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Africa

Maasai Wooden Church with Fence in Africa

Explore the Berkley Center’s resources on Africa, which include mapping work on faith-inspired development organizations in Senegal, Kenya, and Nigeria; case studies on issues such as education, child welfare, and global health; and an interview series with peacebuilders from Rwanda, South Africa, Mozambique, and Sudan.

Current and Past Projects

Kenyan Man Sewing

Country Mapping: Kenya

This project will identify and examine how faith-inspired organizations and religious leaders engage in development in Kenya, mapping their involvement and particular challenges and opportunities.
Nigerian Woman and Child Under a Bed Net

Country Mapping: Nigeria

This project, a collaboration between the World Faiths Development Dialogue and the Berkley Center, aims to explore how faith-inspired organizations and religious leaders engage in the many facets of Nigeria’s development, mapping their involvement and particular challenges and opportunities.
Grand Mosque of Touba in Senegal

Country Mapping: Senegal

This project explored Senegal’s current landscape in order to inform policies and understand the roles that religious communities have played both in promoting and discouraging development efforts.
Tanzanian woman in blue headscarf and yellow dress walking down the street

Country Mapping: Tanzania

This project, a collaboration between the World Faiths Development Dialogue and the Berkley Center, aims to explore how faith-inspired organizations and religious leaders engage in the many facets of Tanzania's development.

Interviews

Discover the firsthand experiences of faith leaders, activists, and peacebuilding practitioners working on issues ranging from development and education to conflict resolution and foreign policy.

For over a decade, Berkley Center scholars and students have been conducting interviews with individuals working at the intersection of religion and world affairs. These discussions offer unique insights into the inner workings of a wide spectrum of professions touched by religion with interviewees ranging from the highest levels of leadership of international organizations to on-the-ground practitioners. Explore individual interviews here or follow links to our interview collections below:

Blog Posts

Publications

Event Summary July 22, 2020

Food and Faith Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis: Directions Ahead?

This event summary highlights contributions to a July 8, 2020 Berkley Center webinar on “Food and Faith Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis: Directions Ahead?” drawing on the insights of development practitioners and leaders who focus on food security.