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MDP into Action

idea by miranda.bodfish

Website

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http://web.gs.emory.edu/mdp/

The Idea

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To spread awareness about the crisis in the Horn of Africa by implementing a day of action in our international network of graduate programs.

The Specifics

We are graduate students in Emory University’s Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) program, one of 23 innovative graduate programs around the world focused on global poverty reduction and sustainable development. In an effort to raise awareness about the crisis and to strengthen our diverse and widespread network, we will initiate an annual global “MDP into Action” day focused on this issue.

We will invite the 23 programs across the globe to participate in this day of action, which will be launched with a kickoff event at Emory University. Participating universities will receive guidelines and resources for carrying out the day of action in their communities.

Discussion
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Fantastic Idea! Kudos to you!

by Salimata
over 2 years ago | Reply

Go Emory! It's time to jump from theory to action!

by LiseAfoy
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Lise! We appreciate your support!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

support from our university as well :) We are organising our first department MDP event on 17th February 2012
- Rozita Singh (TERI University, New Delhi)

by rozita
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks, TERI! We're excited to collaborate!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

This is awesome!!!! Well done Emory for the fantastic idea. Much love and support from MDP Dublin!!!

by fintabulous
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Dublin for your support!!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

Go Emory! It's time to jump from theory to action!

by LiseAfoy
over 2 years ago | Reply

Go Emory! It's time to jump from theory to action!

by LiseAfoy
over 2 years ago | Reply

I am so pleased to receive information about this initiative and commends Emory University MDP community for this wonderful idea. I appreciate your bringing it to our attention and the MDP'ers here at University of Botswana strongly supports the awareness across MDP network and we are interested in participating in this day of action

by Molebi
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for sharing the interest & support from University of Botswana--so glad you're interested in participating!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

Props for a great idea :) ... from TCD/UCD MDP (Ireland)

by jeannespillane
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks TCD/UCD--I hope we can help our programs connect through the day of action!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

It's really a great idea!

by rakotojaofenom
over 2 years ago | Reply

Way to Go Emory, I've thought for awhile that the consortium needs to find more ways to work together.
-UF/DU MDP

by danhabfan11
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for your support, fellow MDPer--hope we connect as we plan the event!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea!!!! bringing together a worldwide network to support such an important cause.

by maria winston
over 2 years ago | Reply

That is amazing! Let's make it a reality

by jokwakol
over 2 years ago | Reply

This option can directly involve those individuals, families and countries that are affected by the crisis.

MDP University Schools:
Columbia University (NY, NY)
Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
TERI University (New Delhi, India)
James Cook University (Townsville Australia)
Trinity College (Dublin Ireland)
Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)
University of Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar, Senegal)
University of Botswana (Gaborone, Botswana)
University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida)
University of Ibadan (Ibadan, Nigeria)
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities, Minnesota)
BRAC Development Institute, BRAC University (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
CATIE (Turrialba, Costa Rica)
University of California, Davis (Davis, California)
University of Peradeniya (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

by molly.winston
over 2 years ago | Reply

Emory MDP has come up with a great idea!! We hope you win!

by bethw
over 2 years ago | Reply

If anyone viewing this is from an MDP program (other than Emory's), let us know! We'd love to connect!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

More voices + more awareness + more action = less deaths due to this crisis

by haleykh
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks! I hope we can draw on your experience in Ethiopia in planning the day of action!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

What an important cause and a truly effective approach!

by aliciabwclifton
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks! I hope you'll lend your expertise to the cause!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

Can you vote more than once? I want to vote every day!

by aliciabwclifton
over 2 years ago | Reply

Unfortunately, I believe you can only vote once per account, but thanks for spreading the word!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

love this idea! great way to educate and raise awareness for an important cause - best of luck!

by karena
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks so much for your support!!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea, use of extensive global network will disseminate ideas and information!

by molly.winston
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks, Molly, for supporting our idea! We're excited to have you involved!

by miranda.bodfish
over 2 years ago | Reply

Exciting idea! Can't wait to see the change that comes from it!

by save the world chica
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great way to start a network of like-minded people/ students to share ideas and resources needed to spread awareness and move towards action!

by kbuckley
over 2 years ago | Reply

I think this is an amazing idea. Keep up the voting!

by jburris14
over 2 years ago | Reply

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