IGL Global Fellows

Empowering Local Farmers in Rwanda by Magnifique Mukundwa (E’20)

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Empowering Local Farmers in Rwanda by Magnifique Mukundwa (E’20) Apr 27

This winter break, I was fortunate to travel back to Rwanda to continue supporting my initiative, To The Waters. To The Waters tackles issues related to unsafe water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition (WASH-N), and poverty in low-income communities and schools using innovation and entrepreneurship. We believe WASH-N is a right of all human beings, but access to improved WASH-N most of the times is not possible due to its costs, which is why we tackle poverty as well. 

To The Waters started in November 2018 at Tufts University, and we currently operate in the southern province of Rwanda. One of the initiatives To The Waters is interested in is the use of human waste in agriculture. On this trip, I wanted to understand how farmers in the Mbuye sector of Ruhango perceive the use of human waste in agriculture. Mbuye sector is a rural area region composed of 62 villages with approximately 41,000 residents. 

Apr 14

The Digital Economy Youth Summit by Guillaume Pailhoux (A’21)

by cpinkerton

On Friday January 31st, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership. At the same time, a conference at the University of Cambridge brought together 70 students from across the globe to discuss the European Union and political issues facing our generation.

Apr 13

An Everchanging Crisis by Kristin MacDougall-Sullivan (F’2G)

by cpinkerton

My time in Lesvos came to an end in January, and my experience is difficult to put in writing.  First, I was not prepared for the changes in camp conditions from when I left in August.  Every inch of space both inside and surrounding Moria camp is used as some sort of shelter for newly arriving asylum seekers.  People often find commun

Apr 09

Return to Lesvos by Kristin MacDougall-Sullivan (F'2G)

by cpinkerton

After spending three months this summer working with Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid on the Greek Island of Lesvos, I returned over the winter to keep working with asylum seekers – albeit in a slightly different role.  This time, I was responsible for coordinating our legal clinic, where our clients and nonclients come for appointments, t

Aug 28

Art All Night by Miranda Macaulay Miller (A’20)

by heatherbarry

As I reach the end of my internship at the Arts and Culture program of the Middle East Institute (MEI), I have been thinking a lot about the intersection of the arts and policy, and more specifically the intersection of arts and policy making in the Middle East.

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