Spring Service-Learning Opportunity In Tanzania

Nathaniel Kramer Student Activities, Wells to Wellness

The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program has announced a series of informational sessions for their upcoming service-learning trip in May of 2018. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to help a Tanzanian village address problems involving water access, public health, and gender equity. Interested students can find more information on the dates and times of these info sessions on the program …

Guest Post: Farmer’s Day Exhibitions Invite Innovation For Food Production In Tanzania

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

Happy Nane Nane Day In Tanzania, Nane Nane Day is celebrated on August 8 with a week-long fair to recognize the important contribution of farmers to the national Tanzanian economy. Nane Nane (8/8) means “eight eight” in Swahili. This year’s (2017) Nane Nane theme is “Zalisha kwa tija mazao na bidhaa za Kilimo, Mifugo na Uvuvi ili kufikia uchumi wa …

Ohio State Student Farm Test Drives Irrigation Scheme For African Smallholder Farmers

Chaitanya Balasubramanyam Student Activities

When Peter Ngimbwa, a Tanzanian student in The Ohio State University Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, defended his Master’s thesis and returned to Tanzania, it seemed possible that a drip irrigation planning tool he had developed along with faculty member Andy Ward might be destined for oblivion, as too often happens with student projects. But a team of …

Tackling Infectious Disease With A Systems Approach: Two Stories From East Africa

Maureen Langlois Events, Brown Bag Series, Wells to Wellness

A lunch forum featuring three international visitors working with Ohio State in East Africa. Date: Wednesday, June 14, 12-2 Location: Enarson Classroom Building Room 160 on the Ohio State University campus Lunch will be provided (please register for a lunch) Please join international visitors working with Ohio State’s Global One Health Initiative and the Global Water Institute to learn about …

Brown Bag: The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community Program

Maureen Langlois Events, Brown Bag Series, Wells to Wellness

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

Maureen Langlois Events, Brown Bag Series

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

Maureen Langlois Brown Bag Series, Events, Wells to Wellness

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

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

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

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

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 …