The Congo Basin Institute

Building a Sustainable Africa Together

The Congo Basin Institute

UCLA and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture are leading a multi-institutional initiative to develop the Congo Basin Institute, which will be a model for how universities, NGOs, and private business can partner in international development.


To find integrative breakthrough solutions that conserve the environment and meet the vital needs of the developing world.

The Challenges

Sub-Saharan Africa is ground zero for potentially devastating impacts of climate change on food security, human health and environment.

Our Plan

Build a center of higher learning and center of scientific excellence in Central Africa — generating research that decision makers can use to address sub-Saharan Africa’s interlocking environmental and development challenges.

You can participate by joining CBI, making use of our existing accommodation or research facilities, or donating to advance research and training in the Congo Basin.