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Final Round of Data Collection for Clean Cookstoves for Health Project

Impact Evaluation

Final Round of Data Collection for Clean Cookstoves for Health Project

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.

USAID Fellow Paulina Luna in Huancayo, Peru

Education & Training

USAID Fellow Paulina Luna in Huancayo, Peru

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.

RightsCA Team in El Salvador

Applied Innovation

RightsCA Team in El Salvador

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).

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Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Lamba Ka

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Lamba Ka

Lamba Ka, a communications expert from Senegal 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, such as learning to appreciate the personal and cultural diversity in this year's cohort of fellows. 

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Fellow Spotlight: Winifred Otokhina

Fellow Spotlight: Winifred Otokhina

Strengthened in faith and resolve from her experience in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, Winifred Otokhina is ready to continue her crusade for sickle cell disease (SCD) care and awareness back home in Nigeria.

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Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Florentine Nzisabira

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Florentine Nzisabira

Florentine Nzisabira, an educator from Burundi 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, such as learning about human-centered design and how her preconceptions of the United States were changed.

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Globalization the focus on 2017-18 Notre Dame Forum

Globalization the focus on 2017-18 Notre Dame Forum

Father Jenkins has invited Andrew Card and Denis McDonough, chiefs of staff to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, to discuss U.S. foreign policy in a keynote Notre Dame Forum event at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 (Wednesday) in the Leighton Concert Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. “Views from the West Wing: How Global Trends Shape U.S. Foreign Policy” will be moderated by Maura Policelli, executive director of the Global Policy Initiative in the new Keough School of Global Affairs.

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Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Mulku Sulaiman Bangura

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Mulku Sulaiman Bangura

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.

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Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Stella Sata-Rukayi

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Stella Sata-Rukayi

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.

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Fellow Spotlight: Elhadj Tidiane Diamilatou Diallo

Fellow Spotlight: Elhadj Tidiane Diamilatou Diallo

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. 

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PROJECT VIDEOS

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

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).

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Building Tomorrow's Schools

NDIGD and Building Tomorrow are working together toward building a primary school in the village of Kongota - one of the poorest communities in the Rakai District of Uganda.

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Haiti Multi-Hazard-Housing Model

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.

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Clean Water Wells in Burkina Faso

NDIGD, in cooperation with Engage Burkina and Clean Water in Africa, is working to build new wells throughout the country of Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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The Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) Project

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.

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The Tshumbe Project

NDIGD is helping to solve the challenge of limited access to electricity and connectivity for a university in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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