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  • Critical Role for Geospatial Data in Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

    Critical Role for Geospatial Data in Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

    To ensure no one is left behind by the next generation of global development goals, a comprehensive mix of robust data is needed to measure progress and guide investments. A recent report coordinated by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network estimates the world will need to spend roughly $1 billion a year to sustain and enhance…

  • Mobile Maps Help Haitians Locate Government Offices

    Mobile Maps Help Haitians Locate Government Offices

    Until last month, Haitians had no way to search online to find the location of government offices. Now, thanks to a collaboration between the Earth Institute and Haiti’s government, there’s a registry of every government office accessible online and on mobile devices.

  • Skill-based Volunteerism by Lawyers in Haiti

    Skill-based Volunteerism by Lawyers in Haiti

    Three distinguished lawyers spoke about their experiences with pro-bono work in Haiti at the latest session in the Haiti Dialog Series, run by the Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development.

  • Identifying Capacity Building Needs for the Government of Haiti

    Identifying Capacity Building Needs for the Government of Haiti

    The Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed two distinguished speakers as part of the Spring 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series to discuss government capacity building and national monitoring systems for government funded programs.

  • Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Haiti faces ongoing pressures of high population growth, high illiteracy rates and low primary education completion rates. On April 30, the Haiti Research and Policy Program’s Dialogue Series welcomed Sophia Stranksy, CEO of the Digicel Haiti Foundation, to discuss the foundation’s primary education and youth programs and Haiti’s challenges.

  • Talking Data-Driven Development with Haiti’s Prime Minister

    Talking Data-Driven Development with Haiti’s Prime Minister

    On April 22, 2013 the Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to the Spring 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series and the Columbia University World Leader’s Forum. The prime minister and Haitian diplomats met with Earth Institute senior researchers to discuss the strategies…

  • Building a New Model for Development with the Honduran Government

    Building a New Model for Development with the Honduran Government

    Together with the Honduran government, the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development and Earth Institute colleagues will design a sustainable development plan that tackles agriculture, education, health, energy, climate change mitigation and business development to address the root causes of poverty in Golfo de Fonseca.

  • Training Development Leaders in Amman, Jordan

    Training Development Leaders in Amman, Jordan

    “If you coordinate action by means of developing mutual trust- not only interpersonal but also between organizations- then the linkages between those that design the policy and those that implement policy are much more effective”. – André Corrêa d’Almeida, Coordinator of Executive Education at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development (CGSD) What is the…

  • From Development Practitioner to National Leader: Lessons from Garry Conille, Prime Minister of Haiti

    From Development Practitioner to National Leader: Lessons from Garry Conille, Prime Minister of Haiti

    Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille met with students and scientists of the Earth Institute to explore core issues of Haiti’s growth and development.

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Critical Role for Geospatial Data in Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

    Critical Role for Geospatial Data in Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

    To ensure no one is left behind by the next generation of global development goals, a comprehensive mix of robust data is needed to measure progress and guide investments. A recent report coordinated by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network estimates the world will need to spend roughly $1 billion a year to sustain and enhance…

  • Mobile Maps Help Haitians Locate Government Offices

    Mobile Maps Help Haitians Locate Government Offices

    Until last month, Haitians had no way to search online to find the location of government offices. Now, thanks to a collaboration between the Earth Institute and Haiti’s government, there’s a registry of every government office accessible online and on mobile devices.

  • Skill-based Volunteerism by Lawyers in Haiti

    Skill-based Volunteerism by Lawyers in Haiti

    Three distinguished lawyers spoke about their experiences with pro-bono work in Haiti at the latest session in the Haiti Dialog Series, run by the Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development.

  • Identifying Capacity Building Needs for the Government of Haiti

    Identifying Capacity Building Needs for the Government of Haiti

    The Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed two distinguished speakers as part of the Spring 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series to discuss government capacity building and national monitoring systems for government funded programs.

  • Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Haiti faces ongoing pressures of high population growth, high illiteracy rates and low primary education completion rates. On April 30, the Haiti Research and Policy Program’s Dialogue Series welcomed Sophia Stranksy, CEO of the Digicel Haiti Foundation, to discuss the foundation’s primary education and youth programs and Haiti’s challenges.

  • Talking Data-Driven Development with Haiti’s Prime Minister

    Talking Data-Driven Development with Haiti’s Prime Minister

    On April 22, 2013 the Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to the Spring 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series and the Columbia University World Leader’s Forum. The prime minister and Haitian diplomats met with Earth Institute senior researchers to discuss the strategies…

  • Building a New Model for Development with the Honduran Government

    Building a New Model for Development with the Honduran Government

    Together with the Honduran government, the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development and Earth Institute colleagues will design a sustainable development plan that tackles agriculture, education, health, energy, climate change mitigation and business development to address the root causes of poverty in Golfo de Fonseca.

  • Training Development Leaders in Amman, Jordan

    Training Development Leaders in Amman, Jordan

    “If you coordinate action by means of developing mutual trust- not only interpersonal but also between organizations- then the linkages between those that design the policy and those that implement policy are much more effective”. – André Corrêa d’Almeida, Coordinator of Executive Education at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development (CGSD) What is the…

  • From Development Practitioner to National Leader: Lessons from Garry Conille, Prime Minister of Haiti

    From Development Practitioner to National Leader: Lessons from Garry Conille, Prime Minister of Haiti

    Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille met with students and scientists of the Earth Institute to explore core issues of Haiti’s growth and development.