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Development Partners

Integral to the success of the Ford Program is close partnership with like-minded organizations that implement development programs in communities challenged by extreme poverty.

We work with partner organizations and community members to identify key concerns and invite researchers to investigate such challenges with the aim of offering sustainable solutions.

The Ford Program works with a variety of implementing organizations, maintaining a special relationship with the Congregation of Holy Cross, which founded Notre Dame, and the communities Holy Cross serves around the world.

Interested in exploring a partnership with the Ford Program? Please contact Director Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC.

Click links below to learn more about each partner.

PartnersCaritas Kenya

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Kenya

Congregation of Holy Cross

Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame

Faculty of Business Administration and Management, Uganda Martyrs University

Holy Cross Parish, Dandora, Kenya

Institute for Educational Initiatives, University of Notre Dame

Luigi Giussani Institute for Higher Education (LGIHE)

Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya


UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI), Uganda

Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)

UPFORD (University Partnership For Outreach, Research and Development), Uganda

Verizon Foundation




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