MCEDC Digest, March 11, 2016
Program News & Announcements
EDC Breakfast and Discussion

Friday, March 18
9:00 am
Dot's Diner On the Hill
1333 Broadway

Join us for breakfast and a discussion with fellow EDCers. This week's topic will be development success stories. It's easy to focus on the problems facing international development, but there is a lot going right too! Let's share some examples of cases we know that have worked and what makes them successful. Here are a couple of links to success stories to get started thinking about.

Other Events
Container Based Sanitation Webinar

Thursday, March 17
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Register here

As the population of urban slums around the world expands, so does the risk of public health catastrophes associated with poor sanitation. Learn more about the role container-based sanitation (CBS) can play in areas without conventional household toilets or sewage systems at a webinar organized by the Water, Health and Development Program at Stanford University. A panel of experts working in Haiti, Kenya and Ghana will discuss their experiences and findings on this innovative approach to safely managing human waste, including recent studies showing residents of low-income communities are willing to pay for subscription CBS services. The webinar will introduce the CBS concept, describe case studies and offer a moderated Q&A. The webinar will also be recorder and available after the event. 
Better Boulder Day of Service

Saturday, April 16
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sign up here

Help make a difference this spring at the Better Boulder Day of Service, the Volunteer Resource Center's largest annual service event. As Students, Staff and Faculty, you are invited to participate in a variety of projects at sites in and around the Boulder community that include building projects, landscape and grounds improvements, donation and inventory organization, trail restoration, art projects, and many more. Learn first-hand about the wonderful programs and fascinating people making an impact in the Boulder/Denver region and connect with your fellow CU community members. For more information, visit the Volunteer Resource Center's website
Engineering for You Video Contest

Deadline: May 31

The National Academy of Engineering has announced the 3rd annual Engineering for You Video Contest (E4U3) on Mega Engineering! Most of humankind's biggest endeavors are mega engineering projects that provide solutions that span disciplines, geographies, and cultural boundaries.  They are looking for 1 to 2 minute videos that (i) introduce a particular mega-engineering project, (ii) highlight its importance/contribution to people and society, and (iii) suggest contributions to its development. The Grand Prize of $25,000 will go to the most inspiring 1-2 minute video. The E4U3 Video Contest is open for video submissions from March 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016. Learn more here
University of British Colombia Water & Environment Student Talks Conference

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31
Registration Deadline: May 1
Conference Dates: June 6 - 7

Conference presenters and delegates will relate their research and professional experiences to the context of the world's changing economic, social and environmental conditions. They will explore the state of water research and issues facing the Pacific Northwest region while also adapting their experiences to a changing global context. This year's theme will allow delegates to expand their passion for water while also initiating positive change in our communities and abroad.  Graduate, undergraduate, and young professionals are encouraged to consider the large scale implications of their research and submit a poster, full presentation, or short presentation under one of the following categories: water treatment, water and the environment, water policy matters, and water and sustainability. Learn more here
Achieving Universal Access to Urban Sanitation Services Workshop 

June 6 - 7
Emory University

Providing sanitation services to the poor in slums and low-income urban areas is one of the key challenges for achieving the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular the targets of sanitation for all and reducing inequality in access to sustainable sanitation services. Currently, there is insufficient attention, data, evidence and knowledge to inform policy, programs and investments to meet the safe sanitation service delivery needs of low-income urban communities. To address this gap, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank/WSP, Leeds University, and the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University are organizing a workshop to bring together experts from the WASH and the Urban Development sectors to explore proven and new, innovative approaches that could change current paradigms for urban sanitation. The focus of the discussions will be to develop a vision for city-wide sanitation that is poor inclusive and urban service delivery that is sanitation inclusive and how to achieve this vision. See flyer 
for more information. 
Employment Opportunities
One Acre Fund Program Associate

One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. They provide farmers with a complete "service bundle" that includes financing for seed and fertilizer, delivery, training, and market facilitation to maximize profits from harvest sales. See flyer for position details. 
Water for People Development Writer

WFP is currently recruiting for the position of Development Writer to support successful solicitations and report to corporations, foundations, individuals, and bilateral and multilateral agencies through development of powerful pitches, proposals and reports, and thereby help Water For People to achieve its mission. This position is based at WFP's headquarters in Denver, Colorado. See flyer for more information. 
The Recreation Project Outreach Internship

TRP is seeking an Intern to work alongside their Fundraising and Development Coordinator in leading stateside awareness and fundraising efforts to support our crucial work in Northern Uganda.  This internship will be based out of TRP's office space in the Posner Center for International Development.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about positive social change and comfortable taking on significant responsibilities crucial to TRP's growth.  This position offers a lot of freedom to pursue areas of personal interest and to meaningfully contribute to our vital work bringing healing and hope to post-conflict communities. Click here for more information. 
EWB Nicaragua Field Office Intern

The Nicaragua Field Office Intern will play a critical role in any impact reviews of EWB-USA projects scheduled in the country. Understanding the status of implemented projects over time will better equip the organization to improve EWB's international community program delivery model for the benefit of their community partners and chapter members. In addition, the intern will play a key role in developing the structure of the internship program for EWB-USA field offices, as well as creating and providing additional field office resources and services. This will allow EWB to improve and strengthen the in-country support provided by the field office to their chapter members and community partners. See here for more information. 
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