Re-Constructing the Colonial State: Experiences with Archival Field Research in Namibia

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Dr. Jan Pierskalla’s empirical analysis relies on information on the location of police stations and a near full census of police forces, compiled from the German Federal Archives. Pierskalla’s team found a mismatch between the allocation of police presence and the allocation of police forces. While the first was driven by locations’ …

Marty Kress and Michael Seid Will Present at IFA Conference 2018

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GWI Executive Director, Marty Kress, to co-lead a new session on social franchising at the International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention, February 10-13. Marty’s presentation at the convention represents a unique opportunity for GWI to have its concept for Franchising Water Services reviewed by the world’s experts in franchising. The concept is based on an idea Marty had when assessing the …

FABE Capstone Students Investigate Soil Moisture Monitoring For Tanzanian Farmers

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GWI is working with Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) team to work on an exciting Soil Moisture capstone project under adviser, Dr. Margaret Kalcic and course adviser, Patrick Sours. The team’s goal is to help Tanzanian farmers determine when and how much to irrigate their fields to improve their crop yields. As a part of the capstone project, the …

FABE Capstone Students Develop Solutions for Post-Harvest Loss

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After last year’s successful collaboration, GWI is once again sponsoring a Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) team to work on a Post Harvest project under Technical Advisor, Dr. Ajay Shah, and Course Advisor,  Kristen Conroy. The group consists of these ambitious students Colin Sasthav (Biological Engineering) – Project Manager Brandon Lim (Biological Engineering) – VP of Communications Nathan Horstman …

Challenges and Opportunities Of Data In Africa: Spring 2018 Voices from the Field Speaker Series

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GWI is once again teaming up with the Center for African Studies and the Global One Health initiative to present Voices from the Field, a brown bag speaker series featuring multidisciplinary researchers from Ohio State who work in Africa. This semester’s theme, Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Africa, explores how research, teaching, and extension efforts can capture the potential …

Eight Great Speakers Round Out Autumn 2017 Speaker Series

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The fall Voices from the Field series, co-sponsored by the Global Water Institute, the Center for African Studies and the Global One Health Initiative, brought together eight speakers in multiple disciplines to give their perspectives on the Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Africa. Over 150 people attended the series throughout the semester, with additional attendees participating remotely through live …

Brown Bag: Cooperation and Collaboration to Meet Challenges of Research in a ‘No-Go’ Zone

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series In the fall of 2013, the Modeling Regime Shifts in the Logone (MORSL) team was eager to continue their multi-year human and natural system research on the Logone Floodplain in the Far North Region of Cameroon. However, growing regional unrest spilling over from neighboring Nigeria prevented the team from traveling to their …

The 411 on Social Franchising – External Advisory Board Member Speaks With Fisher MBA Students

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Recently, a member of our external advisory board, Michael Seid, international franchising consultant, came to speak to a group of Fisher MBA students on campus. Well over 40 students attended the lecture, on a topic of great interest in the business world: franchising. Franchising is defined as licensing the right to use a firm’s business model and brand for a …

First Two “Sustainable Village” Projects Underway in Tanzania

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Two villages in the Singida region of Tanzania will collaborate with GWI and other partners in November to begin implementation of two pilot Sustainable Village Water Systems. Consisting of both water and the basic necessities needed to keep water systems sustainable (support for sanitation/hygiene, food production, and income generation), the pilot projects will serve an estimated 6,000 people who currently lack consistent access to clean water and improved …

Lunch Speaker: One Health Concepts From Traditional Healers And Professional Perspectives in Ethiopia

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NOTE NEW VENUE. Due to high demand, this event will now be in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Lounge (Room 132), Hale Hall, 154 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210 Implications For Practical Intervention In Pastoral Communities Balako Gumi Donde (DVM, MSTAH, M.Sc, Ph.D.), associate professor of epidemiology at Bule Hora University in Ethiopia will discuss fieldwork experiences focusing on …