Enabling environments Introduction Enabling environments for climate-smart agriculture CSA are the framework conditions that facilitate and support the adoption of climate-smart technologies and practices. They include policies, institutional arrangements, stakeholder involvement and gender considerations, infrastructure, insurance schemes, as well as access to weather information and advisory services. An enabling environment may provide the laws, regulations and incentives, which assures that the reorientation and transformation towards climate-smart agriculture proceeds effectively and sustainably.
The MDP program strives to recruit richly diverse cohorts, composed of students with different backgrounds and experiences.
They often include returned Peace Corps Volunteers but also non-profit managers and consultants and mid- career professionals — such as a lawyer, a veterinarian, an engineer, and a minister.
Most have spent time working abroad in a variety of contexts. This diversity enables students to learn from one another — as well as through academic training and field practicums — through intense class discussions, joint projects, and team-building.
Meet the Current Students: In addition to her work with Phoenix based not-for-profits, Kayla traveled internationally on research projects to Brazil and Guatemala, studying human rights, and sustainability and well-being, respectively.
During her time abroad, she grew increasingly interested in how she could effectively be an agent of change and service to the resource barren and physically isolated communities she had come to know. Inshe moved to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala to pursue a position with Habitat para la Humanidad, a non-profit committed to safe shelter for all.
Leaving Guatemala to attend Emory University, Kayla is eager to explore in greater depth her passions for community resiliency strategies, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, and to attempting to define sustainable development for herself.
While at St Andrews, she studied International Relations, with a particular interest in understanding the voices that are often silenced in academic discourse. Her interestes led her to focus on feminism, post-colonialism and the place of children in International Relations.
She is an avid rugby player and noticed that the similar problems with inequality in academia were appearing at all levels of rugby.
Though she has tabled her literary career, she continues to write in her spare time. Adrian comes to MDP committed to robust, collaborative program evaluation and purposeful communication with stakeholders. Before joining the program, Adrian has assessed antenatal care and infection control in Fiji and facilitated capacity building in Paraguay.
He enriched his skills through research focused on introducing students to social issues using accessible language and analyzing and presenting data on school breakfast programs in Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years where he learned Portuguese and Spanish. Most recently, Adrian worked as a program evaluation intern with the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City and led a team working with refugees and migrants in Moria hotspot in Greece.
As an undergraduate, he was co-president of the international development club and received the Health Science Student of the Year award.
Adrian enjoys rock climbing, hammocking, data visualization, Taika Waititi films, audiobooks, and his guitar. Her interest in development stemmed from the challenges she experienced upon moving to the US as a small child.
Before joining Emory, she worked as a development associate for MedShare International, a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and people through the redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment. She is passionate about sustainable development, particularly gender-specific development programs initiatives in West Africa and the Middle East.
Through the MDP program, Pamela looks forward to learning methods of successful planning and implementation of development programs across multiple sectors. In her spare time, Pamela enjoys practicing ashtanga yoga, reading non-fiction, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
His desire to integrate with more of the world eventually led him to Peace Corps service in Guyana, South America. While in Guyana, Chase supported the resource mobilization and capacity building of civil society.
Between full time work with the CDC and the MDP program, free time is in short supply, but Chase always finds time for a cup or two of coffee, quick workout and meditation practice.
After graduation, Ian joined Peace Corps Zambia as an English teacher where he focused his attention towards access to girl's education.
He led several health and gender equity programs in collaboration with Grassroot Soccer. Upon finishing his service, he served as a consultant for Mossier Social Action and Innovation Center. In his spare time, he enjoys reading novels, watching plays, and walking around lakes.
With particular interest in refugee rights and resettlement, Lauren plans to focus her graduate studies on the physical and mental health of refugees during and after the resettlement process. In her free time, Lauren enjoys good food, fall weather, and long walks in Piedmont Park with her dog.
Following graduation, Sarah worked with refugees at the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville. Finding her real passion for sustainable project development and an interest in grant writing through that experience, Sarah went on to work in the country of Georgia as a Fundraising and Youth Development Peace Corps Response Volunteer, where she helped develop projects for a local organization.Today, after two years and four months, we end the experiment that was the Aid Watch blog.
We think the experiment was a success. We’ve had a great time blogging here. Sargan Lecture: Dave Donaldson (MIT) "Identification of International Trade Models, External Economies of Scale and the (Elusive) Gains from Industrial Policy". The Policy Research Talks showcase the latest findings of the research department and their implications for World Bank operations.
The monthly event facilitates a dialogue between researchers and operational staff. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2 ISSN regardbouddhiste.com Electronic Banking in Ethiopia.
Researchers analyzed the introduction of microcredit programs in parts of rural Ethiopia to evaluate the effect of improved credit access on economic and social outcomes.
They found that introducing microcredit programs increased the frequency of borrowing and amount borrowed by rural households in Ethiopia, but found mixed evidence that microcredit improved economic well-being or socio-economic .
Timnit Gebru. (Forbes) Forbes. Meet Timnit Gebru. Born and raised in Ethiopia, Gebru immigrated to the US at 16 to earn her PhD from Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and just finished her year as a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in New York.