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MCEDC Digest - April 9 , 2018
Program Announcements
TODAY: EDC Town Hall Meeting & Program Update
Mon., April 9, 2018 at 3-4:30pm
(ending in time to take bus back to Carlo's class)

Brief program overview,
a teaser about findings from EDC 2.0 discussions over the past year, 
and student feedback from the faculty search process, 
followed by an open forum for student questions. 

We hope to see you there!
Nominations Open for New EDC Student Representative

Nominate yourself to act as a conduit between students and the MCEDC Leadership team. The rep will attend weekly, one-hour Leadership Team meetings, and be active in programming development and implementation. Nominees should plan to be on campus during their elected time period. Respond here!
Join Christina Tobias-Nahi for her guest lecture during Fieldwork Methods
Wed., April 11, 2018 at 5pm
ECCR 200

This guest lecture is open to all students. Christina Tobias-Nahi will be sharing her experiences in international development. She has worked at the helm of Public Affairs at Islamic Relief USA since 2006. She has also led international programs at the Joint Council on International Children's Services related to orphan care and nutrition, and managed TechGirls, a summer program of the US State Dept and Legacy International to bring emerging female leaders from the Middle East and North Africa to DC for leadership training. For her full bio.
EDC Social This Week
Fri., April 13, 2018 at 5pm
Dark Horse, 2922 Baseline Rd

This is a great opportunity to connect with EDC students, get to know each other, and hang out in a more relaxed environment! EDC will buy appetizers, and drinks are on you. Email Emily Moore with any questions.
Special WASH Seminar
Tue. April 17, 2018 at 5-6pm (Reception to follow)

Bruce Gordon, the Coordinator of Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health at the World Health Organization (WHO) will be presenting a special seminar titled, "A global perspective on water, sanitation and health: Deep-rooted challenges and emerging issues." The presentation will review global status on water and sanitation, review efforts made by countries to address the challenge, and discuss WHO's strategy for prioritizing and tackling these issues. Read more.
On-Campus Events
Conference on World Affairs:  Highlighted Events Related to EDC
*** - Amber's top choice event for the day
For the full schedule of events or download their app to sync your phone calendar!

Monday, April 9
Water Policy: Not as Dry as You Think  
9:30-10:45am, UMC 235
Notes from Sub-Saharan Africa
3-4:20pm, UMC East Ballroom
***US Interventionism: Speak Loudly and Carry a Small Stick 
3-4:20pm UMC Center Ballroom
Tuesday, April 10
10,000 ft View of Latin America 
12:30-1:40pm, Old Main Chapel
The Global Refugee Crisis
12:30-1:40pm, Wolf Law Wittemyer Courtroom
***The Aftermath of Nature's Wrath  
2-3:30pm, UMC East Ballroom
Wednesday, April 11
Activism or Apathy: When Clicking 'Like' is Not Enough 
11am - 12:20pm, UMC West Ballroom
Education: Democracy's Highest Calling
1-2:20pm, Wolf Law Wittemyer Courtroom
***The Politics and Control of Relief Efforts
1-2:20pm, UMC West Ballroom
Thursday, April 12
***Drought, Disease and Pollution: They Don't Stop at the Border 
9:30-10:40am, Old Main Chapel
Unfair Trade: Is 'America First' Putting Us Last?
2-3:10pm, Macky Auditorium
Friday, April 13
Myanmar and the Rohingya Disaster 
12-12:50pm, Chemistry 142
***Growth and Greed: International Development
3-4:20pm, UMC East Ballroom
Public Interest Design and the SEED Network
Mon., April 9, 2018 at 5:47pm
ENVD 134

Public Interest Design includes community design, social design, humanitarian design, and pro bono. As the field develops, we must learn what works and what fails to meet a level of ethical and professional standards that the public deserves. Bryan Bell, founder of Design Corps, will present on best practices and propose a systemic way forward that can maximize the public value of design. Bell's current work is focused on a triple bottom line evaluation called the Social, Economic, Environmental Design (SEED) Evaluator and he co-founded the SEED Network. More details. 
Launching Your Science Policy Career: AAAS Fellowship
Mon., April 9, 2018 at 5-6:30pm
JILA 317

Join former AAAS Fellows for a panel discussion on the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship including Jane Zelikova (senior scientist at the Center for Carbon Removal and research scientist at the University of Wyoming), Helen Petach (senior science adviser at USAID), and Caitlin Murphy (senior energy policy analyst at the National Renewable Energy Lab).
Capability and Capacity: Children and youth take the lead in disaster risk reduction
Wed., April 11, 2018 at 3pm

Children and youth are often depicted as among the most vulnerable in the face of disaster. And it is true that the youngest children may be unable to protect themselves during an emergency, but what about older children and youth? What might they contribute before, during, and after disaster? Lori Peek, the director of the Natural Hazards Center, presents nearly a decade of research with children after Hurricane Katrina to highlight children's capacities and things they did for other children, adults, and themselves that ultimately helped spur post-disaster recovery.
Hydrologic Sciences Symposium: Highlighted Sessions Related to EDC
Thurs and Fri, April 12-13th at SEEC C120
Register for free

Rapid Assessment of Remote River Systems to Inform System-wide Basin Planning Approaches and Promote Environmental Conservation: Maranon River, Peru
         Fri, April 13th at 10:15-10:30am
Indigenizing Water Resources on the Navajo Nation: A Water Policy Analysis and Critique
 Fri, April 13th at 10:30-10:45am
Reflection on Efforts to Reduce Disaster Risk in Poor Countries: From Kennedy to Trump
Fri., April 13, 2018 at 1-2pm (lecture) and 2-3pm (reception and informal conversation)
Institute of Behavioral Science, Rm 155A

