NDIGD has been selected as an institute partner for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, NDIGD will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging business leaders for a six-week leadership institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Two years ago, Germán Santillan Ugarte was part of Notre Dame's inaugural class of YLAI Professional Fellows. In 2018, he returned to Notre Dame—"a second home," as he calls it—and took some time to talk about his own positive experience in the program.
Fordham University Press has published a new book on policies and programs aimed at reducing crime and violence in Central America by Tom Hare, a senior technical associate at the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD).
Rick and Molly Klau have made a $1 million endowment gift to the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development for the development of a new student fellowship program and new academic courses, all focused on social innovation, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship.
The University of Notre Dame will welcome 14 new business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America and the Caribbean for the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.
NDIGD will initially receive approximately $1.75 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as the only U.S. partner on two separate research-assistance consortiums established to support higher education in developing countries.
An article, co-authored by an NDIGD researcher, which explores the results of a study on the quality of bagged sachet water in rural communities in Ghana, has been published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
An article, co-authored by Paul Perrin, the monitoring and evaluation director at NDIGD and a concurrent associate professor of practice in the Keough School of Global Affairs, has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Social Science & Medicine.
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.