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Field Notes: What's in a water test?

Impact Evaluation

Field Notes: What's in a water test?

When evaluating the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)'s water project, NDIGD's Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists traveled throughout five regions of Ghana to test water samples and interview local populations.

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, Tiyani Majoko

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Tiyani Majoko

Tiyani Majoko, an attorney from South Africa and participant in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, discusses scaling up her business, learning to depend on others, and what surprised her about the American business community.

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Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Xolani Ndlovu

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Xolani Ndlovu

Xolani Ndlovu, a financial market specialist from Zimbabwe and participant in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, discusses growing in his "Three E's" (education, exposure, and experience) and working across borders to create "a future that our children and future generations can be proud of." 

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Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Aminu Yunusa Yusuf

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Aminu Yunusa Yusuf

Aminu Yunusa Yusuf, a a banker from Nigeria 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 the Capsim simulation and growing in his leadership capabilities.

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Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Dancan Onyango

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Dancan Onyango

Dancan Onyango, a digital and mobile financial services consultant from Kenya 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 a site visit to Unity Gardens on the west side of South Bend. 

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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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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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