For the Third Year, GHD Students Author Case Studies for the International Youth Foundation’s YouthActionNet Program
Several Global Human Development Program students have authored case studies on emerging issues in international development through a partnership with the International Youth Foundation. Students enrolled in a course exploring the role of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs were paired with young leaders of social ventures identified through the IYF’s YouthActionNet program.
GHD’18 Rushika Shekhar, Credit / Ability Team to Win 2nd Place in StartUp Hoyas Entrepalooza Competition
GHD student Rushika Shekhar, part of the Credit/Ability team, pitched and won second place in the Startup Hoyas Entrepalooza Competition on April 24. The top nine teams pitched for six minutes to compete for a combined $18,000 in cash prizes.
What does GHD mean to you? Eugenia Valdez Tamayo, GHD’16, shares how the Global Human Development Program expanded her understanding of private sector participation in development.
On the 20th and 22nd of March, Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shared her insights and experiences of democracy in Africa in a series of events held at Georgetown University. Her first appearance was at a lecture where she addressed the audience of Georgetown students, staff, and faculty, and then engaged in a question and answer session moderated by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who served as United States Ambassador to Liberia from 2008-2012.
GHD Professor Shareen Joshi Explores the Link Between Environmental Policy and Infant Mortality Around the Ganga River
Professor Shareen Joshi examines the impact of a ruling on pollution reduction in the Indian Ganga River on infant health and mortality. Her research reveals that the rulings gave rise to a drop in river pollution and one-month infant mortality that have persisted for more than a decade.
From March 8th to 11th, 120 students from around the world participated in a 36-hour hackathon at the Vatican in Rome, aptly named VHacks. The Vatican hackathon was the first of its kind and encouraged students to tackle challenges in three categories: Migrants and Refugees, Social Inclusion, and Interfaith Dialogue.
What does GHD mean to you? Marion Abboud, GHD’17, shares how the Global Human Development Program challenged her to think practically about development solutions.
In January 2018, 27 GHD students and a GHD professor, along with 71 other participants from various institutions and countries, enrolled in an online certificate course on blockchain technology. Developed by the social enterprise TechChange, the Blockchain for International Development course centered on how blockchain is being used to address pressing international development challenges.
What does GHD mean to you? Jake Wheeler, GHD’14, reflects on his experiences and challenges during his time at the Global Human Development Program.
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.