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The Columbia Global Centers | 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.

About the Columbia Global Centers

The Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of the University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world, to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange. The Global Centers, as envisioned by President Lee C. Bollinger, were founded with the objective of connecting the local with the global, to create opportunities for shared learning and to deepen the nature of global dialogue. Learn more about our history

What we work on

Videos

A Snapshot 0f the 2019- Kraft Global Fellows- students of Columbia University's visit to Nairobi. The group was led by Chaplain Davis- Chaplain of Columbia University.
CUSSW Dean Jeanette Takamura discusses the changing nature of the University's role in the world.
" The lesson from New York is that it's important to put in place very strong measures from day one to contain the virus, " as shared by Columbia Public Health's Dr. Waafa El - Sadr during a live coverage at Citizen TV Kenya.

NEWS

September 08, 2020

A global investment in public health is vital for the survival of future generations.

Every evening during the early days of the pandemic, people opened their windows at a set hour to applaud the heroic women and men who were putting their health on the line in the fight against Covid-19. In New York, London, Madrid and other cities, it became something of a ritual. For me, it was a daily reminder of those invisible workers, the public health professionals who battle the pandemic behind the scenes. It was also a reminder of how now, more than ever, we must invest in public health.

September 08, 2020

Beyond lockdown: Africa needs to ramp up its testing, tracing and treatment efforts

Lockdowns and physical distancing have proved crucial to slowing the spread of Covid-19 in the short term, but looking to the future these measures are unsustainable and have caused a lot of social and economic damage. As the race for the vaccine continues experts are now focused on improving testing, tracing and treatment efforts, especially in Africa, where life-threatening gaps exist.  

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Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi
Westcom Point, 8th Fl, Block A
Mahiga Mairu Ave., Off Waiyaki Way
P.O. Box 51412 - 00100
Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 020 4440612/ 0708440612
Fax: 020 4440930
Email: nairobi.cgc@columbia.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Closed on Kenyan Holidays.