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Should America Keep Giving Billions Of Dollars To Countries In Need?

By Emily Bedell | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

An interesting article comparing different opinions on whether or not foreign aid is/has been effective. http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/05/18/528558417/should-america-keep-giving-billions-of-dollars-to-countries-in-need?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20170518&utm_campaign=goatsandsoda&utm_term=nprnews

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Launch of GlobalPDX

By Marissa Streyle | Apr 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

GlobalPDX launched into being on Monday, February 13 at Portland State University’s Elevating Impact Summit.  Evan Thomas, GlobalPDX Director and Associate Professor of Engineering and Public Health at PSU, introduced the organization as a resource for individuals, businesses, non-profits, and academia working across Oregon in international development. GlobalPDX currently has more than 60 individual and…

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Seeking your input on a Global Health Certificate Program

By Marissa Streyle | Apr 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

GlobalPDX is working with the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health to develop a global health certificate, and we need your input.  We have created a brief survey to gather information that will help to inform the development of this program.  The survey should take ten minutes or less, and one respondent will be selected at…

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Seed Grant Opportunity for Faculty offered by University of Oregon

By Marissa Streyle | Apr 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The University of Oregon has announced a seed grant for its faculty to partner with GlobalPDX members to draft funding proposals for collaborative research projects.  To be clear, the grants do not cover the research projects, they provide resources to assist in the drafting of the proposal for funding.  The university’s announcement is available here. …

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Development Malpractice In Ghana

By Emily Bedell | Apr 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Click here to check out this informative article written by Kevin Starr from the Standford Social Innovation Review on how stuff that doesn’t work can screw up stuff that does.  

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Member Post from SUDARA

By Marissa Streyle | Mar 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

While traveling throughout India in 2005, Sudara founder and CEO, Shannon Keith, heard stories of sex trafficking and witnessed women being forced to sell their bodies in order to feed their families.  She returned home from that trip and was compelled to create an organization that would make a lasting impact for women and their…

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Featuring GlobalPDX Members

By Marissa Streyle | Mar 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of our primary goals at GlobalPDX is to highlight the work of our members and we think the best way to do that is to amplify their voices. We invite our members to contribute blog posts that describe their organizations and their work in hopes that you will learn about each of them in…

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First anniversary reflection

By Aaron Liss | Mar 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

For more than 16 years, local hero of mine, Irene Tinker, hosted monthly gatherings into their home centered around international development called the devSalon. The atmosphere of these gatherings was always lively and the conversations important and relevant. Five years ago when Irene announced that she was no longer hosting the devSalons, I created Development…

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Impact Invention Award given to two GlobalPDX members

By Marissa Streyle | Mar 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to GlobalPDX members InStove and Oregon State University’s Humanitarian Engineering Department for receiving the Impact Award in Impact Invention at the Elevating Impact Summit on February 13.  The award, presented by the Lemelson Foundation, goes to an entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team working to address a social, environmental, or economic problem through an invention-based enterprise…

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