Highlights

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.

The CE3 Project in Uganda: Entrepreneurial Spotlight

Applied Innovation

The CE3 Project in Uganda: Entrepreneurial Spotlight

The CE3 project in Uganda has been transformational for many local business owners, including David Akena. Through entrepreneurship training and increased access to electricity, David has successfully increased his business by a factor of six.

Low quality pharmaceuticals are a global problem

Applied Innovation

Low quality pharmaceuticals are a global problem

Dr. Marya Lieberman is making strides toward curbing the pervasive issue of buying and selling substandard pharmaceuticals in the developing world. With the innovation of paper analytical devices, a revolution in quality assurance is becoming possible.

Faculty Notes from USAID's African Leadership Centers

Education & Training

Faculty Notes from USAID's African Leadership Centers

Two professors from the Mendoza College of Business had the distinct honor of participating in the very first cohort at the East African YALI Regional Leadership Center in Nairobi, Kenya this summer. Similar centers opened in West and Southern Africa.

Field Notes: Providing wells in Burkina Faso

Impact Evaluation

Field Notes: Providing wells in Burkina Faso

Members of the NDIGD Monitoring and Evaluation team have been working with a local agency in Burkina Faso to dig nine new wells throughout the country, and to assess the impact increased access to wells would have on the different communities.

 

USAID Fellow Craig Iffland presents in Johannesburg

Education & Training

USAID Fellow Craig Iffland presents in Johannesburg

Two months into his internship, USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellow Craig Iffland has received numerous opportunities to present findings from the research he is conducting through the Afro-Middle East Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A Sensory Experience

Education & Training

A Sensory Experience

USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellow Lucia Tiscornia conducted research in Cape Town, South Africa as part of the Varieties of Democracy Project, co-hosted by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. 

Challenges and Opportunities in South African School Systems

Education & Training

Challenges and Opportunities in South African School Systems

Some observations from Meg Gallagher during her time in Stellenbosch, South Africa, learning about the current state of education in South African schools.

Researching Zebrafish and T. Cruzi in Bogota, Colombia

Education & Training

Researching Zebrafish and T. Cruzi 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...