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MCEDC Digest - June 11 , 2018
Program News
MCEDC 2.0 Executive Summary

As you may know, the Mortenson Center conducted a year-long assessment of our programs this past year. We are pleased to present you with the Executive Summary of the findings and recommendations.  If you  want to read the entire 12-page report, email a request to Robyn Sandekian ( sandekian@colorado.edu) and she will share it with you.  Thanks to everyone who provided input during the process. We are excited to continue to improve our program and ensure that our graduates meet the needs of the development engineering sector for years to come.

Conferences
Peace Engineering Conference
Mon.-Fri., Nov. 12-16, 2018
Albuquerque, NM
Mon. July 2, 2018 - Call for workshops & papers deadline

The WEEF-GEDC 2018 Peace Engineering Conference, held for the first time in the United States, is the largest engineering education gathering in the world. This conference combines several international conferences such as World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) Conference and 10th Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Conference and unites diverse stakeholders to learn, share and build long-term collaborations.
Webinars & Online Courses
Menstrual Hygiene Webinar Series
Tue. June 12, 2018, 6am

WASH United, Simavi and World Vision are launching a webinar series focusing on the menstrual hygiene landscape as an activity under the MH Alliance. This webinar is: "Solutions to Improve Knowledge, Practices & Attitudes" and is the second in a five part series.  Register.
Your Guide To Becoming A Global Development Consultant
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Working as a consultant can be challenging when you are just starting out and establishing yourself in a competitive market. In this webinar the co-founders of KeyLime International will discuss common challenges of the profession including marketing your services and finding new clients.
Job Opportunities
Engineering World Health
On-the-ground-Coordinator & EWH Institute Manager

Engineering World Health (EWH) are currently interviewing for On-the-Ground-Coordinator positions in Cambodia and Uganda (9 weeks, Dec. 2018-Feb 2019), as well as Guatemala (3 weeks, Jan. 2019).

They are also hiring an  EWH Institute Manager  who will help coordinate and develop programs in Chapel Hill, NC and then work the remainder of the year in Asia, Africa or Latin America serving as the OTGC for one Summer Institute and one Jan. Institute.
Jobs with The Aquaya Institute

The Aquaya Institute is hiring Program Associates and a Research & Program Manager. Aquaya is an independent, non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to safe, equitable and sustainable water and sanitation in developing countries. Learn more and apply.
Technical Assistance Specialist - RCAP 

Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) has staff in Washington DC and CO and is hiring a Technical Assistance Specialist. Primary responsibility is in support of wastewater and drinking water grant activities. Learn more and apply.
Job Search Help
The Future of Jobs In International Development - and Who Will Be Filling Them 
A number of aid organizations are moving their operations and headquarters to program countries. What role will professional in traditional donor countries play? Duncan Green professor in practice in international development at the London School of Economics advises, "Think about what [developing countries] need, rather than what you want to give them."   Read the interview.
Funding Opportunities & Calls
Forum on Scenarios for Climate & Societal Futures - Call for Session Proposals
University of Denver
Deadline: Fri. June 15, 2018

Researchers are using a variety of approaches to characterize future societal and environmental conditions including the SDGs. The Scenarios Forum will bring together diverse communities to share their experiences, progress and plans. Research and workshop session proposals on relevant topics are now being accepted here. The conference is March 11-13, 2019.
In the News
ATLAS Faculty Highlight 

EDC students have combined in classwork with ATLAS students and faculty over the past few years, so they'll recognize Mustafa Naseem's passion for using ICTs to help the people of Pakistain. Mustafa's work was recently highlighted in the CU Engineering magazine. Check out the article here.
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