CISAC, FSI Stanford News
A Stanford student working on a project to bring together refugees and their host communities learns that firewood is often at the heart of rifts between the Ethiopians and the thousands of Sudanese seeking refuge in their back yards. Read more »
Water and agriculture in a changing Africa: What might be done?FSE, FSI Stanford Announcement
Join us for our final Global Food Policy and Food Security symposium Thursday, May 23. John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering at Harvard University will lead a lecture on water and agriculture in a changing Africa. FSE fellow Jennifer Burney will provide commentary.
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CDDRL, Program on Social Entrepreneurship News
In April, three social entrepreneurs working to advance social, economic, and political change in Africa will spend the spring quarter in residency at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Read more »
CDDRL in the news
On March 2, the Stanford Association for International Development held their annual conference exploring the role of women in international development. Co-sponsored by CDDRL, the event featured a keynote address by Nancy Lindborg, the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance to the United States Agency for International Development. Read more »
CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Program on Liberation Technology Announcement
On March 11-12, the Program on Liberation Technology at CDDRL is convening a conference to examine digital tools and their impact on the development of democratic development. Hosted in partnership with U.C. Berkeley’s Data and Democracy Initiative, the two-day conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers. Read more »
FSE, FSI Stanford News
Africa owns 60% of the world’s uncultivated land suited for crop production, but accounts for 30% of the world’s malnourished and only 3% of global agricultural exports. If there is one thing global agricultural policy experts Paul Collier and Derek Byerlee can agree on, it’s that Africa’s food system is struggling. Read more »
CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News
Our visiting scholar, Tanja Aitamurto, has published a book 'Crowd sourcing for democracy'. The book looks at the role of crowdsourcing in policy-making and deals with the evolution of crowdsourcing in its multitude of forms from innovation challenges to crowd funding. It also serves as a handbook with practical advice for successful crowdsourcing in a variety of public domains. Read more »