Tom Smith & Hilary Godwin – Building the Congo Basin Institute

Dr. Thomas B Smith & Dr. Hilary GodwinThe University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) recently opened the Congo Basin Institute (CBI) in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Expanding on the existing resources and infrastructure of the IITA campus the CBI will serve as a regional nexus for interdisciplinary research, education, training and technology development focused on critical issues facing the Congo Basin with implications for both the developing and developed world: climate change, water and food security, biodiversity, and human and animal health. Additional universities and NGOs will be added to the CBI consortium that will eventually be expanded to IITA 14 stations and campuses across sub-Saharan Africa.

Presented by: The Davis Humanities Institute African Studies Research Cluster

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Voorhies Hall – Room 228, Davis, CA, United States
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