Research for Development Learning Summit

Save the Date 5.2.2023

USAID LASER PULSE Research for Development Learning Summit

Date: Tuesday, May 02

Time: 8:00 AM to 05:00 PM (Eastern time)

Location: Ballroom at Howard University, Washington DC; and Virtual via Zoom

LASER PULSE operates with an objective to enhance the generation and use of Higher Education Institution (HEI)-based research for decision making in global development. This Summit aims to bring together representatives from USAID Missions, Bureaus and Independent Offices (M/B/IOs), the LASER PULSE consortium, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) , NGOs, private sector and donors, to share LASER PULSE’s experience of utilizing academic rigor to produce solutions for development challenges alongside 26+ USAID M/B/IOs.

The topics covered during the summit will include:

  • Discussion of Minority Serving Institutions’ (MSIs) engagement in international development
  • Lessons from LASER PULSE’s experience on conducting cross-sector collaborative research in international development 
  • Highlights from LASER PULSE’s research in education, food security, and private sector engagement  

The Summit will also have dedicated time and space for Q&A, feedback and networking. 

More information on the Agenda will be shared soon.