Please join me in congratulating the strong representation from ConDev and Texas A&M for this year’s Innovation Marketplace! The Innovation Marketplace, hosted by USAID’s Global Development Lab, is a competition showcasing the talent of students and young innovators who are using science, technology, innovation, and partnerships (STIP) to tackle global challenges.
The following ConDev teams have been selected to take part in this year’s competition and poster session at MIT in Boston this November for TechCon:
- PhD student Apryl Williams will present on “Digital Inequality & Communication Technology in DRC.” Apryl was a ConDev intern in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last summer and now works for the Center as a Research Associate.
- ConDev Grant winner Sharing the Land uses GIS & GPS technologies to mobilize community stakeholders to address land conflict, improve urban planning and develop aAs an transparent and effective land management system in eastern DRC.
- Aggies Madison Cooper, Isabel Hegedus, Joe Hall and Ben Hall developed a vegetable washing system to be piloted on one of ConDev’s Guatemala projects this summer!
- Bush School grad Morten Wendelbo developed a model to improve resource allocation for natural disaster resilience.
- As an added bonus, ConDev’s Regional Lead for Latin America, Mrs. Johanna Roman, has also been chosen to be an official mentor.