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Human Rights and Development in Malawi

Undertaken in partnership with the Department of Political Science and the NGO in Malawi, Determined to Develop, this project draws on transdisciplinary research and applied participatory international development insights to enable students from across the university, including Teacher Education - School of Education and Health Sciences and ETHOS Center - School of Engineering, to meaningfully participate in development and human rights work on a global scale.  

The Malawi Research Practicum and the Malawi Graduate Fellowship train future human rights advocates and professionals through applied research and working with the community on critical human rights and development issues.

  • Malawi Research Practicum
  • Malawi Graduate Fellowship
  • Rights and Development in Africa
  • Malawi Research Practicum

    The Malawi Research Practicum on Rights & Development is a nine-week applied research experience for undergraduate students in Chilumba, Malawi.

    Malawi Research Practicum

    Malawi Graduate Fellowship

    The Malawi Graduate Fellowship is a program designed to support a recent graduate or graduating senior with a yearlong field experience working with Determined to Develop.

    Malawi Graduate Fellowship

    Rights and Development in Africa

    The Rights and Development in Africa course provides students the opportunity to apply knowledge utilizing both theories and applied participatory research methods to explore the nexus between human rights and development in the context of Africa today. It prepares students for experiential learning placements in Africa, including the Malawi Research Practicum. The course is available to register for Spring 2022.



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