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MCEDC Digest, Dec. 11 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Mortenson Center End-of Year Celebration
Fri, Dec. 15, 2017, 11:15 am-12:15 pm
DLC 1B70

Join the EDC crew for our end-of-year celebration with brunch! Come and fuel up as you prepare for final exams, presentations and project submissions. Please RSVP by 4pm Dec. 12.
2018 Graduate Fellowship Applications
Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2018

Current EDC students may apply for fellowships for the Spring 2018 semester using the form found on this page. Applications are due by 11:59pm, Fri. Jan. 12, 2018 and we expect awards will be made before spring tuition bills are due on Feb. 5, 2018. However, awards are now processed through the Office of Financial Aid so students are responsible for ensuring that their bills are paid on-time in case this award is not posted before deadline.
Events & Webinars
Webinar: CLTS' Contributions to Ending Open Defecation
Wed, Dec 13, 2018 at 6:30-8am

The USAID-funded WASHPaLS Project is presenting key findings from a desk reiew assessing the knowledge base on CLTS program performance. The findings and evidence gaps will be used to inform the WASHPaLS research agenda. Register and learn more
Webinar: Get Job Search Ready for 2018
Wed, Dec 13, 2018 at 10am

Learn tips to create an effective strategy for your job search, present a recruiter-friendly profile, and craft a CV that gets you noticed. Register and more information.
Measurement, Evaluation & Quality Improvement Workshop
Thurs, Dec 14, 2017 at 9am
Posner Center, Denver, CO

Join for a one-hour introduction to the methodology, or the introduction and more in-depth workshop from 9am until noon. The in-depth workshop includes bringing a challenge you are facing and the opportunity to apply this methodology to your challenge. For more information and RSVP
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Student Volunteer Intern
Spring 2018, Washington DC

The Millennium Challenge (MCC) Corporation is recruiting in their Department of Policy and Evaluation for various positions related to policy and program evaluation of MCC countries. For example, positions include policy research; selection, eligibility & policy performance; threshold; economic analysis; and monitoring & evaluation.  Complete details
WASH Program Support Assistant
Washington, DC

Part-time position supporting the USAID-funded Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership. This position will support the  creation of key deliverables and reports; translate WASH sector research into summarized briefing materials; support the administration and oversight of partnership activities; and perform other project management and administration functions.  Complete details and to apply.
Translation of Spanish Technical Documents

Build Change is a non-profit social enterprise working towards reducing death, injury and economic loss caused by housing and school collapse during earthquakes and typhoones in emerging nations. Their programs in Haiti and Columbia are looking for free assistance translating Spanish technical documents into English. Please contact Trena Moya if you are  interested.
PhD Position on Fecal Sludge Management

Linda Strande's group at Eawag-Sandec is looking for a new PhD student for a thesis on fecal sludge settling and dewatering. The student would also be advised at ETH by Prof. Eberhard Morgenroth. Complete details. 
Business Project Manager
Location: Tamale, Ghana

iDE is currently hiring a Business Project Manager to commercialize a safe water product in Ghana. If you have a strong background in bringing new products to market, working with distributors, leading sales teams, and developing compelling marketing strategies, please apply here
Calls & Conferences
2018 HLPF Call for Input

The DESA Division for Sustainable Development is launching an online blog series to promote the 2018 High Level Political forum on Sustainable Development. You can suggest original blog posts to be featured in this series, which will be posted here. The blog entries could address one of  several questions such as: How can we create sustainable & resilient societies? How can we spur implementation of SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 & 17?  How are those SDGs interlinked? What are some of the challenges in implementing these goals and how can they be addressed?   Use this form to suggest blog entries.
Call for Data & Research Collaboration

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project, supported by USAID, is asking what existing monitoring and evaluation data can tell us about what drives Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) success. Complete details.
Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations
Deadline: Jan 2, 2018

For the first time the Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) Conference will be held in the US on June 3-6, 2018 in Glassboro, NJ. This prestigious event brings together some of the world's leading experts in sustainability, engineering education and environmental stewardship. The EESD is accepting abstract submissions from a broad and diverse network of academic disciplines.  Learn more and submit.
Save the Date: Internationalization Summit
Fri, April 13, 2018 at the University of Denver

Theme: "What's with a border? Inter/national engagement in a troubled world." Given the rise of insular and nationalistic movements and rhetoric around various regions in the world this is a timely focus for current cultural and global contexts affecting internationalization and higher education. Complete details
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.
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