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 …

EVENT: Global Water Institute At GIS Day

Maureen Langlois Events, Wells to Wellness

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:  

Two More Ministries Join Tanzania Sustainable Systems Collaboration

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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 And Tanzanian Nurses Collaborate In Care For Critical First Moments Of Life

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As part of The Ohio State University Greif Neonatal Survival Program, instructors from Ohio State traveled to Tanzania in August for a one-month course to train Tanzanian nurses and nurse midwives about caring for infants in the first few minutes of life. The course is part of an expanding set of collaborative activities between Ohio State and the University of …

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 …

EVENT: Sustainable And Resilient Tanzanian Community Study Abroad Program

Maureen Langlois Events, Wells to Wellness

Resident directors Dr. Joe Campbell and Mary McLaughlin will hold information sessions for the Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community study abroad program. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to the long-term sustainable development of a rural Tanzanian community through applied service-learning focused on improving water access and quality. Dates and Locations: Monday, Oct. 3, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Kottman Hall …

GWI Collaborator And Former Ohio Governor: Bi-Partisan Call For Global Engagement

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In an op-ed last week, former Ohio governor Bob Taft and GWI collaborator David Wilhelm (Hecate Energy) made a bi-partisan appeal. Amid an intensifying election season in the U.S. (and in Tanzania), they called on voters and politicians to remember the importance of planting seeds for the future with positive international engagement. Both Wilhelm and Taft have a history with …