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This March the Global Livingston Institute will be providing week long individualized immersion experiences and research opportunities in Uganda and Rwanda. 

We are hoping to engage travelers to partner with us on our on workforce development, sustainable farming, and international community development.

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.

Two men playing Morabaraba. Board games are a part of the social fabric of many African societies. ConstantineD/flickr

Rebecca Y. Bayeck, Pennsylvania State University

Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target. As part of its “sustainable energy for all” agenda, it has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025.

The British Academy is providing academics based in any country overseas (and active at any career stage and in any discipline within the humanities and the social sciences) with the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice for up to six months. Visiting Fellows will work with colleagues at UK host institutions in order to develop new research collaborations and/or deepen existing partnerships. 

Climate change: UCLG Africa has a responsibility to its members to report on climate change issues across the continent: Beyond Declarations – A Question of Localization

We were sad to learn that Kenyan scholar, Professor Calestous Juma from the Harvard Kennedy School, passed away.  Read more from Quartz Africa here.

The Seedbeds of Transformation conference will provide a collaborative, transdisciplinary space for people with diverse perspectives to explore transformations and the SDGs in Africa. The meeting will draw on a wide range of knowledge and regional contexts to identify appropriate pathways for achieving these goals in Africa. Designed around the concept of an innovation marketplace, this three-day conference will bring together innovators from research, government, industry, NGOs, the media and more.

Learn More here!


The Refugee Center Online is looking for refugee and immigrant authors to write Refugee Voices articles on a variety of topics. $40-$50 for each article. Learn more here!

Photo credit: Refugee Center Online