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Dr. Mesghinna begins promotional book events

Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, President and Principal Engineer of NRCE, has begun promotional events for his recently published book, How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Achieve Food Security and Ascend Its Economy to the Initial Stages of Light Industrialization. Below you can find a list of promotional events with Dr. Mesghinna. The book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and also on his Author’s Page.

 

EVENTS

  • Radio Interview, KCSU Colorado State University Radio, weekly series centered on interviews with researchers and scientists. Recorded interview: Thursday, September 1 @ 10am. Live interview: TBD. (visit the KCSU website)
  • Guest Speaker, Fall lecture series, Mortenson Center at University of Colorado Boulder – Engineering Center for Developing Countries (MCEDC). Wednesday, September 14 @ 6pm. The presentation will be in the Discovery Learning Collaboratory, which is room 1B70 in the Engineering Center at CU Boulder. (visit the MCEDC website)

 

NRCE staff travels to Senegal to begin USAID project

NRCE’s Contracts and Grants Manager, CFO, and Business Development Manager have arrived in Senegal to begin the Senegal Projet Assainissement – Changement de Comportement et Eau pour le Senegal (ACCES) Task Order under the Water and Development IDIQ (WADI). This task order is a 5 year, $22 million program designed to achieve improvements in nutrition through investments in water, sanitation, and hygiene in the most malnourished regions of Senegal. They will be meeting with the NRCE in-country staff and partners for the project, participating in meetings, visiting field sites, and initiating the start of a successful 5 years.

NRCE President publishes book on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

NRCE President, Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, has published his book titled How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Achieve Food Security and Ascend Its Economy to the Initial Stages of Light Industrialization. In an effort to help SSA countries, the book provides a comprehensive guide to science-engineering-based principles and methods that, if broadly implemented in conjunction with supporting government public policies and programs, could substantially and sustainably increase domestic food production and associated improvements in living standards, poverty reduction, and foster multi-sector economic growth critical to the region’s eventual ascension to industrialization.

The book is available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and also his Author’s Page.

NRCE wins USAID/SENEGAL Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project

NRCE is very pleased to announce the recent contract award by USAID for the Projet Assainissement – Changement de Comportement et Eau pour le Senegal (ACCES) in Senegal, which comes under USAID’s Water and Development IDIQ (WADI). This task order is a 5-year, $22 million program designed to achieve improvements in nutrition through investments in water, sanitation, and hygiene in the most malnourished regions of Senegal.  Activities will test and implement proven and state-of-the-art approaches to increase the sustainability of the USAID investment. Other activities will support achievement of the USAID/Senegal Mission’s “Country Development and Coordination Strategy” results framework. NRCE’s partners under this WADI Task Order are Catholic Relief Services, Population Services, Inc., Impaq, Montgomery Watson Harza, and Caritas/Senegal.

To see the official announcement, follow this link: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/AID/OM/SEN/Awards/AID-685-TO-16-00001.html

NRCE Leadership Staff Attends WSWC/NARF Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims.

The Western States Water Council and the Native American Rights Fund held their fourteenth Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims on August 25-27, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Assad Safadi, Senior Vice President, and Mr. Paul Hamai, Vice President of Water Resources, of NRCE were in attendance. The Symposium began on Tuesday, August 25, at 8:30 a.m. and continued throughout the day, with an evening reception. Discussions continued through the morning of August 26, followed by a review of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s settlement, a field trip to view the settlement features along the Truckee River, and a dinner hosted by the Tribe at Pyramid Lake, 40 miles from Reno. The Symposium concluded on August 27 at noon, after a morning discussion panel.