Cooking and Coding


Cooking and Coding People Served Directly People Served Indirectly Name: Sara Shimel College Affiliation: Kresge College Major: GISES Graduation Date: Spring 2015 Project Date: September 24 to December 3 2014 Partner Org: Mission Hill Middle School Partner Website: Technologies Used: HTML and CSS Project Themes: Youth Empowerment, [...]

Gumbi Tribe Conservation and Development Through Wildlife Preservation at the Somkhanda Game Reserve


Gumbi Tribe Conservation and Development Through Wildlife Preservation at the Somkhanda Game Reserve People Served Directly People Served Indirectly Name: Elizabeth Arzouni College Affiliation: College Nine Major: GISES Graduation Date: Spring 2016 Project Date: Summer 2015 Partner Org: African Insight Partner Website: Technologies Used: Video Production Project [...]

Building Technological Capacity of Youth Leaders in a Rural Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Initiative


Suraya Arslan | San Ramón, Matagalpa, Nicaragua | Fall 2014 Note: This project is currently in the implementation phase, so here is a general proposal describing it. Check back for updates! Coffee is a perennial crop whose price is dictated by a highly volatile market, contributing to smallholder famers’—responsible for over 70 percent of the [...]

Moshi Institute of Technology


Beth Hennenberg | Summer 2012 | Moshi, Tanzania MIT is a for-profit institute that offers classes in various topics in computers as well as English courses. It is situated in the center of Moshi town, which is located on the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. MIT has two locations in town, and one in rural [...]

DC Hub – Building Strategic Partnerships


Jessica Carsten | 2010 | Washington DC After graduating from UCSC, Jessica started a project in Washington D.C. to manage internship placements for GIIP students while creating opportunities for new strategic partnerships. GIIP  has an impressive global network of alumni and a growing base of partner organizations, including nine strategic partnerships. The successful development and expansion of GIIP  makes alumni [...]

Advancing Sustainable Communities


  Neil | 2011 | Japan Advancing Sustainable Communities via Ancient Japanese Farming Practices began as a project to assess the success of Japanese sustainable farming in the context of rapid industrialization. The aim was to understand what factors, especially the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), had allowed these small farms to prosper, [...]

Preserving Natural Resources and Improving Local Infrastructure


Gail Chadwin | Summer/Fall 2006 | Chalatenango, El Salvador GIIP fellow Gail Chadwin spent Summer and Fall quarter in Chalatenango, El Salvador, helping a local NGO preserve natural resources and improve the local infrastructure and economy. Working with the Intermunicipal Technical Unit (UTI) of the Association of Municipalities Mancomunidad La Montañona (MLM), Gail’s project focused on enhancing [...]

Thirsty Trees Video Project


Katie Roper | Summer 2006 | Kenya In July 2006 Katie Roper traveled to Kenya, Africa to produce a video to be aired at a major event as publicity for International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF). “Thirsty Trees: And the Search for Better Alternatives” is an investigation into the different problems certain trees–especially eucalyptus- are creating [...]