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Jim Murphy conducts summer field research in Nairobi

Jim Murphy talking with the communityProfessor Jim Murphy spent part of his summer conducting field research as part of a regional studies Association MeRSA grant received through the Marsh Institute. While in Nairobi, Jim connected with collaborators from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) to meet with two of the “Muungano” (community groups) that they worked with as part of their research into sanitation provisioning systems in the city, particularly within the informal settlements.

Jim and his collaborators also held a one-day workshop at Kenyatta University to present the major findings from the research and to receive feedback from stakeholders such as the municipal government, NGOS, and community groups.

In addition, Jim was awarded the 2017-2018 Outstanding Graduate Mentoring/ Advising Award at Clark University. Thanks for all your hard work, Jim!