Research System Developer Hedden has spent much of 2018 serving as a coordinating lead author for the “Outlooks” section of the UN Environmental Programme’s (UNEP) sixth Global Environmental Outlook report (GEO-6). The goal of the report is to understand the current state and trends of the environment, and to inform the international community on policies to meet environmental objectives.
On January 25, Mickey Rafa taught a hands-on session to Professor Aaron Schneider's Data Analysis for Development class, introducing graduate students to the International Futures (IFs) model and how it can be used to explore historical data, discover relationships among variables, and build quantitative models.
On April 20, Mickey Rafa presented “Using Nighttime Lights for Poverty Analysis in Uganda” at the Spring Meeting of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Statistical Association in Boulder, Colorado. This research, which was sponsored by The Learning Contract (USAID-Uganda), explores the effectiveness of nighttime lights in evaluating poverty at small geographic scales.
In May 2018, Director Jonathan D. Moyer travelled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for a meeting of the ENACT Index Technical Reference Group. The group continues its work mitigating the impact of transnational organized crime on development, governance, security, and the rule of law in Africa.
On May 14, Research Associate Andrew Scott spoke on “Framing the Future” for the Davinci Institute’s Speaker Series in Westminster, CO. Davinci Institute is a networking firm and think tank dedicated to building “a community of intellectuals and inventors” who can think strategically about the future. Mr.
Migration Trends in the Western Cape is the first of two papers exploring provincial migration, authored by Research Affiliate Alanna Markle and Dal van der Lingen for the Western Cape Department of the Premier’s Chief Directorate: Policy and Strategy.
Research Affiliate Alanna Markle is lead author of a brief that models the economic cost of the high co-occurrence of over-consumption and undernutrition in the Western Cape to 2040.
On April 12, DU Geology Professor Paul Sutton delivered a paper at the American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting in New Orleans, highlighting a recent collaboration between his department and the Pardee Center for International Futures.
On March 27, Research System Developer Steve Hedden and Research Affiliate Alex Porter visited the Posner Center’s Global Classroom as part of the “Development Dialogue” series.