The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, part of the University of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, is an interdisciplinary community of scholars that promotes research, provides educational opportunities, and builds linkages related to democracy and human development.
Aisha Tunkara is a sophomore from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Tunkara is currently majoring in international economics and global affairs. She is passionate about the process of fostering sustainable and integral human development. She is assisting Professor Tracy Kijewski-Correa on the implementation of climate adaptations based on local ways of knowing by vulnerable populations in Haiti. Tunkara’s work focuses on a literature review of community innovations to climate change globally and evaluating how these processes can be implemented in Haiti. She is eager to promote dignity in the process of development, where local populations are the key problem solvers to their issues.