Tag - Africa

South Sudan

Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance South Sudan MYE Impact Evaluation

Driven by curiosity, Lila Kumar Khatiwada (PI) and Madhav Joshi (Co-PI) of the University of Notre Dame worked closely with development practitioners from ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) and the Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership Program (GEWLP) of South Sudan to carry out an evaluation of USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance’s (BHA) pilot multi-year emergency (MYE) project....

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...

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....

watershed photo

A Visit to Nairobi and the Sasumua River Watershed

Despite the travel related challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Margaret Gitau (PI) and Victoria Garibay (Graduate Research Assistant) made a successful field trip to Kenya as part of the LASER PULSE East Africa Water Security (LPEAWS) Project. The primary purpose of the trip was to meet with directors of water, water resources managers, and...

KALRO workshop

Updates from the Field — Building Sustainable Resilient Supply Chains: A Model of Youth Input Resellers in Kenya

Led by Purdue University and the Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) the Building Sustainable Resilient Supply Chains: A Model of Youth Input Resellers in Kenya project aims to identify and train motivated rural youth in Eastern Kenyan counties to become resellers of agricultural inputs working in collaboration with local agro-dealers. The goal is...

Tusome: Early-Grade Reading Program

University of Nairobi, Makerere University-ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) and Catholic Relief Services under the Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) – Partner University-Led Solutions Engine (PULSE) program conducted a case study of the Kenya early grade reading program,  Tusome (“let us read” in Kiswahili’’). The goal of the study was to outline the key elements...