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We take seriously the health and well-being of our global community. For directives on how to stem the spread of the virus, click here. For the latest on our events, click here.

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

November 19, 2020

Seven months into lockdown: Vulnerable children are at high risk

For the world’s most vulnerable children, the closure of schools due to COVID-19 is more than a temporary evil – it could mean the end of their education. Teachers in the Education for Life program have been trying to maintain contact with students during the crisis.

Contact Us

Address

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.