NAIROBI COVID-19 Update:

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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

July 22, 2020

Digitizing K-12 Education: Capturing the COVID-19 Experience and Imagining the Future

COVID-19 has exacerbated structural inequities and revealed gaps in pedagogical knowledge and infrastructure to support the use of technology for instruction. From this Webinar, we will hear the impact COVID-19 has had on education and instructional strategies in primary and secondary education that can support online teaching and learning - in the US, Kenya, Turkey, and globally.

July 17, 2020

Part 1: Oral Health and Healthcare during COVID-19: Lessons from India, Kenya and the United States

This was the first panel of a two-part panel series hosted by the Columbia Global Centers| Nairobi and Columbia Global Centers| Mumbai. The purpose of this series was to discuss lessons learned from India, Kenya and the United States in finding innovative ways to provide in-person and virtual clinical and outreach services in dental healthcare delivery during this pandemic. 

July 14, 2020

Navigating Work and Home Responsibilities during the Pandemic

Along with the terrible toll it has exacted in lives lost, as well as negative health and economic impacts, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced dramatic changes in how families must navigate work both inside and outside of the home. This webinar brought together a team of experts who addressed issues that are being experienced in the home as a result of the pandemic and provided helpful tips on how to deal with these challenges.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.