Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) was established in January 2013 to produce and disseminate rigorous, policy relevant research to promote innovations in global peace and development. UT students are at the heart of our work, and thus our mission is also to provide research, internship and fellowship opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students from across UT to empower them to engage in scholarship and practice that will make a real difference in the world. We also work directly with international organizations, developing country governments, universities and civil society groups to generate and test new ideas that will change the way peace and development are pursued, evaluated and sustained.
Student Photo of the Month
by Jennifer Johnson & Louchin Chi
IPD in the News
17 July 2014: IPD alum, Pooja Prabhakar, is interning with Youth For Seva, an NGO in Bangalore, India. Youth For Seva aims to engage citizens in volunteering in health, education, and environment sectors. Pooja is doing an impact assessment on their projects as well as best practices of corporate volunteering and corporate social responsibility.
10 July 2014: IPD team member, Dan Chapman, is in Kampala, Uganda this summer. Dan is an AidData Summer Fellow working with Uganda Debt Network, a local NGO advocating for budget transparency and anti-corruption policies. He's working to build organizational capacity for geospatial analysis through training staff members in ArcGIS and using open data.
3 July 2014: Jennifer Johnson and Louchin Chi are AidData summer fellows in Dakar, Senegal. They are working with the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale, a local NGO that helps government and civil society work together on agriculture issues. Jennifer is also working as a research assistant for the AidData Research Consortium reviewing the aid environment in Kazakhstan.
30 June 2014: New IPD Graduate Research Fellows announced for Fall 2014. See press release here.
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