The 2IE-Penn State Collaborative Center creates a platform for building long-term collaborative multidisciplinary research and engaged educational experiences in West Africa, ultimately improving the social and environmental well-being of people and communities. Some of our endeavors and accomplishments include:

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Building partnerships between PSU and 2iE researchers and scholars 

RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS

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Partnership with Rockseed on agricultural development and teacher training

AGRICULTURAL PARTNERSHIP-ROCKSEED

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Engaged research on the civic engagement of Burkinabe youth in the 2015 revolution.

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT RESEARCH

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Workshop with YALI fellows on entrepreneurship and engagement conducted with local partners

YOUNG AFRICAN FELLOWSHIP INITIATIVE (YALI) WORKSHOPS

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Exploratory research on energy efficient housing conducted with graduate and undergraduate students 

ENERGY COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

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AN Entomology graduate student conducted research on plants and uploaded into the national Plant Village database 

PHOTO RESEARCH PROJECT

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Female engineering workshops 

WORKSHOPS

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Formal partnership with Rockseed for agricultural research and projects for graduate students and researchers 

AGRICULTURAL PARTNERSHIP IN BOBO