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.

Why blaming ivory poaching on Boko Haram isn’t helpful

In 2016, as part of a ceremony in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé, 2,000 elephant tusks were burned to demonstrate the country’s commitment to fight poaching and illegal trade in wildlife. US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power gave a speech at the event linking poaching to terrorism. 

The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through ivory poaching in Africa is a simple and compelling narrative. It has been adopted by governments, NGOs and media alike. But it is undermining wildlife conservation and human rights.

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new study led by Colorado State University analyzed the social interaction patterns of juvenile female elephants and found that orphans have less access to mature, dominant individuals than non-orphaned elephants, whose primary social partners are their mothers and aunts.

Orphan elephants have less access to mature, dominant individuals than non-orphaned elephants. Photo: Shifra Goldenberg/Save the Elephants, CSU

This investment will contribute to ENGIE’s goal of providing 20 million people around the world with access to decarbonized, decentralized energy by 2020, using the latest digital technologies

The Congo Basin forest is the second largest rainforest in the world. More than 75 million people and a wide range of endangered species depend on it for survival.

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is seeking a charismatic leader with global experience and perspective who demonstrates a personal and authentic passion for the AWF mission.

To learn more about the position click here.

We recommend the article, 'Save the Dung Beetle!' Global Science Chief Says Biodiversity Vital, by REUTERS and published by the NT Times.  

Photo credit: The New York Times

Did you know, 'There’s a strong chance that one-third of all people will be African by 2100'? Read more in this article by  that was published in The Conversation.

Photo: Population of Africa since 1900 and projections up to 2100. Gilles Pison (based on UN data)

We recommend this article by Michael Marshall, published in The Conversation: 'Technique developed in Kenya offers a refined way to map tree cover'

"Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, recently pioneered a new approach which uses satellite images and maps to show patterns linked to land use and cover change on a yearly basis. Though the technique was developed in Kenya, it can be used regionally and potentially across the world" (Marshall, para. 1, 2017).

Photo credit: NASA

Nickson Parmisa - Approaches to Managing Wildlife, CSU guest speaker

Nickson Parmisa spoke to CSU's Africa Center and Center for Collaborative Conservation on September 26, 2017.

Read the article, 'Kenya adjusts to life without plastic bags', published by Treehugger to learn how Kenya has enacted the strickest ban on plastic bags.

Photo credit: http://www.malindikenya.net

The Africa Center is excited to share the article, "Q&A with Dickson Ole Kaelo" featuring Dickson Ole Kaelo, CEO of Kenya Wildlife Conservancies. Dickson is a longtime friend and associate of Africa Center Executive Committee Member Dr. Robin Reid. Dr.

The Africa Center Coffee Socials are scheduled for 2017-18 school year!

We are excited to annouce the Africa Center Coffee Socials have been scheduled!  The coffee socials offer students, faculty, and community members the opportunity to gather and share their work in Africa, or learn about Africa (for those who have never been).  This is a great way to meet others and discuss collaboration ideas!

African coffee is served, with breakfast snacks, tea, juice, and water.  All are welcome!  

All coffee socials are held in the Montreal Room at Johnson Hall Room 108, which is the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

The coffee socials for the 2017-18 school year are:

September 6 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

October 4 @ 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

November 1 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

December 6 @ 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

February 7 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

March 7 @ 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

April 4 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

May 2 @ 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

SoGES visiting fellow Dr. Ademola A. Adenle recently published the article, Managing Climate Change Risks in Africa in Ecological Economics.

Check out this recent article from The Conversation that discusses the importance of protecting Africa's unique rainforests.

"Africa’s rainforests are different. Why it matters that they’re protected"

Authors:

Photo credit: Sophie Fauset

Mordecai Ogada, Director of Conservation Solutions Afrika – The Big Conservation Lie

Presenting on his new book The Big Conservation Lie. Sponsored by CSU SOGES the Africa Center and The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University.

Variation in population structure and dynamics of montane forest tree species in Ethiopia guide priorities for conservation and research

Dr. Kathleen Galvin, Africa Center Director, professor in the Department of Anthropology, and ​senior research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory recently received two awards; the John N Stern, Distinguished Professor Award from the College of Liberal Arts and the the Distinguished Service Award from the Office of International Programs. 

Africa Center Director, Dr. Kathleen Galvin's Presentation on Conservancies in Africa

Dr. Kathleen Galvin, Director of the Africa Center and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University, discusses her work in Africa with the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University. 

Date: February 24, 2017.

Dr. Kathleen Galvin, Director of the Africa Center and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University, discusses her work in Africa with the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University. 

Date: February 24, 2017.

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