Monday, January 16, 2017

Humphrey Fellow alum leads supply chain management group in Haiti

Update from Serge Michel, now working with Partners in Health:  "I would like to give thanks to US Department of States that have been granted me to attend the Fulbright Humphrey Fellowship Program, fiscal year 2014-2015. This adventure provided me with proven knowledge, competencies, and leadership skills. After one year back home, I have the great feeling and satisfaction that I am in a way to better serve my country through some of my personal, social and professional activities.

Personally, I helped build a corporate society called Innovative Professional Group (IPGroup S.A) where I contributed under my leadership to gathering ten (10) former colleagues from UNOPS to create this society – We are over the course to launch a project of Supply Chain Management. I am currently the President of Board of this registered and legal structure.

Socially, I am serving on the Board of Think Tank Group and Actions for a New Haiti (GRAHN-Haiti)- one the largest Civic Haitian Organization, as Vice-Chairman of Innovation and Creativity.
Professionally: since December 2015 I am working at Partners in Health (PIH) in Haiti as Programs Director where I lead two projects funded by USAID such as Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Initiative (CCCI) and WASH In Schools (WIS), both projects provided quality services to under-served population in the lower of Artibonite and lower of Central Plateau areas in Haiti."

Mr. Serge Michel
2014-15 Humphrey International Fulbright Fellow to the Humphrey School, University of Minnesota
President Board of Innovative Professional Group S.A (IPGroup S.A)USAID Program Manager Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Initiative and WASH in Schools at Zanmi Lasante /Partners in Health
Founder and CEO of Ayiti Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ALE)

UMN ICI working on disability rights in Zambia

UMN College of Education and Human Development's Institute on Community Integration staff Amy Hewitt, Amos Hewitt-Perry, and Macdonald Metzger: Hewitt-Perry (right), Metzger (second from left), and Hewitt just completed a trip to Zambia, a country in southern Africa, where they collaborated with longtime Zambian colleagues Mikala Mukongolwa and Bishop Patrick Chisanga, as well as Bill and Sandy Beddor, to conduct training on disability rights, awareness, and community inclusion. The hope is to replicate the Home Based Education program in the Mansa diocese area in Zambia. Additionally, planning is in place to pilot the use of DirectCourse as a tool to support Home Based Educators and Special Education teachers throughout Zambia. Metzger continued on to Liberia where he is promoting training and inclusion.

crossposted from FYI Monthly, sent by Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA

IPID's International Travel Grant Presentation and 2017 Grant Launch

Greetings from IPID! 

We hope you've had a wonderful break and that you're ready to start a great spring semester.  We also would like to invite you to and first event of 2017. Each year, IPID awards Travel Grants up to $1,250 to support UMN students pursuing research, internships, or work experience related to international development. Join us to learn from our last year's recipients and find out how to become one of them!

Attendance is strongly recommended if you are planning to apply for a Travel Grant. Applications will be accepted from January 31 – March 1. More information about the 2017 Travel Grant is available on IPID’s webpage.

When: January 31st 2017 from 4:15-5:45 pm
Where: TBD
RSVP here 



Jan 18: Hot topics in Global Health


Please join us! 

Tropical and Travel
Medicine Seminar

January 18, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hot topics in Global Health
Please join us as residents present on current global health issues.

Please note our location is on the St. Paul Campus in the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Building, Room 135. 

We will be recording and live streaming this seminar. More information to follow.

New Location: Room 135 in the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Building on the St. Paul Campus
1988 Fitch Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Parking for a nominal fee is available in the Gortner Avenue Ramp, S101 Lot and S104 Lot.
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Since 1999, the Tropical and Travel Medicine Seminar Lecture Series has been a tradition of Medicine Global Health, reflecting our core value of providing medical education in the global village. 

Seminars are held monthly through May 2015 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6pm - 8pm at the Twin Cities Shriners Hospitals for Children®. 

Upcoming Seminars:
May 20, 2015

Stay tuned for Fall 2015 seminar dates.


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Interested in learning about innovative solutions to environmental and societal challenges?

For May Term 2017, join Acara in either Bangalore, India or San Isidro, Nicaragua! These two 3-week interdisciplinary courses are open to graduate and upper level undergraduates, from all colleges, and fill liberal education requirements for undergrads and tech electives for CEGE students. No language requirement. Deadline is February 1! E-mail Acara with questions!

June 7-9: 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Connect with leaders in the headlines.

Carl BildtFormer Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister, Sweden

Richard FloridaProfessor and Author of
The New Urban Crisis

Gillian TettUS Managing Editor,
Financial Times

Sir Bernard Hogan-HoweCommissioner, London’s Metropolitan
Police Service

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Former Mayor,
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Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Greenpeace

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