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Democratizing data through Communities of Practice
It can be a cumbersome process for projects to collect and report performance metrics to donors only to see the data disappear into a black box of reporting systems. So, then we ask: how can project members, especially local partners, make...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Three women speak at event

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Meet Ndunge Kiiti, PhD '02, adjunct associate professor in Global Development. With expertise in communication, education, health and entrepreneurship, she brings more than 30 years of experience in international development. Her recent work...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Dairy farm in upstate NY

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What are the goals of the NMB curriculum? Olivo: It is important to engage youth in different aspects of agriculture and sustainability. Growing awareness about sustainability among new generations is very relevant to getting them interested in...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture

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Veronika Vogel ’21 came to Cornell CALS from Nesselwang, Germany seeking to make a positive impact on the global food system. As an International Agriculture & Rural Development major with minors in Plant Science and Plant Breeding, Veronika...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
U.S. Congress building

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Melanie Stansbury, M.S. ’07 arrived at Cornell in 2006 searching for new tools and knowledge to make a difference in her hometown community in Albuquerque. Backed by new insights into the theory and practice of community sociology, she returned...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Three individuals film a documentary

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  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Group of fellows visits Letchworth Falls

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What the Cornell Humphrey Program director Peter Gregory and I have in common is we both love quotes! Quotes put words to our unexplainable fears, inspire us to stand up for ourselves and take risks, and open our eyes to the struggles we share...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

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Three individuals film a documentary

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  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Group of fellows visits Letchworth Falls

Field Note

What the Cornell Humphrey Program director Peter Gregory and I have in common is we both love quotes! Quotes put words to our unexplainable fears, inspire us to stand up for ourselves and take risks, and open our eyes to the struggles we share...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Every August, a new international cohort of Cornell Humphrey Fellows arrives in Ithaca, New York. While each Fellow is an accomplished professional in their own right, many begin their fellowship feeling lonely, uncertain, and disconnected from...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Two individuals volunteer at a wildlife refuge

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  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development