Students and Alumni Advisory Council
The Student and Alumni Advisory Council was created in January of 2014 through a meeting of the MDP Secretariat and the global MDP academic institutions. The three purposes of SAAC are to:
- Represent student and alumni opinions and interests within the Global MDP Association
- Provide professional platform(s) for job opportunities, networking, and the promotion of the MDP brand to employers
- Create platforms for MDP students and alumni for discussion, global projects, and ideas sharing
Every MDP student should have the opportunity to voice their concerns, suggestions and needs through SAAC, and SAAC activities and information should flow back down to students. To enable this, SAAC is comprised of three levels – school, regional, and global.
- School: Each MDP Institution should have 2-3 representatives.
- Regional: The 2-3 representatives from each school sit on their respective Regional SAAC (East Asia, South Asia, Africa, North America, Latin America, and Europe).
- Global: One to two representatives from each Regional SAAC will be elected to sit on the Global SAAC.
|A Case-Study Writing Methodology for the MPA-DP at Columbia University
|Andre Correa d'Almeida, Rob Garfield
|Case Study, Library
|A methodology for creating case studies used by the MPA-DP at Columbia University. This is based on Columbia's experience leading up to and following the summer of 2011.
|Business Development Services: Comparative case study of Rural Micro-enterprises in Madagascar
|Sandra Paulina Segin
|Climate Change-Adapted Tea Value Chain Development in Tuyên Quang, Vietnam
|IFAD-TNSP Practicum: Chloé Desjonquères
|Development Planning and Policy Analysis - Syllabus
|Professor Ragui Assaad, University of Minnesota
|Analysis, Community, Development, Governance, Library, Policy
|Syllabus for University of Minnesota's Development, Planning, and Policy Analysis course by Professor Ragui Assad.
|Education for Sustainable Development - Presentation - Education, Rights, and Development
|Education, Human Rights, Library, Social Sciences
|Education for Sustainable Development Presentation on Education, Rights, and Development.
|Food, Nutrition, and Health - Video by Jessica Fanzo
|Jessica Fanzo, Global MDP Secretariat
|Food Security, Global Health, Health, Library, Malnutrition, Nutrition, Video
|Part of the Global Health Video series developed by the MDP Secretariat. This is a video lecture by Jessica Fanzo focusing on Food, Nutrition, and Health.
|Global Food Systems - Presentation - Agriculture and Climate Change
|Walter E. Baethgen
|Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Library
|Presentation on Climate Change and Agriculture for Global Food Systems, Spring 2011 by Walter E. Baethgen, Director, Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Program, International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University.
|Global Health MDP Lecture Series: Syllabus, Readings, Key Messages, and Video Links
|Food Security, Gender, Global Health, Health, Library, Nutrition, Water
|Ten-session Global Health lecture series with syllabus, videos, key messages, readings, research papers, and discussion questions.
|Global Health MDP Modules: Video & Key Messages--Short Guide
|Food Security, Gender, Global Health, Health, Library, Sanitation, Water
|Short guide to 10-session lecture series in Global Health, with key messages for each session.
|Global Health Practice - Syllabus
|Global Health, Health, Health Sciences, Library
|The aim of this course is to provide non-health experts with a basic understanding of global public health issues. The course will focus on the Millennium Development Goals 4 (child health), 5 (maternal health) and 6 (HIV, TB, malaria, and other important diseases) alongside the interdependence of the MDGs and health outcomes. In addition, challenges to health systems and barriers to access are addressed.
|ICSDP Proceedings 2013
|Rodrigo Medeiros, Larry Swatuk
|Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice
|Millennium Development Goals Teaching notes - FSDP
|Health Sciences, Library, Management Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
|Foundations of Sustainable Development Practice (FSDP) - Teaching Notes for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) topic.
|Public Health Challenges in Low-Income Countries - Video by Paul Proynk
|Global Health, Library, Nutrition, Sanitation, Video
|Part of the Global Health Video series developed by the MDP Secretariat. This video is the introduction to the series by Paul Pronyk and focuses on Public Health issues in low-income settings.
|Example of a Research Plan
|The Informal Sector in Francophone Africa
|Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Nancy Benjamin
|Business, Case Study, Community, Economics, Governance, Human Rights, Infrastructure, Library, Micro-finance, Social entrepreneurship, Urban Development
|Sponsored by the World Bank and Co-Authored by Dr. Aly Mbaye, MDP Director at UCAD: The informal sector in West Africa has some distinctive characteristics. Informality usually connotes small and unorganized producers operating on the fringes of the formal economy. In West African countries, however, the normal situation is to some extent reversed: a dynamic informal sector dominates the stagnant formal economy. Moreover, in these countries, small operators coexist with very large and politically well-connected informal enterprises and well-organized networks. Notwithstanding its importance, there have been relatively few systematic studies of this dual feature of the informal sector in West Africa, and consequently too little is known about it. One of our hypotheses is that determinants and appropriate policy responses are likely to differ between “large” and “small” informal operations.
|Using Case Studies - Video by Kirsten Lundberg
|Kirsten Lundberg, Global MDP Secretariat
|Case Study, Library, Manuals/Guides/Tools, Presentation, Teaching Notes, Video
|Kirsten Lundberg, Director of the Case Consortium @ Columbia, facilitated a Case Studies workshop at the 4th Annual Global MDP Summit, February 2012, held at the BRAC Development Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The slide/talk, “The Case Method: Art and Skill,” offered the MDP Directors and faculty practical suggestions on how to use “teaching cases” to help MDP students become more effective development practitioners. Files: UsingTeachingCaseStudies_10_EasySteps_KirstenLundberg.pdf KirstenLundberg_UsingTeachingCaseStudies.pdf
|Vikram Patel - Why Mental Health Matters to Global Health (ASI 2012)
|Vikram Patel, McGill Transcultural Psychiatry
|Health Sciences, Human Rights, Lecture, Library, Mental Health, Video
|Global health is the new avatar for what we once called “international health” and, going back further in time, “tropical medicine”. Global health stands out from its predecessors in three key respects: first, its priorities are determined by the science of the burden of disease; second, its driving philosophy is equity, i.e. justice and fairness in the distribution of health in society; and third, its scope is global, i.e. it concerns actions which can benefit the health of people globally. This presentation will present evidence to make the case that mental health is not only relevant to global health in all these respects, but in fact lies at its very heart. The presentation will then address some key road-blocks to global efforts to improve access to care for people with mental disorders, in particular the grave shortage and iniquitous distribution of mental health specialist resources.