Join Brian Tucker, the President and Founder of GeoHazards International, as he discusses how difficult changes must be made if the world's poorest countries are to develop unimpeded by disasters, to the benefit of all countries. He will argue why investments in disaster preparedness and mitigation must be increased, and will explain why reducing risk must be viewed not as just an engineering and scientific challenge, but also a sociological, political and psychological one. 
Local Events & Webinars
Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities: Solutions for Dirty Water
Tue. April 10, 2018 at 7:30-9:30am online

Experts will discuss approaches to meeting the challenges of poor water quality: improving sanitation and hygiene, addressing agricultural pollution, and increasing water supplies through wastewater reuse. Join the live webcast or watch the archived webcast later. 
East Africa Meetup
Tue. April 10, 2018 at Noon-1pm
Posner Center, Denver

Join others working in East Africa for a casual meetup to talk to others working in the region and to discuss shared challenges, share connections and resources. Bring a brown bag lunch. More details.
Webinar: Intermittent Water Supply
Wed, April 11, 2018 at 7-8am online

In Dec. 2017, the Water Institute's WaSH Policy Research Digest examined the issue of intermittent water supply and the risks associated with it, and outlined the successful measures that utilities have put in place to ensure continuous supply. Register now for this webinar, a live-streamed panel discussion of their findings. You can also submit a question in advance for the panel.  
Special Opportunities 
Comedy for Climate Change:
Video Competition
Sun. April 15 - Submission Deadline

Using humor, film a short video, up to three minutes in length, and create a way to engage with people around climate change. This third annual competition is put on by Inside the Greenhouse, CU, CIRES, and the Center for Science & Technology Policy Research. 1st place prize is $400. More information.
Changemaker Challenge
Tue. May 31, 2018 - Application Deadline

Ashoka has partnered with T-Mobile to launch the Changemaker Challenge to identify and highlight groups of young people with innovative ideas and projects that positively impact their communities. The opportunity is for those ages 23 and younger and you must apply with at least one other team member. New ideas and pre-existing projects are both welcome. Winning teams will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle for a two-day intensive Changemaker Lab workshop. 
5th Annual Internationalization Summit
What's With A Border?  International Engagement in a Troubled World
Fri. April 13, 2018 at the  University of Denver

This summit will focus on conversations and learning about the current cultural and global contexts affecting internationalization and higher education. Register now.
STEPS Symposium
Sat. April 28, 2018, 8:30am-1pm at Regis University in Denver

The goal of the inaugural half-day conference STEPS (Solution to End Poverty Sustainably) is to bridge academic learning and community action by bringing together students, scholars, and NGOs working on innovative actions to end global poverty. FREE -RSVP
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.
Job Search Help
Nervous for your interview?
Once your CV has impressed recruiters and you have secured an interview, preparation is key. Many hiring managers favor competency-based interview questions, so practice for those and the classics like what's your greatest weakness. But you should also prepare for unusual questions like what ice cream flavor or piece of furniture you would be.
Webinar: Do you know how to use your inner voice for positive career action?
Wed., April 11, 2018 at 10am

During this webinar you will learn the impact of self-confidence on your career; tools to recognize when your inner voice is spreading too much self-doubt; and tips to shift your self-reflection into action and effectiveness. Register for free with your Devex login.
Career Opportunities & Calls
Volunteer Internship with EPA's Office of Water 

This position is on the EPA Water Policy Staff working to address extreme weather and its effects on EPA water programs, communities and ecosystems. More about the job.
Programme Manager
You would be responsible for (1) implementation of large, multi-country multi-stakeholder programmes and (2) development and creation of new Simavi programmes. Learn more.

Director Business Development
You would be responsible for (1) development and creation of new Simavi programmes, (2) identify, raise and manage programme funding, (3) maintain networks and partnerships and facilitate appropriate communication, and (4) strengthen and support Simavi's capacity to manage and develop innovative programmes. Learn more.
Technical & Quality Manager at Jibu

Jibu is a social enterprise that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs in underserved emerging market communities, with water as an anchor product. The job will be based in their Kampala, Uganda office. Learn more.
News Briefing
Women need both competency and confidence to break the glass ceiling
An anonymous woman shares how she overcame her inhibitions to pursue an overseas chief of party position. She now urges other women to pursue positions that they're not 100% sure they're qualified for. Here's her advice and analysis from Quantum Impact about the vast confidence gap that can sometimes separate the sexes. 
Climate change could force 140+ million to migrate within countries by 2050
While some amount of migration due to climate change is likely inevitable, the new major study by the World Bank -- which only focused on migration within countries, not cross-border migration -- found that international efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions and prepare countries for likely changes could reduce climate-driven migration by 80%. In the worst-case scenario, sub-Saharan Africa would see the most internal migration due to climate change, with 86 million people projected to leave their homes by 2050. The report also projects that climate-driven "out-migration" will occur most dramatically in a set of "hotspots," where the interaction between climate change and climate-sensitive livelihoods is likely to be most severe.
To withstand shocks in Asia-Pacific, strengthen these 4 resilience capacities
Guarding against economic and environmental shocks while moving towards sustainable development will require in-country commitment to resilience, but there is also room for capacity building boosts from the international community, said Haoliang Xu, the UN Development Programme regional director for Asia and the Pacific.  +Read More
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