The Internaitonal Working Groups are venues for sharing information, discussing current trends and facilitating learning and work done by UF faculty and graduate students in the specific country.

Haiti
Indonesia
Gender & Development

Haiti Working Group

The Haiti Working Group is a venue for sharing information, discussing current trends and facilitating learning and work done by UF faculty and graduate students in Haiti.

Current Activities
 

USAID|Watershed Initiative for National Natural Environment Resources (WINNER) Project

http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/images/Haiti1.jpg
2011, submitted by Andrew Tarter – Anthropology doctoral student interviewing a Haitian farmer about trees in the south of Haiti.

“WINNER is a multidisciplinary program that aims to improve the livelihoods of the rural populations of Haiti. It does this through reducing risks posed by environmental degradation in the catchment areas of Plaine du Cul-de-Sac and Gonaïves.
Activities include agricultural intensification, rehabilitation of rural infrastructure, good governance of natural resources, collective awareness and public-private-peasant partnerships. The University of Florida was contracted for this project to provide training, extension, demonstration, private sector support and applied research.

Contact:
Florence Sergile
Faculty Coordinator, Haiti Projects

University of Florida's Public Health and Health Professions project in Leogane, Haiti

Contact:
Brigit Dermott
Administrative Coordinator to Dean Michael Perri
College of Public Health and Health Professions

 

  1. Go to this website: http://community.education.ufl.edu/community/
  2. Click on the blue button in the upper left that says "Log In/Register with GatorLink." (Even people without gatorlinks can get them for the purpose of participating in the COE Online Community.)
  3. Type "Haiti" in the search box and the group "UF's Efforts to Support Sustainability and Autonomy in Haiti" will be the second thing listed. (Note that Cirecie West-Olatunji's group is listed first. Folks can consider joining that group, too.)
  4. Join group to get access to all of the content posted there.

Disaster Mental Health Counseling Haiti Outreach 2011

In the fall of 2010, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji of the College of Education received a UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity grant to augment understanding of post-disaster resilience and coping within the multicultural context of Haiti. This video describes the experience of counselor education, disaster mental health response, and general outreach experiences for the students. Click here to view Dr. West-Olatunji's Haiti blog.

Presentations

Cooperative Agreements

Click here for a list of cooperative agreements in Haiti.

Contact Information

If you would like to be added to the working group listserv and to attend meetings, please contact Dr. Michael Perri, mperri@phhp.ufl.edu.

Gender & Development Working Group

This is a platform to discuss Gender, Development and Resources related issues initiated by a group of faculty, staff and students at University of Florida. The group is meant to be a locus of energy on campus for those interested in gender and to improve the understanding and inclusion of a gendered perspective in both research and development practice.  Our aim is to reach out broadly, including colleagues who do not necessarily define themselves as gender specialists, but whose research and interests do indeed intersect gender issues. We believe gender to be a fundamental lens through which understanding the social, cultural, and natural aspects of development are broadly conceived.

Through this working group, we will explore together the deeper connections across disciplines, scales, and geographical contexts.

Objectives of the group

  1. Exchange ideas,opportunites, recent research and findings
  2. Share work experiences
  3. Capture grant opportunities wherever relevant
  4. Explore ways to integrate gender in research outside conventional gender related subjects
  5. Build strong network to further strenghten gender competencies at UF

Who can join?

Interested faculty, staff and students at University of Florida in any department and discipline are welcome to join this group. Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Last year, the group worked in collaboration with existing programs on campus including Latin American Studies, the Center for African Studies, Tropical Conservation and Development, and the Masters in Sustainable Development Practice, to bring speakers throughout the semester. The group also invited on-campus scholars and practitioners across various disciples to share their research and findings with the broader campus. Bi-weekly meetings were held to facilitate networking and interaction among people of similar interests. 

 

Indonesia Working Group

The Indonesia Working Group is a venue for sharing information, discussing current trends and facilitating learning and work done by UF faculty and graduate students in Indonesia.

Current Activities

The association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU) has created a US-Indonesia Joint Council for Higher Education Partnership. The purpose of the council is to increase the engagement of the US and Indonesia higer education communities, and will be accomplished through:

  • Student Exchanges
  • Joint Research Partnerships
  • Faculty and Staff Exchanges
  • Mobilizing U.S./Indonesia Private Sector Participation

The Indonesia Working Group at UF was created in response to these increased opportunities, and includes faculty and graduate students currently working or interested in Indonesia. Meetings are regularly scheduled through the International Center.

Cooperative Agreements

Click here for a list of cooperative agreements in Indonesia.

Contact Information

If you would like to be added to the working group listserv and to attend meetings, please contact Dr. Chris Silver, silver2@dcp.ufl.edu.