Vision and Mission

The Africa Center invests in innovative and interdisciplinary research that cross-cut conventional disciplines in an attempt to tackle global environmental and sustainability issues. Specifically, The Africa Center members address complex issues of biodiversity, ecosystems, wildlife, livestock and human health well-being, and the interactions that occur between these issues across spatio-temporal scales. The Africa Center members are actively involved in research, education, and collaborative engagement between institutions in Africa and the United States to promote sustainable ecosystems and societies.

Collaborative Engagement for Sustainable Ecosystems and Societies

Our Mission is to enhance biodiversity, advance human and animal health, empower communities, and promote environmental, economic and social sustainability in Africa. In this vein, The Africa Center for sustainable ecosystems and societies under global change: 

•    Is a forum for issues of African biodiversity, conservation, and sustainability

•    Is a network of CSU and community members and African partners for research, education and engagement

•    Provides a platform for CSU faculty, students and community members to engage with one another on African issues

•    Links diverse types of knowledge (e.g., local, science) to identify and solve social and environmental problems