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Launch of Promising Practices for Embedded Research Translation

LASER PULSE is excited to present a new resource entitled Promising Practices for Embedded Research Translation: a toolkit to improve partnerships, processes, products, and dissemination. View the toolkit alongside our entire catalog of research translation resources at https://laserpulse.org/research-translation-tools-templates/. This collection of 24 promising practices is a synthesis of the evidence and knowledge from 187 peer reviewed...

Demystifying Private Sector Engagement at USAID’s Higher Education Global Evidence Summit

The researcher-USAID team consisting of Dr. Priyanka Brunese and Dr. Yuehwern Yih from Purdue University and Tatiana Pulido from USAID presented at USAID’s Higher Education Global Evidence Summit (HEGES) on May 17th, 2022 on “Demystifying Private Sector Engagement: Lessons learned from USAID’s partnering processes.” You can watch the presentation video from HEGES 2022 here.  https://youtu.be/aPrPadbylWA This presentation...

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...

Working Together to Improve Air Quality for Vietnamese Children

The LASER PULSE-funded Avoid the TRAP project is conducting outreach activities to engage a variety of local and national stakeholders around improving air quality for Vietnamese children. These activities have successfully integrated environmental, health, and educational partners, which will facilitate research translation, raise awareness, and enable the utilization of research outcomes. In January 2022, the...

Makerere University- ResilientAfrica Network’s Efforts to Build Capacity for Research Leadership

Low- and-middle income country (LMIC) Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have a large pool of experienced scholars in proximity to target communities and are strategically placed to address the evidence gaps in relation to research leadership. It is through the involvement and engagement of the local researchers that we can leverage the power of Indigenous knowledge....

Panel on Agricultural Extension, at UoD Conference Center

Conference on the Linkages Between Agriculture and Social-Religious Expressions Held in Duhok, Iraq

Between June 11 and 13, 2022, the University of Duhok hosted a two-day workshop and a full-day conference on the recovery of social and cultural practices of religious and ethnic minorities affected by the Islamic State occupation, and the role agricultural extension and ecological rejuvenation could play in the recognition and restitution of people’s beliefs,...

The Indigenous Peoples of Uganda: Moving from Research Priorities to Implementing Development Solutions

Uganda is home to a number of Indigenous peoples, including the Benet (Northeastern Uganda), Batwa (Southwestern), Basongora (Western) and the Tepeth, Ik, Kadama, and Nyangia (Karamoja region). The indigenous groups in Karamoja are also referred to as “the mountain tribes of Karamoja'' because each group uniquely occupies a mountainous terrain including Mt. Morungole by the...

Secondary Data Management & Organization

Imagine, you’ve just come out of a fantastic meeting with your research collaborators. The kind where ideas are bottomless, connections are being made lightning quick, and everybody has said, at least a few times, “oh! I’ve got a source for that!” As the hours tick away after the meeting ends you notice that the shared...

Lessons Learned From Participatory Workshops in Nuquí, Colombia

Nuquí, Colombia is one of the world’s greatest biodiversity’s places, located on the Pacific Ocean as a municipality in the Chocó department. The area is known not just because of its biological diversity, but also its cultural diversity; it is inhabited by several cultures with key ancestral knowledge. “Doña Cruz”, sazonera de Coquí, presenta sus delicias...

Teachers in Uganda

Be Well, Teach Well: A Locally Defined and Participatory Approach to Measuring Teacher Well-being in Uganda

Teachers are a key factor in student success, but literature is limited in exploring how the well-being of teachers—affections, attitudes, and perspectives of their occupation—affects teachers’ practice and students’ learning in the global south. Teacher well-being is particularly important to consider in a context such as Uganda, where teachers’ job satisfaction is low, teacher shortages...