UC Berkeley’s Development Impact Lab: “Greater than the Sum of Its Parts”

At a recent one-day conference, the worldwide consortium of the Development Impact Lab (DIL) was launched with a blend of presentations, workshops, and conversations. These activities aimed to facilitate novel collaborations that will lay the foundations of Development Engineering, a new approach to applying science and technology to global development. In the words of Marion Adeney, a USAID AAAS fellow and the UC Berkeley manager of USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), the conference “opened …doors to let more minds in,” redefining university engagement with USAID and the broader development community.

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