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MCEDC Digest, Nov. 6 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Interested in EDC knowledge transfer?
If you are interested in leading a seminar on a topic of your expertise, i.e. software, research area, or anything else, please contact  Amber Schrum .

Or cross-cohort mentoring?
If you are interested in talking to other EDC students regarding a specific research interest, development context, hobby, or other topic, please contact Amber Schrum. Or feel free to check out and update our EDC Contact List
EDC Student Group News & Events
EDC Social This Week

Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 5pm
Rueben's Burger Bistro, 1800 Broadway, Boulder

Join your friends for appetizers and camaraderie. Email  Emily Moore with any questions.

Have we not gone to your favorite happy hour location yet? Add suggestions here
Campus & Local Events
Development Dialogue ft. Feminist International Relations Scholar
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at noon-1:30pm at the Posner Center 
Info and RSVP Here 

Dr. Cynthia Enloe will discuss bringing a 'feminist curiosity' to the world in which we live. She'll share this through case studies on globalization and militarization and explore this concept in the context of international development. Learn more about Dr. Enloe and her book.
Innovation in Government: Meet the Millennium Challenge Corporation
Thurs, Nov 9, 2017 at 8-9:30am at the Posner Center 
Info & RSVP Here

Jonathan Saiger, MCC's Senior Operations Advisor in the Infrastructure, Environment, and Private Sector Division, will share about how MCC works, from its country-led approach to its rigorous selection process and the creation of 5-year compacts. Examples include the current Liberia Compact, and how NGOs and the private sector can engage with MCC.
Chat with Obama's Science Advisor & EWB Anniversary Celebration
Thurs, Nov 16, 2017 at 5pm
Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC

John Holdren, President Obama's science and technology advisor for eight years, will discuss the past, present and future of US science and technology policy, followed by a Q&A. Free and open to the public.

From 6-8pm join EWB for their 15th Anniversary Celebration. This VIP reception with Holdren will also be accompanied by hors-d'oeuvres, drinks, live music, and a silent auction. Purchase tickets for $25
UGGS Karaoke Night
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 after 9pm
Outback Saloon, 3141 28th St, Boulder

Join UGGS for free food and a private space for graduate students while singing some karaoke!
Update from the JMP team monitoring WASH progress towards SDG 6
Thurs, Nov 9, 2017 at 7am 

This webinar will present the main findings of the 2017 JMP update, which established baseline estimates for the new SDGs and new information on inequalities in service levels. There will also be time to quiz the JMP team on the new definitions and data gaps that must be addressed for enhanced monitoring of WASH services in the context of the 2030 Agenda. Register now!
Job Search Bootcamp
Nov 14, 2017 - The Secrets To a Stand-out CV
Dec 13, 2017 - How To Get Job Search Ready for 2018
Jan 17, 2018 - Cover Letter 101

An effective job search includes a solid strategy and CV that will catch a recruiter's eye. Learn helpful tips in this three-part webinar. Learn more and register.
Coaching and Mentoring in Humanitarian Response
Nov 29, 2017 at 5-6am

This webinar will explore the key differences and similarities between coaching and mentoring, including when to use them and effective methods to build rapport. Situational challenges of implementing coaching and mentoring within the humanitarian context will be discussed, including cultural and time constraints, language issues, and distance coaching. Register now!
Employment Opportunities
Hiring Irrigation/Civil Engineer
Starting ASAP through Dec 2018

The USAID-funded AVANSE program works to catalyze inclusive, sustainable economic growth in a potentially highly productive area in Haiti's Northern Corridor. The AVANSE project is recruiting an engineer with significant experience in the design and implementation of irrigation and drainage works. Complete details.
Program Analyst at USAID Global Development Lab

This position is located on the Lab's Center for Development Innovations "Discover and Test" team, which focuses on identifying, testing and advancing innovative development solutions. Requires at least two years of full-time professional experience with a Masters degree or six years of full-time professional experience with a Bachelor's degree. Complete details.
Hiring Water Engineers

Mbeng Adio Mushroom Farm (MAMF) is a mushroom cultivation company in the African agricultural market. MAMF is using the lessons learned over the past 10 years to establish a year-round collaborative mushroom farming venture for women. The company is hiring a team of water engineers to design and build the requisite water system for their demonstration farms. If interested, contact  Samuel Suraphel.
Latin America Regional Director
Start Date: January 8, 2018  ||   Location: Nicaragua

The operational person will distill, curate, and organize the programmatic culture, systems and supply chain of B2P. Specific focus is organizational culture and values, fostering current and developing new relationships, and moving B2P operationally to scale. More info and to apply.

Bridge Corps Fellow
Start Date: 2017 for 6-12 month fellowship  ||  Location: Bolivia, Panama, Nicaragua, Haiti or Rwanda

The ideal candidate is a young engineering professional with international travel experience who has spent time on rural construction projects and has an interest in international development. More info and to apply.

Africa Regional Director
Start Date: January 8, 2018  ||  Location: Rwanda

This operational person will distill, curate, and organize the programmatic culture, systems and supply chain of B2P. Specific focus is organizational culture and values, fostering current and developing new relationships, and moving B2P operationally to scale. More info and to apply.
Funding Opportunities
ENVS PhD Position
Applications due Dec 1, 2017  ||  Beginning August 2018

Three years of funding, including tuition and stipend, is available to enroll in the PhD program in Environmental Studies.  The PhD student will be involved in a large, interdisciplinary project funded by NSF,  "Sustainable Communities & Gold Supply Chains: Integrating Responsible Engineering & Local Knowledge to Design, Implement & Evaluate Sustainable Artisanal Mining in Latin America."  Complete Details.
2018 Radford Byerly, Jr. Award in Science and Technology Policy
Application due Dec 4, 2017

The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU-Boulder is offering $1500 award to a full-time, CU-Boulder degree-seeking graduate student in good standing in any academic department who is committed to contributing to science and technology policy. Complete details.
CWEST Graduate Research Fellowships
Application due Dec 20, 2017

This fellowship is for current and incoming CU graduate students who develop a collaborative, water-related research project with our USGS affiliates on East Campus. Research themes include water and environmental quality; water resources and snow hydrology; and water-ecosystem interactions. Complete details.
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
Application due Feb 1, 2018

Does your research align with one of NASA's strategic objectives? Perhaps to "advance knowledge of Earth as a system to meet the challenges of environmental change and to improve life on our planet"? For more information and to ascertain whether a potential research topic is relevant see the solicitation
Traveling for Conference Presentations or Research?
Conferences 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.

Research:  If you are conducting graduate research in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East or Latin America, apply for the Boren Scholarship to travel in the 2018-2019 academic year. Email steven.rose@colorado.edu for details. Application closes in late Jan.
Development in the News
Aid workers warn of 'cooling effect' after Oxfam sexual harassment scandal - Devex

Using virtual reality for trainings and international humanitarian law - Devex

Development work should start at home - Devex

How can teachers be more gender inclusive in the classroom? - Brookings
Plans underway for new US development finance bank - Devex

Smart city initiatives in Africa (Rwanda and Policy Recommendations) - Brookings

Is inequality going up or down? - Oxfam

How middle-income countries reacted to the global financial crisis - Brookings
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