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Our panel discussion, Innovations Out of Africa: Technology held February 20, 2018, was highlighted in the Rocky Mountain Collegian.  Click the link below to read the article by below!

CSU faculty, USGS researcher discuss solutions to sustainability challenges in Africa

Photo: The Africa Center's Dr. Susan van den Heever speaks to the crowd

Photo credit: Ashley Potts, Rocky Mountain Collegian

We would like to introduce you to Sun24, a nonprofit group that works with Catholic dioceses in Africa, distributing solar lights to families without electricity.

The Church distributes the lights to parish priests and catechists to sell to families without electricity.  The sell at market price so as to not distort the market.  They use the funds to buy more lights for sale.  In essence, the donation of solar lights is seed capital to allow the Church to start and grow this project. 

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.

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!