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Notre Dame receives USAID grant to undertake global development research on 3 continents

Notre Dame receives USAID grant to undertake global development research on 3 continents

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. 

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NDIGD completes baseline study for CE3 project in Uganda

NDIGD completes baseline study for CE3 project in Uganda

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. 

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Twelve Notre Dame students awarded USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships

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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...

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Pooling public-private partnership best practices

Pooling public-private partnership best practices

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.

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Nora Besansky-led studies featured on the cover of Science

Nora Besansky-led studies featured on the cover of Science

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. 

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NDIGD awarded grant from U.S. Global Development Lab for USAID research and innovation fellowships

NDIGD awarded grant from U.S. Global Development Lab for USAID research and innovation fellowships

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The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) is one of six elite university programs selected for a grant awarded by the new U.S. Global Development Lab. The $219,000 grant awarded to NDIGD, with the potential for an additional $514,000 in the second and third years, is the first co-created project awarded by the Lab. The USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships will help expand USAID’s Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. The goal for the program is to create a global network of researchers addressing today's most pressing issues in the developing world...

 

 

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Ford Program helps train young African leaders

Ford Program helps train young African leaders

This week, 25 students from across Africa begin six weeks of training in business and entrepreneurship on the Notre Dame campus as part of the Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.

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