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Efforts to Improve Tanzania’s Education Sector: Engagement with the University of Dodoma, Tanzania May 15-16, 2023 

Dissemination of Research Findings Multidisciplinary stakeholders convened in Morogoro, Tanzania over a period of two-day Monday May 15th through Tuesday May... read more

The 2nd Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Kimeza

Voices of the Indigenous Peoples in Uganda at the USAID Mission On January 30th, 2022, representatives of the Ik and Tepeth... read more

Tolerant Engagement Forums: Empirical Narratives of an Issue-Driven Researcher-Practitioner Partnership in Ethiopia

Mesele Mengsteab; David Dow; Jeremy Springman; Juan Tellez; Fitsum Hailu; & Sewareg Adamu Group Photo of Tolerant Engagement Forum Participants. Courtesy... read more

Data-Driven Decision Support for Improved Water Security in East Africa

Margaret W. Gitau, Victoria M. Garibay, Nicholas S. Kiggundu, James S. Kisekka, Victor Kongo, Bancy M. Mati, Daniel N. Moriasi,... read more

Finding solutions together: a participatory approach to explore digital technology as an enabling strategy for empowering women micro-entrepreneurs from marginalized communities in Nepal

During the national level workshop in Nepal with women entrepreneurs held on 29th Sept 2018, lack of information and limited... read more

LASER PULSE Launches New Research Translation Resource @ Social Behavior Change Communication Summit in Marrakech, Morocco

Image 1: (Left to Right) LASER PULSE representatives Dr. Alexandra Towns and Dr. Laura Riddering (Catholic Relief Services) promote the... read more

Adapting Research During COVID-19

When a pandemic disrupts your research, how do you respond?  In 2020, COVID-19 threatened to upend one of LASER’s research projects... read more

LASER PULSE Shares ERT Model @ AEA Conference

Between November 7-12, LASER PULSE sent a delegation to the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, to... read more

Market Analysis for Olive Farmers in the Nineveh Plain of Northern Iraq

By Carlos Rosales, Visiting Scholar, Purdue University; Ariana Torres, Associate Professor, Purdue University; Asaad Karam, University of Duhok; and Rezgar... read more

The New – An Overview of all the Features

We are delighted  to bring to you a new interactive, interconnected platform with a variety of features including our new... read more

Four key takeaways on early impact of LASER PULSE’s Embedded Research Translation (ERT) model on research for international development

As LASER PULSE’s Research Translation Strategy Lead for the past four years, I’ve had the great pleasure of supporting nearly... read more

Uganda Indigenous People’s Project Featured by Uganda’s NBS TV Station LASER’s Uganda Indigenous People’s Project has worked for several years to aid Ugandan communities in fighting human trafficking and establishing... read more

Washington Office Event on Shaping Social Cohesion Initiatives in Iraq

Researchers from Notre Dame’s Pulte Institute for Global Development discussed their efforts to identify and restore traditional agricultural methods used... read more

Jaclyn Biedronski Receives a 2022-2023 Keough School Recognition Award

Evidence and Learning Coordinator (Pulte Institute) Jaclyn Biedronski recently received a 2022-2023 Keough School Recognition Award for “significant achievement” beyond... read more

Melissa Paulsen Selected for University of Notre Dame Presidential Achievement Award

Congratulations to Melissa Paulsen, the Pulte Institute’s director of Entrepreneurship and Education Programs, for her well-deserved University of Notre Dame... read more

Informing the U.S. Congress and World About How a LASER Project Helps Revive and Strengthen Traditional Cultural Practices in Iraq

With the development world littered with large, expensive projects, would a small, locally-led intervention attract much attention? Would people want... read more