LASER PULSE Launches Youth and Resilience Awards in Ethiopia

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LASER PULSE Launches Youth and Resilience Awards in Ethiopia

LASER PULSE has launched four projects to respond to critical development challenges in Ethiopia. In response to a November 2020 RFA to address areas of (1) Youth and (2) Resilience, four applications were funded in August for periods of 1-2 years. Read more about projects through individual links below or at http://laserpulse.org/research-projects.

Resilience

A systems, networks, and human-centered design approach to assessing the resilience of Ethiopian communities experiencing recurring violent conflict shocks

Stacey Connaughton, PI, Purdue University, partnering with the Aged and Children Pastoralists Association, Search for Common Ground, and the Addis Ababa University Centre for Federalism and Governance Studies. This award is funded at $245,322 for 18 months.

Youth

Co-creating Impactful Solutions: Deploying a Design Thinking Process for Conducting Participatory Action Research with Ethiopian Afar Youth

Lisa Bosman, PI, Purdue University, partnering with Samara University and the Afar Pastoralist Development Association. This award is funded at $250,000 for 24 months.

Increasing youth engagement while mitigating potential for conflict in Ethiopia

Mesele Mengsteab, PI,  Addis Ababa University, partnering with the Initiative for Peace and Development. This award is funded at $229,351 for 12 months.

Youth empowerment through livelihood transformation in agro-pastoral areas of East Hararghe Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Muluken Gezahegn Wordofa, PI, Haramaya University, partnering with the Oromia Pastoralist Area Development Coordination Committee. This award is funded at $249,377 for 24 months.

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