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.
Education & Training
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.
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.
The University of Notre Dame is sending nine students abroad to address pressing global development challenges through research as part of a grant with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), managed by the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD).
Curtis L. Etherly, Jr., the director of federal affairs and international stakeholder relations for The Coca-Cola Company, will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Notre Dame Global Pathways Forum on Monday, April 24, at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.
Before the summer of 2016, Dr. Rania Ibrahim, a Notre Dame Mandela Washington Fellow from Ethiopia, and Dr. Olubunmi Okanlami ’08 EMBA, then a critical care pediatrician with Memorial Hospital of South Bend, were strangers separated by an ocean. Neither one could have anticipated the high-impact professional relationship that would blossom during the six-week business and entrepreneurship-based program.
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).
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.
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, in cooperation with Engage Burkina and Clean Water in Africa, is working to build new wells throughout the country of Burkina Faso, West Africa.
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.
NDIGD is helping to solve the challenge of limited access to electricity and connectivity for a university in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.