Highlights

John Pinter Visits Mexico on YLAI Reverse Exchange

Education & Training

John Pinter Visits Mexico on YLAI Reverse Exchange

Recently, John Pinter (center), a well-known local and national consultant and Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) mentor, traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico to participate in a reverse exchange with YLAI Fellow Germán Santillan Ugarte (right) of Oaxacanita Chocolate.

New ICT Center Unveiled in Uganda

Applied Innovation

New ICT Center Unveiled in Uganda

Recently, program manager Tom Purekal (center, in gingham) traveled to the Gulu region of Uganda to participate in the grand opening and official handover of a new solar microgrid installation and information communication technology (ICT) center at the Pope John Paul II College.

Notre Dame, Balkh University faculty meet for the first time

Education & Training

Notre Dame, Balkh University faculty meet for the first time

Several Notre Dame faculty traveled to India to meet with faculty from Balkh University in Afghanistan.

Rapid Feedback MERL in India

Impact Evaluation

Rapid Feedback MERL in India

Recently, monitoring and evaluation director Juan Carlos Guzman​ and ​members from the Rapid Feedback MERL consortium traveled to​ ​India to evaluate the potential to​ design an evaluation to provide answers to what works best for The TB Health Action Learning Initiative (THALI) project funded by USAID.

Notre Dame on Capitol Hill

Education & Training

Notre Dame on Capitol Hill

Recently, representatives from several Indiana colleges and universities, including Melissa Paulsen and John Pinter (left) representing the University of Notre Dame, visited Capitol Hill.

Assessing the Effectiveness, Impact, and Sustainability of Local Initiatives to Improve Climate Change Resilience in Mozambique

Impact Evaluation

Assessing the Effectiveness, Impact, and Sustainability of Local Initiatives to Improve Climate Change Resilience in Mozambique

NDIGD is working with a German institution, Adelphi, and ND-GAIN on a study comparing communities that enact pre-disaster preparedness and post-disaster resilience to communities without such plans in Mozambique.

Connecting peace research, action, and education in Colombia

Education & Training

Connecting peace research, action, and education in Colombia

As a part of her dissertation research, USAID Fellow Angela Lederach summarizes her learnings from the first annual International Forum on Peace Studies in Colombia.

Notre Dame - IBM Research: Understanding students' emotions in online courses

Education & Training

Notre Dame - IBM Research: Understanding students' emotions in online courses

John Dillon co-presented at a Learning Analytics conference as part of a larger collaboration between Notre Dame and IBM Research. 

Establishing a framework for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in southern Mexico

Education & Training

Establishing a framework for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in southern Mexico

John Nida reflects on the research portion of his Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH) program through the Eck Institute for Global Health.

Researching mHealth in Uganda

Education & Training

Researching mHealth in Uganda

Katie Anderson spent two months in Uganda using mobile phones to gather data on palliative care. The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) wanted to gather more data in order to aid advocacy.

First Fellow from class of 2016 departs, arrives in Uganda!

Education & Training

First Fellow from class of 2016 departs, arrives in Uganda!

As the academic year comes to a close at Notre Dame, our class of 2016 Fellows are busy making travel preparations for their fellowship programs abroad.

Spotlight on Chris Newton's work in South Sudan

Education & Training

Spotlight on Chris Newton's work in South Sudan

2016 USAID Fellow, Chris Newton, was recently featured in a news article by Notre Dame's Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

Read to Learn earns significant award from USAID

Education & Training

Read to Learn earns significant award from USAID

Major gains in Haitian students’ literacy skills through the Read to Learn initiative, led by Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)—in partnership with Notre Dame’s Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD)—have earned Notre Dame a significant role as part of a USAID-funded project in Haiti.

13 Notre Dame students awarded USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships

Education & Training

13 Notre Dame students awarded USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships

Thirteen Notre Dame students were selected to conduct research projects in eleven different countries as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Research and Innovation Fellowships.

NDIGD partners with Project Concern International on USAID Development Innovation Ventures evaluation

Education & Training

NDIGD partners with Project Concern International on USAID Development Innovation Ventures evaluation

NDIGD recently conducted a baseline study to determine migration frequency and distance, decision-making for migration, and mortality rates as a baseline.

NDIGD partners on USAID research to improve development outcomes

Education & Training

NDIGD partners on USAID research to improve development outcomes

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) is partnering with Results for Development (R4D) on a USAID-funded project focused on implementing a rapid feedback system to improve development program outcomes.

USAID Award Enables Notre Dame to Expand Global Health Efforts in Kenya

Education & Training

USAID Award Enables Notre Dame to Expand Global Health Efforts in Kenya

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and Professor Marya Lieberman have won a USAID Development Innovation Ventures award to improve global health.

ICT centers delivered to the field in South Africa

Applied Innovation

ICT centers delivered to the field in South Africa

Following the expansion of The CE3 Project into South Africa, several ICT centers were delivered to the field in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The centers will provide reliable internet connection to locations where it was not previously available. 

Field Notes: Evaluating cattle herding in Tanzania

Impact Evaluation

Field Notes: Evaluating cattle herding in Tanzania

Danice Brown traveled to Tanzania as part of a baseline study of a project implemented by Project Concern International. The goal is to help Masai cattle herders determine the best migration patterns for their livestock during dry seasons.

View the trailer for the Notre Dame YALI Film Project

Education & Training

View the trailer for the Notre Dame YALI Film Project

The YALI Film Project provides a glimpse into the experience of the 25 young leaders from 19 African nations who all traveled to the University of Notre Dame for 6 weeks of professional development, cultural immersion, and leadership training.