The Center for African Area Studies (CAAS) at Kyoto University promotes multifaceted research projects related to African studies based on four pillars of activities: Research, Collaboration, Cooperation, and Dissemination. In order to achieve this goal, we have established four sections for each activity: Research section, Network section, Publicity section and International Cooperation section. CAAS faculty staff carry out research activities within these four sections, according to the figure below.