MCEDC Digest, April 25, 2016
Program News & Announcements
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EDC Breakfast & Discussion

Friday, April 29
9:00 am
Dot's Diner on the Hill
1333 Broadway

Join us for the last EDC breakfast and discussion of the 2015-16 school year! This week we will be discussing religion and the many ways it can influence development. Come prepared for a lively discussion on this important topic!
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Congratulations to All EDC Certificate Recipients!

Graduating in May 2016 
Timothy Clarkin, MS
Jonathan Kohlenberg, MS
Fabien Maillard, MS
Riley Mulhern, MS
Matthew Rankins, MS
Roxanne Reimer, MS
Whitney Rucker, MS
Jessica Scanlon, BS/MS
Ryan Wienpahl, MS
Nicholas Valcourt, MS
Graduated in December 2015
Trent Holden, MS
Elizabeth O'Brien, EDC certificate only
Nicole Seminara, MS
 
Earned Certificate, Graduating Later
Brittany Carl, PhD student
Rebekah Daniel, PhD student
Madalyn Kern, PhD student
Alia Khan, PhD student
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2016 Practicum Students and Locations

Student Organization Location
Bryan Bei World Vision Zambia
Matthew Bentley Yunan Coffee China
Melanie Broman Water for People Malawi
Allison Davis Eawag India
Benjamin Greiner Water for People Rwanda
Diane Kim BuildChange Indonesia
Kaitlin Mattos University of Alaska, Anchorage
Alaska Tribal Health Consortium
Alaska
Shaye Palagi Housing and Community Development Office Philippines
Diego Sanchez Project Bona Fide Nicaragua

Other Events
Remembering Nepal - One Year Later

TODAY, Monday, April 25
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posner Center
1031 33rd St., Denver

Please join  a remembrance ceremony to support Nepal on the one year anniversary of one of the two devastating earthquakes in 2015.  During the event, Colorado Coalition for Nepal will be joining together to host a panel of speakers to discuss not only the successes, but also the challenges faced by the nonprofit community while helping to rebuild, and how to effectively and efficiently move forward from the devastation that occurred.  Following the panel will be a remembrance ceremony commemorating those whose lives were lost and those affected by the earthquakes.  Nepalese food and drinks will be served. Free to the public although donations to the collective effort of these organizations is suggested. Click here for more information and to get tickets. 
Win $5,000 and help Dar Si Hmad

Deadline: May 3

Dar Si Hmad (DSH) manages a network of fog nets that collect and disseminate fresh water to landlocked communities in Southwest Morocco.Your challenge is to develop a model that will predict the yield of DSH's fog nets for every day during an evaluation period, using historical data about meteorological conditions and the fog net installations. First prize will win $5,000. There is also a concurrent visualization challenge with a first prize of $2,000. Click here to find out more. 
Posner Poverty Hack

July 10 - 12
Posner Center
1031 33rd St., Denver

Building on the success of last year's event, the Posner Center for International Development is excited to announce the dates for Posner Poverty Hack 2.0. Join in this summer as they bring together talented individuals from sectors like tech and business to work alongside international development professionals to "hack" real challenges faced by people in the communities where Posner  organizations work. Click here for more information and to register.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Clara Vista Internships

Clara Vista is currently looking for a Marketing and Communications Intern and a Coordinator Intern for the summer. Clara Vista works with community leaders to establish goals, identify root issues, prioritize needs, build relationships with local stakeholders, develop holistic solutions, and monitor community development. They are currently focused in the coastal village of Venado, Guanacaste, Costa Rica as a proof-of-concept of their framework and have high hopes of scaling up to nearby communities and even communities across the globe. See flyer for Marketing and Communications Intern and Coordinator Intern for more information. 
USAID Power Africa Open Call

Power Africa addresses one of the most pressing challenges to sustainable economic growth and development in sub Saharan Africa - access to electric power. They are now releasing an open-call for ambitious, hard working professionals interested in helping to provide additional energy to sub-Saharan Africa. Click here for more information and application instructions.
Devex Webinars

Need some advice on your development job search? Devex provides free webinars on a variety of career topics. Webinars include CV tips, tips from recruiters, and starting a career in development. Click here to see webinars. 
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