Development Engineering (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/development-engineering) is an open access, interdisciplinary journal that applies engineering and economic research to the problems of poverty. Published by Elsevier, the journal will showcase research on innovative technologies designed to improve welfare in developing countries, along with novel measurement tools that are improving the quality and relevance of empirical data. The journal is intended to encourage collaboration and learning between engineering and the quantitative social sciences with a key priority to promote high-quality research conducted by scholars from developing countries. To this end, we have created a unique co-mentorship program (http://tinyurl.com/DevEngCoMentor) and encourage submissions from developing country authors.
Development Engineering is open for submissions and will accept manuscripts on a rolling basis: http://tinyurl.com/DevEngSubmit. The first issue is expected to go live in Fall 2015.
Dev Eng is funded in part by UC Berkeley's Development Impact Lab through the US Global Development Lab's Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN).
For more information, see the attached flyer.
EASST partner institution, the African Population and Health Research Center, APHRC, based in Kenya, has won the 2015 United Nations Population Award. Established in 1981, the award is given to individuals and institutions for exceptional work and achievement in the fields of population and health. Over the last decade the Center has contributed to a better Africa through quality research, and results-based strategic communications and policy engagement. For more on the organization’s work, Jane Mathebula spoke to Chimaraoke Izugbara, the Head of the Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health Programme at APHRC and a former EASST policy fellow. You can listen to the full interview here, and read more about the award here.
On Tuesday, May 5th, EASST visiting fellows John Bosco Asiimwe, Fredrick Manang, and Anthony Mveyange presented the research projects that they have been working on over the course of the last semester.