With 91 percent of global development funding now provided by nongovernment sources, how can we better understand the private sector’s interests in public-private partnership and its growing role in international development?
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) recently completed a baseline study for the Catholic Relief Services, Benin (CRS Benin) Food For Education Project, evaluating the best approaches in improving student literacy levels and school attendance.
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) has received $1.6 million from Accenture to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project. Accenture’s commitment will help to grow the existing project in Uganda and launch the project in South Africa.
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) will host their annual Corporate Impact Forum this month, focusing on the expansion of partnerships in the developing world. Representatives from both the public and private sectors will gather for both roundtable and panel discussions for comprehensive and well-rounded dialogue.
USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellow Craig Iffland is currently in Johannesburg, South Africa conducting research at the Afro-Middle East Centre. His research project, "The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law in Contemporary Armed Conflict" has led to various opportunities to conduct lectures in the …
USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellow, Emily Maiden, is currently in Cape Town, South Africa conduting research for the Kellogg Institute for International Studies Varieties of Democracy Project. While conducting research at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Emily has had the opportunity to witness first-hand the #RhodesMustFall Movement launched by UCT students. Below is an excerpt from her entry, "Rhodes Must Fall" in her personal blog, where Emily reflects on the roots of the movement, and its implications.
Shortly before I arrived here in Cape Town, a group of students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) launched a protest movement called #RhodesMustFall, which was initially aimed at forcing the removal of a large statue of Cecil John Rhodes from UCT’s Upper Campus...
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) recently completed a midterm evaluation of the Food For Education project in Honduras. Food For Education was implemented by Catholic Relief Services, in conjunction with local Honduran organizations, to improve literacy in school-aged children.
The following entry comes from 2015 USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellow, Annette Ruth. In her own words, she describes her experience of working with T.cruzi motility in Bogota, Colombia.
I am conducting my research in the Akle and Gonzalez labs here at UniAndes. Since my arrival, I hit the ground running with developing my protocol and put in nearly 60 hours of lab time during my first 5 days. What a precedent to uphold, but that is how I prefer to work – passionately. I cannot disclose the specifics of my research, for confidentiality reasons, but I can tell you that I’m working to establish zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a new model organism for the in vivo (live) study of T. cruzi motility, migration, and tissue colonization...
And, they’re off!
As thousands of students say goodbye to the spring semester here on campus, several of our USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellows have packed their bags and are arriving in their host countries for their fellowships.
So far, three of our fellows have begun their work: Annette Ruth, researching T. cruzi motility in Bogota, Colombia, Craig Iffland, researching humanitarian law in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Cecilia Lero, working on the Varieties of Democracy project in Sao Paulo, Brazil...
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) hosted a series of competitive activities stationed all across campus on Notre Dame Day in order to raise awareness among members of the community about the work NDIGD does in developing countries around the globe.
On Friday, April 17th, NDIGD had the pleasure of hosting USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship Team Lead, Nicholas Bassey on campus. Nicholas oversees the team that works directly with each of the six universities to implement the fellowship program.…
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) will engage the Notre Dame and South Bend communities by participating in Notre Dame Day through hosting the Global Development Challenge. This event will include a series of fun, education activities that relate to critical issues in global development.
Ruth Riley ’00, Notre Dame alum and supporter of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD), recently traveled to Saudi Arabia as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports and Women’s Empowerment Envoy. Ruth’s role as an envoy is to inspire women and girls through sports, and support physical education for girls.
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded an $883,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor. This grant will be used to implement an impact evaluation to determine the most effective approaches in reducing child labor in Nepal.
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. died on Thursday, February 26 at Holy Cross House. Fr. Hesburgh was a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, served as president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, and was an exceptionally influential figure in the field of Catholic higher education.
Twelve members of the University of Notre Dame community have been selected to participate in the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) brand-new Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. The twelve will travel abroad to conduct research on various global development challenges and create innovative solutions to address these issues.
Monitoring and Evaluation specialists from the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) have completed an impact evaluation baseline for the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project in Uganda. This project aims to empower disconnected communities by providing electrification solutions, Internet and communication technologies equipment, and entrepreneurship training.
Partnering with host organizations in Brazil, Colombia, India, and South Africa, twelve Notre Dame students will be completing research projects of varying lengths throughout 2015 and 2016. These students will be receiving financial support through the USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships, a partnership between universities and the U.S. Global Development Lab to help expand USAID’s Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. Its primary goal is to create a global network of researchers addressing today's most pressing issues in the developing world.
Students receiving the USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowship awards are John Dillon, Elisa Ditta, Meghan Gallagher, Craig Iffland, Stefanie Israel, Cecilia Lero, Emily Maiden, Robert McCune, Michael Penta, Annette Ruth, Lucia Tiscornia, and Kelsey Whiting-Jones...
The Mirza Family Professorship of Islamic Thought and Muslim Societies is officially the first endowed chair in the University of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs. Made possible through a $3 million gift from alumna Susan Scribner Mirza, the professorship is also Notre Dame’s first-ever endowed professorship in Islamic studies.
The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in funding global development projects. In this article, Michael Sweikar outlines ten important best practices for partnership with the private sector.
Two studies led by University of Notre Dame professor Nora Besansky are featured on the cover of the most recent edition of the prestigious journal “Science.” The studies detail genome sequencing work that Besansky has done to better understand the disease-carrying capabilities of mosquitos.
The University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) will convene an advisory committee to create the first set of national measures for urban adaptation. This project will inform adaptation policies and investments that prepare people and their environment for a changed future.