The Africa Center Newsroom

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 Center for Collaborative Conservation (CCC) invites team applications for the 9th cohort of Collaborative Conservation Fellows. This cohort will join 134 previous fellows as part of a worldwide network of collaborative conservation. The Collaborative Conservation Fellows Program supports faculty, researchers, students, and practitioners using collaborative approaches to conservation and livelihood challenges. For this cohort, we are looking for teams, comprised of practitioners, faculty, and students. The fellowships will run for a full two years, from January 15, 2018 - January 15, 2020. Please visit our website to read the RFP, learn more about the program, and submit your proposal. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2017.

The CCC Director is Dr. Robin Reid, who is also a founding member of the Africa Center, and a current member of the Africa Center's Executive Committee.  

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"


Photo credit: Sophie Fauset

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. 


We recommend the article, We made a lightweight trauma pack to save and change lives on rural African roads, from the Conversation.  It details how researchers are trying to reduce deaths on rural Zambia roads through the use of lightweight trauma packs.

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Here is an article from the Conversation that we think you might like!

We made a lightweight trauma pack to save and change lives on rural African roads

Photo caption: These packs have already been deployed to villages in Zambia.  

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We recommend the article, "How we learned to listen to elusive, threatened frogs".

Photo caption: The Cape peninsula moss frog is smaller than 20mm and is, therefore, hard to monitor.

Photo credit: Francois Becker