Thursday, June 22, 2017

‘From Buckets to Rain Barrels’ project wins David Gillingham Award

A collaboration between Carleton University’s Business, Engineering and Industrial Design programs has won a prestigious international award for an access to clean water project in eastern Africa.

For the last three years, professors Troy Anderson, Bjarki Hallgrimmson, and Onita Basu have led From Buckets to Rain Barrels in Longido, Tanzania. Their efforts were recognized by the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) with the David Gillingham Award.

Anderson, assistant professor of management and strategy at Sprott School of Business, launched the project in 2014. He learned about the Longido-based Tanzanian Education and Micro-Business Organization (TEMBO) from Virginia Taylor, who teaches cross-cultural communication at Sprott and serves as the NGO’s treasurer. A lack of water in the drought-prone district affected TEMBO’s mandate to nurture education for adolescent girls and micro-financing loans for women.

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