Local scholars are best positioned to identify and address challenges in their own communities and countries. The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley helps train scholars from low- and middle- income countries to lead rigorous research in their home countries and regions. Through semester-long fellowships at UC Berkeley, visiting scholars audit development economics courses, present their work at seminars, apply to competitive funding opportunities, receive faculty and peer mentorship, and network with faculty and students across the CEGA network. In addition, the CEGAGlobal Networks program organizes conferences to disseminate locally-generated research, connects fellows with policy makers and other partners, and hosts events for scholars to deliver and receive feedback on working papers.
CEGA will share an overview of their work and discuss how it contributes to UC Berkeley’s equity and inclusion goals. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss shared challenges in diversifying international exchange and visiting scholar programs at UC Berkeley.
Maya Ranganth, Senior Program Manager, Global Networks
Chelsea Downs, Senior Program Associate, Global Networks