Here are a few updates from the Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev)–a USAID Development Lab at Texas A&M University that seeks to improve development programs and policies in conflict-affected areas of the world through research and education. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest information!


  • FILM SCREENING OCT 26: The Man Who Mends Women, 23 September 2016

    Join us at The Grand Stafford in Downtown Bryan for a screening of a film exploring the life and work of internationally renowned surgeon, Dr. Denis Mukwege. Nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Mukwege has medically assisted over 40,000 sexually abused women and campaigns for global awareness on sexual violence in Congo.

  • ConDev Internship Opportunity, 25 August 2016

    Are you an aspiring grant writer? ConDev has an opening for an unpaid Development Intern this fall!

  • Human-Elephant Conflict Comes to Texas A&M, 22 August 2016

    This week, a delegation from Ecoexist will visit the Texas A&M campus to screen their 18-minute documentary concerning human-elephant conflict in Botswana! The two screenings will be followed by brown bag discussions with the team’s Botswanan Field Coordinators.

  • ConDev Grantee Featured on the Ezra Klein Show, 18 August 2016

    ConDev grant winner Grant Gordon discusses a variety of topics including his ConDev-sponsored research in the DR Congo, his thoughts on humanitarian intervention, and advice for future global development professionals.

  • Partner Ecoexist Featured in AgriLeader Magazine, 11 August 2016

    ConDev partner Ecoexist promotes the coexistence of elephants and humans in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. ConDev teamed up with Ecoexist to lead an innovative student workshop there last June!

  • Innovation Marketplace, 28 March 2016

    This USAID competition is seeking students and young innovators who are using science, technology, innovation, and partnerships (STIP) to tackle global challenges.

  • A Dream Shaped By Adversity: Rwandan Genocide Survivor to PhD Student, 24 March 2016

    Growing up as a refugee in East Africa, Cedric Habiyaremye vowed to fight malnutrition and hunger in Rwanda. Today, he is a PhD student in Crop Science working to develop novel and sustainable farming practices.He delivered a first-hand account of his journey to pursue an education and his continuing mission to positively impact agricultural development in Rwanda.

  • Lubero Peace Dialogue, 17-19 June 2015

    Community leaders and local citizens gathered in Lubero, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to voice their grievances and discuss avenues to peace.

  • Masisi Peace Dialogue, 8-10 February 2015

    This second Congo Peace Center peacebuilding workshop built upon the success of the first dialogue in Rutshuru, with breakout sessions covering issues such as constitutional rights, good governance, conflict resolution and prioritizing community needs. These sessions provided a unique opportunity for disparate factions of the community to work together to address concerns and build a shared vision for Masisi’s future.

  • Rutshuru Peace Dialogue, 12-14 December 2014

    During the Congo Peace Center’s first peacebuilding workshop in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), participants worked in breakout groups to resolve inter-community conflict, focusing on the relationship between communities and state authorities, along with local development projects.