Penn State Programs in Africa

Penn State has numerous research and educational projects underway across the African continent. Programs described here are ones that integrate teaching, research and outreach activities; are long-term; and are undertaken in close collaboration with African partners. A few of these programs are directly administered by AESEDA; most, however, result from faculty initiatives in the academic colleges and campuses of the University.

Programs

  1. Ag2Africa

    The College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State has been working for more than three decades with partners in Africa, and current college involvement in the continent is at an all-time high. CAS has developed a wide range of programs...
  2. Parks and People: Tanzania, Udzungwa Mountains

    Conservation of Nature and Community at Udzungwa Mountains National Park: Mang’ula, Tanzania. Udzungwa Mountains National Park lies in south-central Tanzania, about 200 miles west of the coastal city of Dar es Salaam. Containing some of the highest biological diversity in Africa,...
  3. Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

    HESE brings together students and faculty from various disciplines to develop innovative and practical technology-based solutions to address the most compelling challenges facing the developing world and marginalized communities. The quest is for solutions with the four hallmarks of sustainability...
  4. AfricaArray

    AfricaArray is an innovative programme to promote, strengthen and maintain a workforce of highly trained African geoscientists and researchers for Africa. Well-trained geoscience professionals are key to sustainable development as demand grows for Africa’s natural resources and as Africa’s environment...
  5. Global Health Fieldwork Program in Africa

    The GLBHL minor is designed to provide undergraduate students with an interdisciplinary exposure to the theoretical, scientific and practical issues affecting the health of populations in various countries and regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on encouraging students to...
  6. Parks and People: South Africa Wild Coast

    Parks and People: South Africa integrates an undergraduate study abroad program with on-going faculty research in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.  The program is conducted in partnership with the University of Cape Town and the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism...
  7. Youth and Enterprise Development in Kenya

    Through an interdisciplinary collaboration with a national program for street children in Kenya, Penn State faculty and students are addressing some of the most challenging issues in development.   The Children and Youth Empowerment Centre (CYEC), Nyeri, is a dynamic and...