MIT One of 32 Inaugural Partners of Global Development Lab

Published in MIT News on April 8, 2014, by Nancy Adams, D-Lab

On April 3, MIT Vice President for International Partnerships Claude Canizares and a team from MIT’s D-Lab travelled to New York for the launch event of the U.S. Global Development Lab — which MIT recently joined.

“MIT is extremely proud to be a Cornerstone Partner with USAID in the new Global Development Lab,” Canizares said. “Our students and our faculty are passionate about making a real impact on the world, and the Global Development Lab connects us to like-minded teams at other universities, in USAID, and in the private sector.”

The new lab, created by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will foster science- and technology-based solutions to help end extreme poverty by 2030. MIT is among the 32 inaugural Cornerstone Partners of the Lab, which include nongovernmental organizations, corporations, and universities. “The Lab will engage a global community of inventors, academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate leaders in science and technology to invent, test, and scale the most promising and cost-effective solutions to end extreme poverty,” USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said in a press release...

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