Ford Program Helps Train Young African Leaders

Ford Program Helps Train Young African LeadersJune 2014

Building on a Ford-led pilot program, 25 students from across Africa are studying business and entrepreneurship at Notre Dame this summer as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative Washington Fellowship program.


Kellogg Researchers Win USAID Grants to Investigate Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance in Africa

Bleck & DowdMay 2014

When USAID announced winners of a new, nationwide competition for innovative projects in the field of democracy, human rights, and governance last week, scholars associated with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies had won two of the coveted nine awards.


Kellogg Launches International Development Fellowships with Awards to Graduating Seniors

IDFApril 2014

The first recipients of the new International Development Fellowship established by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies will be graduating seniors Maria Krug, Patrick Salemme, and Olivia Schneider, Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza announced this week.


“From Professional Athlete to Humanitarian”—Ruth Riley to Speak at Notre Dame

“From Professional Athlete to Humanitarian”—Ruth Riley to Speak at Notre Dame April 2014

Basketball great Ruth Riley '01 returns to Notre Dame on April 15 to speak on her work with the UN anti-malaria initiative "Nothing but Nets" as part of the Ford Program's Discussions on Development.


Students Fired Up by Human Development Conference

Students Fired Up by Human Development ConferenceMarch 2014

This year’s Human Development Conference (HDC), “Transforming Development: New Actors, Innovative Technologies & Emerging Trends,” delved into the groundbreaking fieldwork and research being done by undergraduates from all over the country and across the world as they explore the multidisciplinary and ever-evolving process of development.


Student Conference to Explore Evolving Field of International Human Development

Human Development ConferenceFebruary 2014

The sixth annual student-led Human Development Conference will bring together hundreds of students and guests from Notre Dame and as far away as Uganda, India, the Dominican Republic, and Switzerland to share their research experiences in the developing world and discuss the meaning of authentic human development from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.


Ilaria Schnyder von WartenseePostdoctoral Scholar to Evaluate Ford Program Community Engagement in Uganda

January 29, 2014

The appointment of postdoctoral scholar Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee will enhance the Ford Program's capacity to rigorously appraise its Uganda community engagement.


Jacqueline NovogratzNovogratz Receives Notre Dame Award

November 6, 2013

Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz has received the Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity in recognition of her pioneering work to combine best practices from the worlds of business, aid, and charity.


Ford Program Opens Regional Office in KenyaFord Program Opens Regional Office in Kenya

October 22, 2013

On July 1, the Ford Program opened its East Africa Regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, taking up quarters with Catholic Relief Services at the CRS regional office in Westlands, Nairobi.


Jacqueline NovogratzJacqueline Novogratz to Receive 2013 Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity

September 18, 2013

Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz will receive this year’s Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity at a campus ceremony at 4:00 pm on October 31, in recognition of her pioneering work to combine best practices from the worlds of business, aid, and charity in the service of human development.


Jackline Oluoch AridiFord Program Names East Africa Regional Program Coordinator

June 3, 2013

Starting this summer, the Kellogg Institute's Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity will have a permanent staff presence in East Africa.

Jackline Oluoch Aridi, a Kenyan with wide experience in the field of international development, will serve as the program's first East Africa regional program coordinator.


Bob DowdKenya's Election Important for Growth, Development and Security of East Africa

February 25, 2013

A peaceful presidential election next month in Kenya not only would bolster efforts to promote economic growth, human development and security in Kenya, but throughout East Africa, according to Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, who specializes in African politics with particular expertise in Kenya.

"Political instability in Kenya does not only mean bad things for Kenya, but for Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan and countries as far away as Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Dowd says.


VerizonVerizon Grant Boosts Ugandan Health Team

December 3, 2012

Can text messaging improve the health of Ugandan village residents? An $85,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation promises to help the Institute's Ford Program find out.

"The use of technology as a tool for sustainable community development is growing rapidly around the world," says Ford Program Director Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC. "Improved health care is a top priority for the people of Nnindye and I am delighted that we will be able to offer them such appropriate capabilities."


LEADNotre Dame Collaboration Supports Next Generation of Leaders for East Africa

November 26, 2012

An innovative new program kickstarted by the Ford Program, IBM, and two University partners has brought six MBA students from Kenya and Uganda to study at Notre Dame.

"Sub-Saharan Africa has a young and highly capable population that wants to address the problems that have for too long held the region back," said Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC.


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