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New Online Trainings Available

LASER PULSE would like to make you aware of new online training modules available to network members. These trainings address critical issues in research translation and your participation in them could facilitate enhanced translation of research into practice in your work. You’ll find on LASERPULSE.org, available trainings on: A System Level View of Development Challenges This course aims...

Private Sector Engagement Evidence Gap Map

Researchers and practitioners at Notre Dame, Purdue, and Catholic Relief Services are collaborating with USAID to implement the Agency’s private sector engagement (PSE) evidence and learning plan to enable USAID Missions and Bureaus to incorporate PSE good practices in the future.  The principal outcome so far of the 4-year project is an Evidence Gap Map (EGM)...

The Voices of the Indigenous Peoples of Uganda: A Buy-In Opportunity from USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Uganda is partnering with USAID/LAB/Centre for Development Research (CDR) to leverage the expertise of Ugandan universities and researchers to undertake development research that will inform subsequent interventions by USAID/Uganda to strengthen the voices of Uganda’s indigenous peoples.  By working with the local universities, the Mission seeks to...

Ethiopian Practitioner KIIs

The LASER PULSE consortium conducted key informant interviews with eight Ethiopian practitioners virtually in June and July 2020. Representatives from Catholic Relief Services and The University of Notre Dame were unable to visit Ethiopia due to the pandemic, and instead conducted the interviews via videoconference. The individuals interviewed represented four INGOs, two government institutions,...

Program Director’s Message

Dear LASER Network Members, There are now more than 1,952 of you, from 54 countries. We thank you for joining our network. Our vision for this virtual space is to provide a community where you can meet up professionally and learn. A kind of mix between Research Gate and Match.com, where you can learn about...

Updates on R4D Workshops in Vietnam and Ethiopia

Earlier this year, the COVID-19 crisis caused the postponement of LASER R4D Workshops in Hanoi, Vietnam and in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Indiana University, the lead consortium partner for these events, has been working closely with the LASER team, regional partners, and USAID to re-envision and reschedule these important gatherings. Planning efforts will maintain a...

LASER-CGDV Colombia Hackathon Results

LASER PULSE, in collaboration with QED, Data Elevates, Tableau, and the USAID Mission in Colombia, is pleased to announce the winners of our data visualization hackathon.  The past few months have shown us the added importance of data analysis and data visualization in international development, and we want to thank everyone who participated in...

Featured Members From Our Network

Below are three members we thought you might want to connect with. You can find all our members by searching by sector or location on the LASER PULSE network page. Kipkoech, Carolyne Member Preferred Email: carolyne.kipkoech@jkuat.ac.ke Member Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kipkoech_Carolyne Institution: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Position at Insitution: Research Scientist/Post Doctoral Associate Research Publication Title: John Kinyuru Carolyne Kipkoech 2018 Production and growth parameters...

Learning about barriers and opportunities to practitioner-researcher collaborations in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam)

Image- Hanoi, Vietnam: Air Pollution is one of the topic areas of the Vietnam R4D Conference. Alexandra Towns (CRS)  The LASER PULSE consortium met with researchers and practitioners in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in December to discuss their experiences with research collaborations and research translation. Discussions focused on the topical areas of air and...

LASER-CGDV Colombia Hackathon

LASER PULSE is conducting a data visualization hackathon in collaboration with the Center for Global Data Visualization (an initiative of QED), the USAID Mission in Colombia, Data Elevates, and Tableau. More than 220 students from at least 9 universities (including Purdue, Notre Dame, and 5 universities in Colombia) worked in teams of 2-4 people to produce informative data...

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