MDP El Shiekh and MPP alum Thompson profiled in Judd newsletter--Picture Impact NGO working with MDP students

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Picture Impact, a non-profit organization started by two Judd Fellows, has teamed up with 2018 Judd Fellow Ahmed ElShiekh and two other Master of Development Practice students [Note: MPP alum Sara Thompson, http://global.umn.edu/about/globalu/judd_fellows_collaboration.html] to conduct research in Ghana this summer. The students are investigating the contracting between small- and medium-sized agribusinesses and smallholder farmers. Picture Impact is developing a picture-based contracting mechanism that will help build relationships and trust, and logistically smooth the contracting process from beginning to end. Picture Impact reports: "We are excited by some of the student findings already. One interviewee commented, 'If we used pictures, the women could understand the contract fully and the business would be forced to stick to their promises.' That's exactly what Picture Impact is all about!

Crossposted from UMN GPS Alliance News from The Judd

Master of Development Practice student Sydney Maanibe was also part of this project.  See project update from MDP team member Nadya Bucklin https://globalnotes.hhh.umn.edu/2018/08/mdp-nadya-bucklin-on-picture-impact.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=emailutm_campaign=Feed%3A+umn%2FGVzS+%28Global+Notes%29. 
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