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The Northern Rangelands Trust: Rangelands Video

From The Northern Rangelands Trust YouTube page: "In Northern Kenya, the vast majority of people earn a living through livestock, and have done so for centuries. But this is a harsh world, frequently beset by unpredictable weather and drought. Furthermore, the rapidly increasing population has led to greater pressure on natural resources, and overgrazing has rendered many rangelands unfit for both livestock and wildlife.

Visit Olduvai Gorge with Dr. Michael Pante and his team

We are excited to share with you Dr. Michael Pante's work, which is highlighted in this video that was developed with the use of drones! Continue reading to learn more about Olduvai Gorge, Dr. Pante, and graduate student Matthew Muttart, who was a student at the Olduvai Project field school

Ebola in Context: Ebolavirus, the West African Outbreak, and One Health Global Implications

CSU One Health Club, CSU Wildlife Disease Association, The Africa Center for Sustainable African Ecosystems and Societies under Global Change, and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability hosted an evening of discussion with local experts in infectious diseases, public health, and African history. The discussion included the pathogenesis of Ebolavirus, the context of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the implications of the current outbreak in the age of globalization.

Fertilizer worth spreading TED talk by The Africa Center's PI, Jessica Davis

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jessica Davis, professor of Soil and Crop Sciences and a Primary Team Member of The Africa Center has designed a new kind of nitrogen fertilizer which is created to be sustainable, economical and renewable.

SAES Future of Africa Symposium: Keynote Address

Dr. David Nkedianye's Keynote Address is now available!

Africa's Next Big Boom

Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa is about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators -- from rising education levels to expanded global investment 

Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. 

Where the Rain Falls

The Where the Rain Falls project, a project supported in conjunction by CARE and the United Nations University aims to increase understanding of the complexities of changes in rainfall patterns and how they affect food security and human migration. Through our research and risk reduction and adaptation efforts, we will provide better knowledge, recommendations and practical solutions to improve the lives of vulnerable communities in developing countries around the world.  

Of God, Rains, and Motorbikes

In Maasailand, "Enkai", "God", also means "rain". 
This documentary portrays members of a Kenyan pastoralist community on the outskirts of the Maasai Mara National Reserve as they creatively respond to challenges posed by climate change, land privatization and environmental degradation. In increasingly uncertain times, they ask themselves questions on the future of raising livestock in the Kenyan rangelands and what it means to be a pastoralist.


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