GWI Annual Report 2018

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The Global Water Institute works hard every day to make an impact in the world of sustainability. Take a look at our annual report for 2018 here. GWI Annual Report 2018

Community Engagement Conference Presentation

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Sustainable Village Water Systems Program (Jan 24th) from osuglobalwater Collaborating with organizations that have similar interests is helping Ohio State make an impact in the domain of sustainable village water systems. Several faculty, staff, and students are working together to carry out research and capitalize on projects to create a sustainable future in Tanzania.

GWI Improves Access to Water with BM Farm Africa Partnership

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The Global Water Institute (GWI) is working to improve agricultural production for subsistence farmers in the Singida region of central Tanzania, a semi-arid landscape where rainfed agriculture is a consistent struggle.. GWI has partnered with BM Farm Africa to provide agricultural education and training to two of our pilot project villages, Mughanga and Ghalunyangu. This partnership builds on GWI’s Sustainable …

Did You Know – GWI is Proud to Present an Overview of Ohio State Activities in Tanzania

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  What Our Collective Community Is Doing to Make Ohio State THE LAND GRANT UNIVERSITY OF THE FUTURE Tuesday, September 18th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Blackwell Inn Room 202 Pfahl Hall   Listen as faculty, staff, and researchers from seven colleges talk about their projects and research activities in Tanzania, and present opportunities for you to participate. Introductory Remarks:  Berry Lyons, …

Developing Integrated Strategies to Manage Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Vegetables are a critical component of balanced nutrition but present many production challenges in tropical countries.  Among these, plant diseases are especially important and are a major factor contributing to low yield and quality.  In addition, due to poorly developed agricultural extension and subsequent lack of knowledge about disease management, pesticide misuse …

Tuberculosis Research in Humans and Cattle in Ethiopia

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem. One person dies of TB every 21 seconds. In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated approximately 10.4 million people fell ill with TB accounting for 1.7 million deaths. The global incidence of bovine TB unknown due to lack of surveillance. Approximately 10 to …

Spring 2018 Voices from the Field Series Finale

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The official wrap-up of the Voices from the Field Series: Challenges & Opportunities of Data will close with three faculty who will share perspectives on their research in East Africa.  Nicole Kraft of (Communications) will address Online Teaching and Learning in Ethiopia on April 4th,  Shu-Hua Wang (Division of Infectious Disease/Department of Internal Medicine) will present on “Tuberculosis Research in …

Online Teaching and Learning in Ethiopia

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Distance education is on the rise across Eastern Africa as communities connect with each other and with universities around the globe. Assistant professor Nicole Kraft, EdD, will discuss how we are approaching distance learning through Global One Health. Wednesday, April 4, 12-1 pm Enarson Classroom Building Room 160 on The Ohio State University campus …

Household Surveys for Interdisciplinary Research: Challenges of Multidimensional Data Collection

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Leah Bevis, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics at Ohio State will discuss research she conducted in Uganda investigating the linkages between soil biophysical systems and human health. She will relate challenges she encountered and solutions attempted while collecting, processing and managing household, soil and child biometric data …

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’ …