Brown Bag: The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community Program

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community Program (SRTC) is an interdisciplinary, international service-learning program for students, faculty and staff across several Ohio State departments and Tanzanian partners. SRTC Program co-founder Joe Campbell will discuss the program’s participatory, values-based approach working with the village of Marwa and the Same District (Tanzania) to bring …

Brown Bag: Health And Demographic Surveillance In Africa: Experiences From The Last 25 Years

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Africa is the world region with the least information on population health.  Most civil registration and vital statistics systems in Africa cover a small fraction of the population and produce data that are not useful.  Consequently, the empirical basis for understanding population dynamics and population health in Africa is surprisingly thin.  Professor …

New “Voices From The Field” Brown Bag Series Focuses On Africa

The Global Water Institute and the Center for African Studies announce a new informal lunchtime forum to highlight the work of Ohio State faculty who have had significant experience working in Africa. The series is intended to provide networking opportunities for faculty, students and members of the general public. Speakers will share an account of their experiences doing scholarship or …

Ohio State A Leader For Global Education

Ohio State was recently ranked in the top 10 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 20 for its international student enrollment, according to the 2016 Open Doors Report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and …

$100M Sustainable Village Water Systems Proposal Clears First Hurdle

In June, the MacArthur Foundation issued a broad challenge: come up with an innovative solution to a big problem facing humanity, and we’ll give you $100 million to make it happen. Well, we have one. The Global Water Institute coordinated a proposal for the Sustainable Village Water Systems Program that integrated 13 international partners across two continents on behalf of …

EVENT: Global Water Institute At GIS Day

The Global Water Insitute’s Senior Research Associate Rebecca Gianotti will give a lightning talk at the campus GIS Day about using GIS to explore water resource sustainability in Tanzania. Date: Nov. 16, 2016, 10-4 p.m. Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library) More information: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/gis-day-2016/  

Two More Ministries Join Tanzania Sustainable Systems Collaboration

A global coalition led by Ohio State is working toward a unique goal with its Sustainable Village Water Systems Program: successfully fund and implement Sustainable Village Water Systems in 125 rural Tanzanian communities, and the government of Tanzania will fund an additional 5,000 communities using the same model. Developed in 2015 by Ohio State’s Global Water Institute and the then …

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

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 …