Past Event

BGU-CGC-CU-SU-TBI Africa Initiative Workshop

January 24, 2023 - January 26, 2023
12:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi - 8th Floor , Wing A,Westcom Point,Mahiga Mairu Ave, Off Waiyaki Way, Westlands

The Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (BGU) and the Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi (CGC) have partnered with Columbia University (CU), Stony Brook University (SU) and the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) to form the BGU-CGC-CU-SU-TBI consortium. The consortium intends to create a substantiated, research-based decision-making platform, which reflects on the archeological past as well the present of Northern Kenya, to guide future thinking by policymakers, donor agencies and communities.

It is intended that the research which constitutes the bulk of this program would have the penultimate aim of being able to inform and focus new development investment, climate change policy and responses and predictive emergency support.

The team has moved forward to organize a workshop from January 24th – 26th, 2023, at the Nairobi Global Center that will invite area specialists to the discussion and also seek additional support with the overall aim of producing a definitive concept that can be used as the basis for funding/grant applications to a consortium of private foundations, multilateral donors and other agencies as appropriate.