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

Vision Statement

Leading change for sustainable African ecosystems and societies 

Mission Statement

The Africa Center’s mission is to foster environmental, economic, and social sustainability through teaching, research, and engagement

The Africa Center

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

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

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

•    Links diverse types of knowledge to identify and solve environmental, economic, and social problems