Reversing Poverty

2021 SMU Giving Day: The Power of One Person’s Vision

Mohammed Njie envisions a future in which all of Africa has access to reliable, affordable, clean energy in his lifetime. Since his first day at the Hunt Institute, he has been working to make this vision a reality, starting with his home country of The Gambia. Mohammed developed a plan with the help of the [...]

2021-06-17T16:51:25+00:00 April 14th, 2021|

Women Artisans and the Case for Handicrafts

As more and more social entrepreneurs show up in industry, both non-profit and for-profit, there is increasing overlap between the initiatives of the Social Enterprise and the Global Development Lab. While this integration will be a primary focus for the Hunt Institute in 2021, the overlap between entrepreneurship and innovation has been evident in past [...]

2021-02-03T20:36:39+00:00 December 15th, 2020|

The Kijiji Project, Tanzania

The Hunt Institute's Global Development Lab partnered with Jessie Zarazaga, Ph.D, Director of the Master of Arts in Sustainability and Development from Lyle School of Engineering, to work with Clara Ford, Founder, President, and CEO of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (KISS) and MASD alumni on what we call the Kijiji Project. Born in Kasisa Village, [...]

2021-01-20T20:53:36+00:00 September 29th, 2020|

Meet Clara Rulegura Ford, Founder of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions

Clara Rulegura Ford This week, the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise Program shines the spotlight on our newest social entrepreneur, Clara Rulegura Ford. Ford is the Founder and CEO of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (K.I.S.S.) and a Class of 2020 commitment maker with the Clinton Global Initiatives University (CGIU). Ford was born and raised [...]

2020-09-18T20:49:25+00:00 September 16th, 2020|

Why We Do What We Do: Part 1

Sitting in her office on another Zoom call, the Assistant Director, Corrie Harris, works to motivate team members given the current state of affairs: an ever-changing landscape that greatly affects their ability to collaborate with in-country partners and affiliates. A series of delays, losses, and obstacles have flown in their path, yet they continue to [...]

2020-09-07T20:58:48+00:00 September 7th, 2020|

Beta COVID-19 Relief Map

In Spring of this year, the Hunt Institute’s Map 4 Good project evolved into Map InDallas, an organizational expansion that included the addition of a stakeholder Advisory Committee led by Dr. Eva Csaky and implemented with the guidance of Dr. James Olivier. Weeks later, the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic shifted the focus to how best to [...]

2020-09-08T22:16:37+00:00 August 31st, 2020|

Map 4 Good is moving to Map InDallas

The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity’s project “Map 4 Good” has evolved into Map InDallas. This transition includes an interdisciplinary advisory committee representing a range of key stakeholders for the project. While the name of the project has changed, the goals remain the same. Map InDallas looks to connect individuals in need with free [...]

2020-08-28T20:31:31+00:00 March 4th, 2020|

Kaitlin Slaughter

Kaitlin Slaughter is a Junior at Southern Methodist University and is working toward a B.S. in Management Science (EMIS) with minors in Mathematics and Anthropology. She is also the Vice President of Human Resources for Program Council, Treasurer of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, and Engagement Manager for SMU’s chapter of Consult your Community. Kaitlin [...]

2020-06-16T18:16:04+00:00 January 21st, 2020|

Spring 2019 Semester Update

Spring 2019 As we near the end of the second semester, the Hunt Institute is proud to highlight some of our student’s accomplishments from this academic year. Varsha Appaji Varsha has been working on a project dedicated to analyzing an inclusive economy and has discovered a great interest in the Internet of Things. This summer, [...]

2020-01-14T18:46:24+00:00 December 17th, 2019|

Global Development Lab

Launched by the Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity and housed in the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, the Global Development Lab is a catalyst for projects fostering global development one concept at a time. The program uses a project-based interdisciplinary engagement model that involves student teams [...]

2020-08-06T19:59:12+00:00 October 6th, 2018|