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Opinion: Want to Stem the Migration from Central America? There’s a Better Way.

Opinion: Want to Stem the Migration from Central America? There’s a Better Way.

In an article published by Washington Monthly, Michael Sweikar, executive director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development, suggests the current system of providing short-term grants to non-profits, universities, and organizations for two to three years is "deeply flawed." According to Sweikar, "USAID could establish individual endowments with partner organizations, so that there will be more sustainable funding sources for our global priorities."…

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Pulte Institute to Help USAID Assess Low-Cost Private Schools in Northern Ghana

Pulte Institute to Help USAID Assess Low-Cost Private Schools in Northern Ghana

Over the next month, the Pulte Institute for Global Development within the Keough School of Global Affairs, and its partners will be working on an assessment looking at the market share, key characteristics, sustainability, quality, and accessibility of Low-Cost Private Schools (LCPS) in northern Ghana. This assessment is supported through the Institute’s USAID-funded Supporting Holistic & Actionable Research in Education

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Pulte Institute to host Mandela Washington Fellowship with new format

Pulte Institute to host Mandela Washington Fellowship with new format

The Pulte Institute for Global Development, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning June 21, the University of Notre Dame will virtually engage 25 of Africa's bright, emerging business leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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PROJECT VIDEOS

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The University of Notre Dame was among 20 universities selected to welcome 25 young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa to receive immersion training as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

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Building Tomorrow's Schools

NDIGD and Building Tomorrow are working together toward building a primary school in the village of Kongota - one of the poorest communities in the Rakai District of Uganda.

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Haiti Multi-Hazard-Housing Model

Since the 2010 earthquake, the Notre Dame Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences faculty have worked to design a stronger and more affordable housing model to provide resistance and structural reinforcement capable of withstanding both hurricanes and earthquakes.

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Clean Water Wells in Burkina Faso

NDIGD, in cooperation with Engage Burkina and Clean Water in Africa, is working to build new wells throughout the country of Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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The Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) Project

NDIGD, Accenture, and HP are taking the lead to empower disconnected communities in northern Uganda by harnessing solar energy to generate electricity for Internet and communications technologies, education and training centers, and new locally developed ventures.

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The Tshumbe Project

NDIGD is helping to solve the challenge of limited access to electricity and connectivity for a university in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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