Development Students from 60 Countries Seek Advice on Rural Projects

Cross hemisphere partnerships are creating between 40 & 50 projects on-the-ground community projects in our fall online courses.

Students are from Latin America, Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean & the Pacific. See the list of countries below. They are posting updates on CSDi’s Facebook page & Development Community pages.

Students develop participatory needs assessments with community members using a 10-seed voting system—and participatory mapping.

Check in periodically—students will be asking for help with their projects—but also posting suggestions for other students.


Projects are ranging model forests, sustainable tourism, wetland conservation, land use management plans, soil & water restoration & management, alternative forms of income generation, deforestation, advocacy, youth, nomadic pastoralism, food insecurity & vulnerability to climate change.


Based upon community defined need, students develop projects designed for impact and sustainability in partnership with their communities.

Here are the countries where this fall’s students come from:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria , Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Brasil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Pakistan, Perú, Philippines, Reunion, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia.

Tell us about your projects. What do you have to offer to these online students?

Be sure to visit the CSDi’s Development Community. Join 570 colleagues in sharing resources & collaborating online.

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