SUMMER 2021 Update: Due to current safety guidelines and travel restrictions, the Global Health Summer Program in Zambia will be offered virtually for Summer 2021! Students will continue collaborating with the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research and Lusaka based partner organizations to develop a research paper and final presentation.
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The Global Health Program offers an eight-week summer program in Lusaka, Zambia. Students will have the opportunity to work with the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) and Lusaka based partner organizations to complete a research project on various topics related to public health and governance in Zambia. At the end of their eight-week program, students will write a research paper and present their findings to SAIPAR, partner organizations, and relevant stakeholders during a final presentation. Through our collaboration with SAIPAR, students will be equipped with the resources to meaningfully confront the realities that accompany development.
What is unique about this program?
Students, in collaboration with their assigned partner organization will work in small groups to develop a research topic that is both of interest to the students and contributes to the mission of the partner organization. Over the course of eight weeks, students will develop an extensive research paper and final presentation that addressed this topic. These papers will be reviewed for publication by SAIPAR as occasional papers. You can review past topics and papers on SAIPAR’s occasional paper page.
What is unique about SAIPAR?
The Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) is an independent, educational research and development-oriented research center. Through interdisciplinary research, publications, seminars, and dialogue facilitation, the Institute seeks to contribute to improved policy making, research capacity, and governance. The Institute aims to be a catalyst for new ideas and concepts on good governance and development in Zambia and Southern Africa and a documentation center to serve as an indispensable partner on research and policy analysis.