5 Students who will be Hacking the vatican

Rushika Shekhar, GHD’18: One of the Hoyas Who Will Be Hacking the Vatican

GHD is proud to be sending Rushika Shekhar, GHD’18, as one of five Hoyas chosen to represent Georgetown University at the VHacks, a hackathon at the Vatican. The three -day event will bring students together from around the world to “use technological innovation to overcome social barriers and embrace common values.” This team is supported by the Maker Hub, The Global Human Development Program at the School of Foreign Service, Computer Science Department, The Massive Data Institute at the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, The Center for Social Justice, The Global Social Enterprise Initiative, The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, and the Communication, Culture & Technology Masters Program.

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GHD Students Win First Prize in 2017 Social Innovation Lab

From the 17th to the 19th of November, Georgetown Social Enterprise and Innovation Fellows convened to take part in the Social Innovation Lab, a three-day intensive course where students were challenged to apply design thinking principles to real-world problems to create innovative solutions to some of the most pressing needs facing the world’s refugees today.

Saving the next billion title page

GHD Teams Up with Pinbox Solutions to host First Global Policy Roundtable on Digital Micropension Inclusion

On October 12, 2017, pinBox Solutions and the Global Human Development Program co-hosted the first global policy roundtable on digital microPension inclusion.  This invitation-only roundtable was the first of a series of regional meetings aimed at jump-starting a global dialogue and collaborative action on digital pension inclusion and coverage expansion in developing countries.

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My Time in Rwanda

At the time of writing this post, I have just completed a ten-week internship with Education Development Center (EDC) in Kigali, Rwanda focused on providing stable employment outcomes for Rwanda’s large young working-age population.

More Context-Driven Solutions

In the field of international development, practitioners are always eager to achieve large scale and sustainable impact at a reasonable cost. To achieve this impact, various strategies are forged; new ideas are tested, tested ideas are implemented, implemented ideas are monitored, and sometimes those monitored ideas are either shunned or enhanced for better results.