Building Capacity in System Dynamics in Africa: The Mandela Washington Fellowship Experience

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Since 2016, two cohorts of young African professionals have come to Ohio State to take part in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Public Management Institute, geared to developing their leadership, public policy, networking and other skills.  A key component of the Institute is the Policy Analytics, Modeling, and Simulation (PAMS) workshop.  Fellows make use …

Household Surveys for Interdisciplinary Research: Challenges of Multidimensional Data Collection

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This session has been postponed until spring 2018. Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Leah Bevis, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics at Ohio State will discuss research she conducted in Uganda investigating the linkages between soil biophysical systems and human health. She will relate challenges she encountered and solutions attempted while collecting, processing …

Water Management Association of Ohio Networking Event

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Love learning? Curious about hot topics in today’s water issues? Want to discover jobs in water-related fields? On November 1, the Water Management Association of Ohio will host a career networking session where students will be able to meet working water professionals. Students may also stay to see winning posters in the categories of dam safety, floodplain management, lake management, stormwater, …

Marwa Village Community Health Consultation: June 2017

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The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community (SRTC) program invites you to a brown bag lunch presentation entitled, “Marwa Village Community Health Consultation: June 2017.” In June 2017 the Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program hosted their inaugural Intern program in Marwa village in the Same District of the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. SRTC intern Vikas Munjal, an Ohio State public health …

Strengthening Research Methodology And Data Analysis Capacity In Higher Education In Ethiopia: Challenges And Opportunities

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Ann O’Connell, professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio State, will share some experiences with capacity building for research in higher education in Ethiopia. She will approach this presentation as a methodologist and educational statistician and will provide some suggestions for how students and faculty can become engaged in international …

Brown Bag: Exploring The Role Of Women In Food Security

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Women have been identified as key players in improving household food security. However, they face many challenges. There are many interventions that have targeted women to help them bring in addition income or to help with their agricultural production. Working in Cameroon and researching in Ethiopia have provided opportunities to see two …

Marty Kress Named Executive Director of GWI

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Effective January 1, 2017, Marty Kress has been appointed to head the Global Water Institute at Ohio State. Kress served as the interim director of the Global Water Institute (and its former incarnation the Global Water Initiative) for nearly two years prior to this appointment. Kress led the development of the institute by synthesizing the perspectives and strengths of a …

Ohio State Team Leads Collaboration To Improve Agricultural Technical Institutes In Tanzania

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Article source: International Programs in Agriculture, Ohio State University A major goal of the Tanzanian extension service is to improve the agricultural productivity of the more than 75% of the nation’s 46 million inhabitants who reside in rural areas and depend on agriculture as their main form of livelihood. These extension workers are trained at one of Tanzania’s Ministry of …

MULTIPLE EVENTS: Climate Change And Adaptation In Bangladesh

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The Global Water Institute is co-sponsoring a visit by two distinguished scholars collaborating with Ohio State faculty on interdisciplinary research, education and outreach relating to coastal vulnerability in Bangladesh. Mahbuba Nasreen, PhD Director and Professor, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies University of Dhaka Mizanur Rahman, PhD Project Director, Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 Formulation Project Superintending Engineer, Bangladesh Water …