in New York
Ruth Finkelstein , Mailman School of Public Health, -Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC): Laboratory based PhD Training in Nutritional and Agricultural Sciences in East Africa [funded by PGIF through 2020]
Debra Wolgemuth, College of Physicians and Surgeons - Institute of Human Nutrition
China's Aid to Africa: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities
Wafaa El-Sadr, Mailman School of Public Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons
European Union Grant – Building Resilience: Education Opportunities in Fragile and Crisis Affected Communities
We are happy to announce that the proposal went through for a grant of $50,000 each year for 4 years. The project will address; Safe learning Environments, Teaching and Learning, Conflict Sensitivity and Research Data Management and Evidence Building. The Nairobi Global Center will serve as an intermediary between Teachers College and Oxfam IBIS.
The African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC)
The African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC) brings together academic and research institutions from across the East African region, with the goal of building a PhD training program in basic laboratory research in nutritional and agricultural sciences.
Click here for more information on the ANSRC
The session was an opportunity for key Africa’s researchers, academia, and development partners to share existing science, policy, and health projects in the region, identify linkages, and explore future collaborations to combat air pollution in the region
Improving Capacity to Address Gender-Based Violence: The intersection of Public Health and the Law. A Public Health and Law Evaluation of a GBV Clinic in Kisumu, Kenya
According to a World Bank report, Gender Based Violence (GBV) is arguably the most widespread of all human rights violations, a pervasive and systemic public health issue affecting all socio-economic and cultural groups throughout the world at a high cost to the individual and society.
A group of 30 MBA students from Columbia University’s-Chazen Institute of Global Business visited Nairobi to conduct a field study on the private enterprise in Kenya. The group was on hand to learn from key business figures including Dr. James Mwangi, Chief Executive Office-Equity Bank of Kenya. Dr. Mwangi took the team through the bank’s story that spans over 25 years that involves bold leadership, change and innovation in the banking sector.
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