Q&A With Visiting Scholar Zaina Hussein

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Zaina Hussein, a Ph.D. student at the University of Dodoma in Tanzania, is here at Ohio State this fall as a visiting scholar working with Asst. Professor Audrey Sawyer in the School of Earth Sciences. Hussein, Sawyer and others are collaborating with GWI on a groundwater survey of rural Tanzania to fill a critical data gap in that area. Hear …

Ohio State Builds Capacity In Tanzania With Train-the-Trainers For Newborns

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Last year, a team of nurse trainers from Ohio State went to Dodoma, Tanzania to train practicing nurses there about critical care for newborns. This August, they went back and taught alongside last year’s alumni to create a group of local professionals capable of saving babies’ lives. As part of Ohio State’s Greif Neonatal Survival Program, instructors traveled to Tanzania …

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 …

GWI at the OHI/O Hackathon

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The Global Water Institute has partnered with OHI/O to offer a challenge at the upcoming OHI/O Hackathon on the weekend of October 21 and 22. Students will have 24 hours to design and program an interactive utility for accessing village water data, optimized for users in the United States and in Tanzania. Interested in tackling this project? Sign up now …

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 …

Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Surveys Of Groundwater Resources In Rural Tanzania

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Groundwater in Tanzania is a critical water resource that can sustain communities during dry seasons and improve health and education outcomes for community members. Large rural areas of Tanzania lack access to groundwater, frequently due to underproductive wells and non-functional pumps or distribution systems. Improved understanding of geology and groundwater monitoring could …

Spring Service-Learning Opportunity In Tanzania

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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 …

Measuring the Substantive Representation of Zimbabwean Women’s Issues in the National Legislature

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The presence of women in African politics has been hailed by observers both inside and outside the region as a step in the right direction toward ensuring the representation of women’s issues. Focusing on the relationship between descriptive and substantive representation during the Zimbabwean 8th Parliament Session, Fungisai Musoni will analyze the …

US EPA Announces 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge

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The US Environmental Protection Agency recently opened registration for the 2017 iteration of its Campus RainWorks Challenge. The challenge is a design competition in which student teams, along with faculty advisors, are tasked with improving stormwater management on their campuses in a way that reduces environmental impacts while improving campus aesthetics and usability. Past projects have recommended installing permeable pavement, …