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MCEDC Digest - March 19 , 2018
On-Campus & Local Events
Peace Corps Application Workshop
Mon. March 19, 2018 at noon
C4C S435

Make your application stand out from the rest. Attend this workshop to learn how to browse volunteer openings, find the right program, and strenghten your application. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about service, learn steps you can take to improve your chances, and gain valuable tips to guide you through the application process. Register to attend.
Promise and Perils of Mobile Technology in Development: Trends, examples and a discussion
Wed. March 21, 2018 at 3pm

Join Professor Jason Neff as he gives an update on the trends of mobile technology use in Africa and how the agricultural sector may be impacted by the increasing availability of phones. We'll then go through a demonstration example of an SMS-based response system that could be used to support sustainable agriculture decision making on small-holder farms.
Info Session: Agriculture and Environment Programs
Fri. March 23, 2018 at 1pm
Koelbel 340

The Peace Corps needs environmental specialists to address conversation concerns and alternative energy issues in communities around the globe. Help improve a community's livelihood and develop sustainable solutions, while gaining global skills for your career. Join this environment-focused information session to learn about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips for the application process. Register to attend.
A Different Kind of Spring Break
Applications still open

Alternative Breaks sends teams of CU Boulder student volunteers across the country to help address social and environmental justice issues. This year's focus is: disaster relief, homelessness and poverty, environmental restoration and working at a camp with children impacted by HIV and Aids. Apply here. 
Nationalism vs. Globalism Debate
Mon. April 2, 2018 at 6:30pm
Macky Auditorium

This debate and discussion will feature former Mexican President Vicente Fox and Brexit architect Nigel Farage. Get student tickets for $5
2018 Better Boulder Day of Service
Sat. April 14, 2018

The Volunteer Resource Center invites students to participate in a longstanding CU tradition. This one-day service learning opportunity consists of various social and environmental justice projects throughout the Boulder community. Sign up by April 8th before slots fill for the projects you are interested in. 
Humanitarian Engineering Symposium
Fri. April 20, 2018, 10am-2pm
MSU Denver Campus

The Humanitarian Engineering Club at Metro State University is hosting this symposium for the first time. The goal is to bring together engineering students and faculty from the region to share their work in the area of humanitarian engineering. The are accepting abstracts which are due March 30th. Send to heclub@msudenver.edu  Further details and to register.
CU Boulder Sustainability Summit: Energy and Water Breakout Session
Sun. April 25, 2018 at 2:30-4pm in the UMC Ballroom

This session on "Ideas to Action" will gain input from a diverse group of participants on what they would like to see on campus in the coming years. There will be a brief presentation on what is currently going on for background and then a discussion of the future and barriers that currently exist. Three themes will be explored relating to Energy and Water Conservation: Students, Academics and Social Justice. If you would like to participate, email Ellen Edwards.
Webinars & Online Courses
FREE MOOC: Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges
Starts March 22, 2018 for 5 weeks

The University of Strathclyde, Gaia Education and the Social Development Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research developed this course to build capacity on sustainable water resource management, and provide a solid understanding of water governance within the SDGs. The course also introduces key technologies and techniques to build water resilience, and explores the interactions between the water-energy-food nexus and climate change. Register for free.
Webinar: Post-Construction Support for Rural Water Systems
Tue., March 27, 2018 at 9am Register for FREE

The goal is to create a system that lasts indefinitely, but the debate is how. In the past, the sector took a "give the community water" approach, building infrastructure and leaving it with the community. Now the sector has moved to a systems approach that asks, "How can we ensure that the service of water provision works indefinitely and adapts to changing consumer needs?" Join this webinar to learn the different approaches, the characteristics of successful ones and what lessons can be learned, and practical information that can be applied. 
Urban Humanitarian Response: 
Challenges & Opportunites Event
Tue., March 27, 2018 2-3:30pm 

Humanitarian crises are increasingly affecting urban areas, but humanitarian agencies used to working in rural contexts have been slow to understand the challenges and necessary operational changes they need to make. The panelists will discuss what is different about providing humanitarian assistance in urban areas and which tools can help make urban crises response more effective. Speakers include Diane Archer, Daniel Deichert, Alyoscia D'Onofrio and David Sanderson. Register to watch online for FREE.
Could a 'resilience lens' help us to better understand and use Big Data in international development?
Fri. March 30, 2018 10:30am-12:30pm 

There is a lot to learn about the links that exist between Big Data, resilience and the achievement of long-term development goals. Join the live event via webcast put on by the Wilson Center and the Environmental Change & Security Program. 
Employment Opportunities
Global Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Analyst (USA)

The Nature Conservancy is recruiting for a candidate to join their Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities team and focs on increasing shared learning and collective action across their global work.  Job Details
BURN - Chief Technical Officer

BURN manufactures and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world and they are looking for a CTO.  Job Details
Funding Opportunities
Graduate Fellowship in Community Based Research
Application open March 28 - April 23, 2018

CU Boulder doctoral students who will be in their 2nd-6th years during the 2018-19 academic year are eligible to apply. This fellowship is designed to enable future scholars to build strong academic careers while working on public issues in partnership with community groups. See the website for requirements, compensation and to apply
Traveling for Conference Presentations?
If you are presenting EDC-relevant work at a conference, a pply on the  MCEDC Resources website  for small travel grants. On the website  you can also find links to other department, college, and campus funding opportunities.
Post Disaster Reconstruction

Post Disaster Reconstruction
Dr. Amy Javernick-Will and her Global Projects and Organizations research team, including EDC Alumnus Aaron Opdyke, share their findings on their study of post-disaster reconstruction following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Sector Update
The recently released Humanitarian Inclusion Standards Report brings together standards, key actions, and practical guidance for including older people and people with disabilities in emergency responses. Reference this document for tools, resources, and case studies illustrating how these marginalized groups can better participate in humanitarian action.
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