Africa Center Map

The Africa Center at CSU: Projects and Partnerships

This interactive map shows the variety of CSU projects in Africa. Browse through the thumbnails, or click on the map for more information on each project!

Do you have a project to add to the map?  If so, please contact Renée.

Africa Center Guest Lecture: Michael Murphy

The Africa Center is excited to host guest speaker, Michael Murphy, from MASS Design Group.

Tuesday March 20, 2018 :: Lory Student Center Room 306 :: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Free and open to the public!

Innovations Out of Africa: Cities


Cities constitute a small percentage of the total surface area of the planet though African cities are experiencing one of the highest rates of growth and are least represented in global studies. Yet new perspectives on African urbanization show vibrant communities, infrastructures and spaces that shape lives, the environment and have regional impacts.

The Africa Center's Dr. David Bunn spoke with 9News in Denver about the deteriorating health of the world's last male northern white rhino.  Watch here: Infection deteriorating health of the world's last male northern white rhino.


Our panel discussion, Innovations Out of Africa: Technology held February 20, 2018, was highlighted in the Rocky Mountain Collegian.  Click the link below to read the article by below!

CSU faculty, USGS researcher discuss solutions to sustainability challenges in Africa

Photo: The Africa Center's Dr. Susan van den Heever speaks to the crowd

Photo credit: Ashley Potts, Rocky Mountain Collegian

Africa Centre Volunteer Opportunity

Our friends at the Africa Centre in Boulder, Colorado are looking for a volunteer for a few hours a week. Below is the volunteer description. They are looking for someone ASAP.
Africa Centre is located in Boulder, Colorado. It is a registered non-profit that promotes African -related organizations within Colorado. Additionally it provides resources to teach schools and the community about the magnificent continent of Africa.
Africa Centre is seeking a volunteer for 3-5 hours per week. Responsibilities would include; researching and promoting Colorado-based African events, website and social media updates, work on “Directory of Africa-related organizations in Colorado” and creating new resources for raising awareness of Africa in schools and our larger community.
Regarded skills for this opportunity include: proficient use of social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc), computer competency – MS - Office, and experience with WordPress. Would be nice to have experience with Constant Contact. Please contact Karen at: with your resume and cover letter. 

We would like to introduce you to Sun24, a nonprofit group that works with Catholic dioceses in Africa, distributing solar lights to families without electricity.

The Church distributes the lights to parish priests and catechists to sell to families without electricity.  The sell at market price so as to not distort the market.  They use the funds to buy more lights for sale.  In essence, the donation of solar lights is seed capital to allow the Church to start and grow this project. 

East Africa Program Series

Africa Center Director, Dr. Kathleen Galvin, is speaking on the first day of this program series. Dr. Stacy Lynn, who is a member of the Africa Center Executive Committee is speaking on the last day.​

Former Africa Center Graduate Student Fellow and CSU graduate, Matthew Luizza, PhD, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science was interviewed and quoted in this article published in The Economist.

Architecture that's built to heal :: Michael Murphy TED Talk

The Africa Center is excited to annouce that Michael Murphy will be a guest speaker this spring! More details on date and time to come. Until then, enjoy this incredible TED Talk he presented in 2016.

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