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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 facilitate discussion around its Embedded Research Translation (ERT) model and application in LASER PULSE projects and learn with other attendees about innovative approaches toward evaluation.  Catholic Relief Services (CRS)’ Alexandra Towns and Laura Riddering, Indiana University’s...

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 Mohammed, University of Duhok Supporting partners: University of Duhok, Purdue University, LASER PULSE About the Project This LASER PULSE-funded project's overarching goal is to comprehend the connections between agricultural landscapes and cultural significance, in order to examine the...

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Enduring Results 4.0 Study Learning Events

The private sector is playing an unprecedented role in creating and shaping opportunities that improve the lives of the people and communities USAID supports. To continue to foster effective engagement between USAID and the private sector, the Agency launched a series of Enduring Results Studies (ERS) in 2016 to examine what drives enduring results in...

Technology Tools for Building Resilience of Dairy Farms and Improving Dairy Production in Rwanda project

Professors Facilitate Rwanda Workshops on Dairy Management and Feed Technology

Between April and June, Professors Geoffrey Dahl and Diwakar Viyas (University of Florida), as well as Dirk Maier (Iowa State University), facilitated three workshops at the University of Rwanda - Nyagatare, to equip students in the students in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production with knowledge and skills in the feed value chain...

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LASER Focused Webinar Series Debuts Nov. 3

LASER PULSE is launching a webinar series, LASER Focused, to explore critical topics in international development and research translation, and provide an interactive platform with Network members. Join us at the opening session of the series, titled Maximizing Your LASER PULSE Experience to learn more about how LASER PULSE is applying Embedded Research Translation, new...

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Colombia Awards Addressing Integrated Rural Development and Venezuela Migration Response

Two projects in Colombia have launched, focusing on (1) Integrated Rural Development and (2) Venezuela Migration Response, following a LASER PULSE RFA in Spring 2020. These awards will last for a period of two years. Read more about projects through individual links below or at https://laserpulse.org/research-projects. Diversity, Memory and Biocultural Rights: Mechanisms for Common-Unity Protectionand Ethnodevelopment....

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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 https://laserpulse.org/research-projects. Resilience A systems, networks, and...

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New Awards Impacting Pollution and Business Competitiveness in Vietnam

Newly-awarded LASER PULSE projects are focusing on Air Pollution, Water Pollution, and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Competitiveness in Vietnam. In response to a July 2020 RFA, LASER PULSE funded five awards in August that will persist for 24 months.  Read more about projects through individual links below or at https://laserpulse.org/research-projects. Air Pollution Avoid the TRAP: Multi-sector collaboration...