Uniting Students Across Continents through Columbia's Global Collaboratory on Africa
Growing global interest in Africa as the Columbia Global Collaboratory - Africa series, attracts 44 students from 13 countries.
October 18, 2023
Africa, home to a population of over 1 billion people, remains a focal point of research and curiosity, capturing the attention of not only its citizens but also individuals around the globe. This burgeoning interest is particularly evident among students and young professionals, as demonstrated by the recently concluded Columbia Global Collaboratory Africa seminar series. The Collaboratory, an initiative by Columbia's Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement, attracted more than 44 students from 13 diverse countries, representing 16 universities from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Following these seminars, the students will reflect, ideate, and collaborate with Non-Governmental Organizations in Kenya to learn, discuss, and raise awareness about the strategic work being done in African cities around urban development, food systems and clean energy. The Center is enthusiastic about sharing some of the students' experiences during this phase of the Collaboratory as it unfolds.