MCEDC Digest, March 18, 2016
Program News & Announcements
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EDC Student Conference

MCEDC would like to put on a student conference this spring where students have the opportunity to present on their current research, pitch future research or projects, or present on their practicum or other field experience they have had. This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to all learn more about what everyone else in the program is doing! Please consider presenting on your work or experience. Contact Roxanne Reimer if you would like to present or for more information. 
New Day for the Digest

After Spring Break the MCEDC Weekly Digest will be sent out on Mondays instead of Fridays. Look forward to the next digest on Monday, March 28!

Have a great Spring Break!!!
Other Events
Understanding Zika

Wednesday, March 23
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Posner Center
1031 33rd St., Denver

The reemergence of the Zika virus continues to command the attention of public health experts and researchers throughout the Americas, and poses real concern for the global community at large. Despite media attention on the issue, many are still confused about the disease and the threat it may cause. Join in to hear from a panel of local and international experts on the epidemiology of the virus, public health responses within and across borders, and the cultural and social implications of Zika. The event is free, but you must RSVP. For more information or to RSVP visit website
Posner Center Innovators Dinner

Thursday, May 5
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
Posner Center
1031 33rd St., Denver

Join in for the 2016 Posner Center Innovators Dinner, a special evening honoring international innovators from Colorado and abroad. Innovators are the movers and shakers in the international development world.  They are not afraid to think outside the box and use new approaches to strive for lasting impact in the communities where they work. This year, two dynamic women, Dr. Karambu Ringera and Ms. Elizabeth Cook, will share their stories of forging new paths in the developing world. Space is limitted and ticket prices will increase after April 27. For more information and to purchase a ticket click here
Market Approaches to Development Course

Term: Fall 2016
Course Number: EDEN 5001
Professor: Francy Milner

In this course students will work in teams to investigate a social problem/need, and then design a solution and plan for implementation of a project or venture that addresses the social problem they have selected, based on their field research.  As part of the course, students will learn the Human-Centered Design process. Click here for more information. 
Employment & Funding Opportunities
CU-Boulder Doctoral Students Invited to Apply for Graduate Fellowship in Community-Based Research

Application Open: Week of March 28
Due: April 11

CU Engage's one-of-a-kind Graduate Fellowship in Community-Based Research models a strategy for universities to prepare doctoral students for public scholarship. Whereas emerging scholars are often forced to make a choice - "either engage in the community or do peer-reviewed research" - this fellowship is designed to enable future scholars to build strong academic careers while working on public issues in partnership with community groups. In CBR, university researchers collaborate with people directly impacted by an issue to formulate a research project or creative project that examines an issue of public concern. Visit website for more information. 
Development Cooperation Program Manager

MEDRC is a unique initiative in the Middle East Peace Process, providing an  institutional framework for multilateral cooperation on water issues between  Palestine, Jordan and Israel.The Development Cooperation Program Manager is responsible for the continued  development, fund-raising, monitoring, reporting and donor relations for the MEDRC  Development Cooperation Programme. This programme focuses on capacity building,  training and knowledge exchange in the water sectors with and between the Core Parties of  the Middle East Peace Process. See flyer for more information. 
Saha Global Summer Positions in Ghana

Saha Global empowers women in rural communities to solve their village's need for clean water and electricity by providing business opportunities. To do this Saha brings leaders from around the world to Ghana through their Global Leadership Program where they train local women to launch profitable social enterprises. If you are interested in working with a rural community to build a clean water or solar electricity business, training local women entrepreneurs how to run it, or educating families about the benefits of clean water and green energy visit the website to learn more. 
One Earth Future Paid Summer Internships

One Earth Future Foundation (OEF) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with a vision of developing effective systems of multi-stakeholder governance, on select issues, to reduce armed conflict. They are currently searching for two interns for their Research and Development department: (1) one Monitoring and Evaluation intern and (2) one Research intern. This is a paid internship with lots of fringe benefits. See flyers for first and second position for more information. 
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