MCEDC Digest - Oct. 15 , 2018
Program News & Announcements
EDC Student Presentations 
Mondays, Oct 15 & Oct. 22 2018, 4-5:15pm 
SEEC S228 (Sievers Room)

EDC students who completed an internship this summer will be giving presentations of their assignments. 

Oct. 15 presenters are: 
-Niki van den Heever on World Bank in Chad
-Pranav Chintalapati on USAID in Kenya
-Anisha Lamsal on SPLASH in Ethiopia
-Naomi Chang on Maji Safi in Tanzania

Oct. 22 presenters are:
-Austin Riley on Water for People in Rwanda
-Kathy Junglen on Sanergy in Kenya
-Martin Premo on World Vision in Malawi
-Chris Frishcosy on International Federation of   the Red Cross in Philippines
Caleb Cord & Ken Wallace Practicum Findings Published
This past summer EDC students  Ken Wallace (left) and Caleb Cord (right) spent twelve weeks on their practicums with USAID SWS primarily in Fort Portal in Uganda. Their findings have since been published on the IRC website. Caleb's findings will hopefully result in the creation of a proposal for a piped water system to serve communities in Western Uganda. Ken's practicum was an analysis on IRC's use of "Pay as You Fetch"  Both student's blogs have also been posted to the IRC website Read Caleb's blog and Ken's blog. 
Shaye Palagi Receives Micro Grant

EDC Student Shaye Palagi received a micro grant from the CU Office for Outreach and Engagement to facilitate a forum focused on dialogue and diverse participation within the communities affected by the devastating SuperTyphoon Haiyan in the central Philippines five years ago. Shaye and the CU Boulder team are positioned to share findings and facilitate a dialogue regarding implications and recommendations for future community development and disaster recovery efforts.
Anna Libey Helps Design "Chili Briquette" Elephant Repellent
EDC student Anna Libey is an Engineering for Change Research Fellow. She, and teammates from different villages in Botswana who were a part of the International Development Design Summit, worked to develop a "chili briquette" that, when burned, can turn away unwanted elephants. Botswana is home to more African elephants than all other African countries combined and there is a problem with them encroaching on human settlements where they fight with livestock for water and raid crops. An elephant repellent would help prevent the animals from being killed by farmers or poachers while protecting the livelihood of the citizens. Read more in Anna's blog.
Kimberly Pugel Awarded Best Presentation
Kimberly Pugel was awarded the best presentation in June at the Engineering  Projects and Organizations Conference in Brijuni, Croatia. She sought to gather feedback from participants on a new method for integrating qualitative data about organization's priorities into a network analysis, in order to support groups of organizations seeking to work toward a common goal, but who face challenges reaching an agreement on the best actions to reach that goal. Read the paper titled, "Factor and Actor Networks: Alignment of Collective Action Groups for Water Sustainability in Ethiopia". 
CU Events
Better Boulder Day of Service
Sat. Nov. 10, 2018 

Participate in CU's largest day of service. This one-day service program is a way to get involved and learn more about the people and organizations in the community who are working on social and environmental issues. There are four different projects to pick from. The Volunteer Resource Center will provide breakfast, snacks, transportation if needed, and a T-shirt. Sign up today.
Webinars & Online Courses
Your Guide To Development Hiring
Tue. Oct. 16, 2018, 10am (can be viewed later if registered) 

Learn about starting a career in global development with topics ranging from everything that is happening broadly in the industry to how to write a CV as a recent graduate. Current students and recent graduates will benefit from an understanding of the current development employment landscape. Register.
Job & Funding Opportunities
Technical Assistance Senior Associate at EJCW
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled

The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW), a non-profit organization that supports grassroots coalition-building to advance environmental justice in water policy and management, is hiring a Technical Assistance Senior Associate. This is a temporary (two-year), full-time position located in the Salinas Valley/Central Coast area of CA. Read more and apply.
EEF Fall Mini-Grants
Fri. Oct. 19, 2018 - Application Deadline  

Anyone in the College of Engineering and Applied Science can apply for mini-grants of up to $3,000 for projects, education innovation and more. Grants are offered through the Engineering Excellence Fund's (EEF). Submit a proposal.
Grand Challenges Africa
Sat. Nov. 24, 2018 - Call Closes

Seed grants of up to $100,000 and Innovation Transition Grants up to $500,000 will be awarded to promote Africa-led scientific innovations that help countries better achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. They are seeking technology-based solutions that promote access to essential resources and services (clean water, sanitation) and can make a difference in reducing morbidity and mortality to promote healthy, safe and productive lives. Learn more. Apply.
Conferences & Symposiums
Posner Center Symposium 2019

Thur.-Fri., Feb 21-22, 2019 - Save the Date

The Posner Center is launching an annual symposium that will be an opportunity for organizational leaders and experts to share knowledge and experiences to improve global development work. There will be a focus on contributing to the evidence base on best practices in collaboration. Thurs. will be a networking and social event with the symposium proceedings taking place on Fri. If you are interested in being a presenter or participant, contact Burke Fishburn or Meg Sagaria-Baritt. 
International Young Water Professionals Conference Call For Submissions
Mon. Oct.15, 2018 - Submission Deadline
June 23-27, 2019 - Conference

The International Young Water Professionals Conference is an opportunity to highlight how young water professionals, age 35 and below, are making an impact. Scientific Abstracts, Technical Vocational Abstracts and Workshops submissions are welcome. This is the only international event fully dedicated to young water professionals. How to submit.
BUILD Act Passes
The Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development, or BUILD Act, passed in the Senate and the U.S. has gained a new development finance institution - the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. Development experts call it the biggest change in U.S. development policy in fifteen years. Read the article.
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