Monitoring and evaluation specialist Lila Khatiwada (right) recently visited the Apac District of Uganda to evaluate the impact of clean cookstoves. Khatiwada's visit marked the final round of data collection for this project. Data collection has been carried out in the same households for the past three years.
2017 USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellow Paulina Luna (center) uses Photovoice, a community-based participatory research method that allows participants to capture their experiences through photography, with a local family in Huancayo, Peru as part of her research.
Notre Dame doctoral candidate Lucía Tiscornia (left), Professor Michael Coppedge (second from left), and NDIGD Program Director Tom Hare (third from left) recently opened a regional learning exchange on human rights and democracy in El Salvador as part of the Regional Project on Human Rights and Democracy (RightsCA).
Mulku Sulaiman Bangura, a youth advocate and ICT professional from Sierra Leone and participant in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, discusses some of the most impactful moments from the six-week fellowship, as well as what changes he plans to bring to his country moving forward, such as solar energy.
Stella Sata-Rukayi, a wealth consultant from Zambia and participant in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, discusses some of the most impactful moments from the six-week fellowship, the changes she has seen take place within herself, and how she plans to inspire change moving forward.
The work rarely stops back home in Guinea for Elhadj Tidiane Diamilatou Diallo, a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Between three companies, friends, and family, he's fully booked. But nothing is slowing his mission to create a better tomorrow for his country after the conclusion of the fellowship.
Lila Kumar Khatiwada, a monitoring and evaluation specialist at the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD), has won the Rural Sociological Society’s (RSS) second annual Ralph B. Brown Scholar Paper Competition.
The private sector has continued to take on more of a role in helping to address global development challenges in recent years. But what will be the private sector’s role in global development in the new Trump administration? This question, among many others related to engaging the private sector in global development work, was discussed in depth on April 24, 2017 when NDIGD convened a group of stakeholders in Washington, D.C., to discuss recommendations for the next generation of public-private partnerships.
The University of Notre Dame will welcome 25 bright, emerging African leaders to campus beginning June 16 (Friday) for a six-week business and entrepreneurship institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Melissa Paulsen, associate director of education and training programs, has been appointed concurrent assistant professor of the practice. Paul Perrin, monitoring and evaluation director, has been appointed concurrent associate professor of the practice.
The University of Notre Dame was among 20 universities selected to welcome 25 young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa to receive immersion training as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Since the 2010 earthquake, the Notre Dame Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences faculty have worked to design a stronger and more affordable housing model to provide resistance and structural reinforcement capable of withstanding both hurricanes and earthquakes.
NDIGD, Accenture, and HP are taking the lead to empower disconnected communities in northern Uganda by harnessing solar energy to generate electricity for Internet and communications technologies, education and training centers, and new locally developed ventures.