DVST Around the Globe

DVST students have conducted fieldwork in a wide range of locations around the world. This map shows current and past fieldwork sites our community has embarked on.

  • Stone, Aleida

    Organization: Sustainable Harvest Rwanda
    Location: Kigali, Rwanda
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: “Developing Ourselves”: An Examination of Women Coffee Producer Empowerment and its Facilitation in Rwanda

  • Stolte, Lydia

    Organization: Fundacion Popol Na
    Location: Managua, Nicaragua
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Exploring Host Community and Partner NGO Assessments of International Volunteer Programs in Nicaragua

  • Stinson, Julie

    Organization: VVOB Cambodia
    Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Exploring Gender Mainstreaming in Primary Education: A Cambodian Context

  • Silvan, Austin

    Organization: Prachatai
    Location: Bangkok, Thailand
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Influences of High–Risk Resistance in Thailand: A Study of Bangkok Student Activism

  • Shaikh, Saher

    Organization: Reform Support Unit, Government of Pakistan
    Location: Sindh, Pakistan
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Pending

  • Prassoulis, Anthony

    Organization: University of Athens
    Location: Athens, Greece
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Pending

  • Pflug-Back, Kelly

    Organization: Free Grassy
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Pending

  • Perez Nino, Catalina

    Organization: Colombian Private Council on Competitiveness
    Location: Bogota, Colombia
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Capitalists, Industrial Development Policy, and the State: A Case-study of Colombia

  • Liberman, Leon

    Organization: Unity in Diversity Foundation
    Location: Karatu, Tanzania
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Pending

  • Hossain, Mhommad

    Organization: The Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed
    Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Non-Profit Organizations and Rights-Based Approach to People with Disabilities: A Case Study of CRP in Bangladesh

  • Gunaratne, Hansika

    Organization: Educate Lanka Foundation
    Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Pending

  • Duri, Hanan

    Organization: University of Addis Ababa
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Gender Mainstreaming and It’s Potential for Women’s Empowerment: A Case Study of Addis Ababa University

  • Afrazeh, Aida

    Organization: Jesuit Refugee Services
    Location: Ahmad, Jordan
    Year: 2016
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Spirit and Body, Heart and Soul: Exploring Student Narratives through Higher Education in Exile

  • Woldesenbet, Fasika

    Organization: Peacebuilding Centre for the Horn of Africa
    Location: Asmara, Eritrea
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development: Transforming the Conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia

  • Valentine, Kimberly

    Organization: Gifts and Graces
    Location: Makati City, Philippines
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Crafting Livelihoods: Handicraft Production and Fair Trade in the Philippines

  • Tesfai, Winta

    Organization: Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
    Location: Massawa, Eritrea
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Governance and Small-Scale Fisheries Development in the Greater Massawa Area, Eritrea

  • Shea, Dylani

    Organization: teleSUR English
    Location: Pichincha, Ecuador
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Good Knowledge for Good Living? Interrogating the Cultural and Knowledge Revolutions in Ecuador

  • Sanchez Villa, Margarita Maria

    Organization: Conciencia Campesina
    Location: Tolima, Colombia
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    The Political Ecology of Territorial Transformations: Community Response to La Colosa Gold Mining Project in Cajamarca, Colombia

  • Sami, Hasna

    Organization: Simorgh- Women's Resource and Publication Centre
    Location: Gulberg-II, Lahore, Pakistan
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Micro-finance in Pakistan: Examining Gender and Entrepreneurship

  • Rerrie, Ashley

    Organization: Casa Canadiense / Cooperativa
    Location: Managua, Nicaragua
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract:

  • Nwoke, Onyekachi

    Organization: GAT Services Canada Inc.
    Location: Delta, Nigeria
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Rethinking Resource-Curse and Development: A Case Study of Community Perspectives to Shell and Nigerian Government in Ogoniland 4 years on from UNEP report publication.

  • Matthews, Hannah

    Organization: INJUVE
    Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Youth Volunteers in El Salvador: Volunteerism as a Form of Positive Agency

  • MacMillan, James

    Organization: The University of Development Studies
    Location: Tamale, Ghana
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Southern Partners? China and Ghana’s Northern Regions: African Perspectives

  • Islam, AKM Khairul

    Organization: Amar Odhikar Foundation
    Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Social Mobilization against Corruption at the Grass-Root Level in Bangladesh: The Role of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)

  • Ga’Al, Khadija

    Organization: University of Cape Town
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Pending

  • Divekar, Stephanie

    Organization: Kotak Education Foundation
    Location: Mumbai, India
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Globalization and Emerging Cities: Exploring the Role of NGO Services for Youth Development in Mumbai, India

  • Dickinson, Alanna

    Organization: Cividep India
    Location: Bangalore, India
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Organizational Approaches to Advancing the Conditions of Female Garment Workers in Bangalore, India

  • DeRoy, Pere

    Organization: Red Thread
    Location: Georgetown, Guyana
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: A Decade (2004/2005-2015) of Human Trafficking Discourses and the Implications for the Human Development of Guyanese People

  • Cheng, Xiao

    Organization: Asia Business Management Program, York University
    Location: Shanghai, China
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: China’s Civil Society in the Information Age: A Case Study of Free Lunch

  • Celentano, Misha Rose

    Organization: Right to Play Thailand Foundation
    Location: Bangkok, Thailand
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Playing, Learning and Developing: An Examination of Sport-for-Development Activities along the Thai — Burma Border

  • Ahmed, Farzana

    Organization: SDI Foundation of Kenya
    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
    Year: 2015
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Annex Between Participation and Social Capital for Collective Action Outcomes: Case Study of Muungano’s Self Help Saving Group System

  • Steven Weisman

    Organization: Palestine-Israel Journal
    Location: Palestine
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Opportunity Lost: An Examination of Possibilities and Challenges to Israeli-Palestinian Joint Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and their ability to Actuate Change.

  • Christopher Webb

    Organization: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) University of Western Cape
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Precarious Landscapes: Labour Restructuring and Trade Union Response in Western Cape Agriculture.

  • Kimberly Monica Veller

    Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
    Location: Kampala, Uganda
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Investigating Conceptual Approaches to Sexual Violence in Refugee Contexts: Case Illustrations from Kampala, Uganda.

  • Tashiana Shea

    Organization: The Stop Community Centre (The Stop)
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Food A Gateway to Political Change: Transverse Solidarity and the Stop Community Food Centre.

  • Emma Rosemary Malcolm

    Organization: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
    Location: Accra, Ghana
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Averting the Resource Curse in Ghana: The Role of Civil Society Prospects and Limitations.

  • Hiromi Inokuchi

    Organization: Gatsby Charitable Foundation
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: The Missing Linkages: Value added and the Tanzania Textile and Garment Sector.

  • Mohammed Hossain

    Organization: Mullargaon Branch of the Grameen Bank
    Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: The Network and Neighborhood Aspects of Social Capital and the Economic Wellbeing of the Women Borrowers: A Case Study of the Grameen Bank’s Microcredit Program in Sylhet, Bangladesh

  • Yassir Abdulla Hassan

    Organization: Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project (DREAM)
    Location: Cabarete, Dominican Republic
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Building Program Evaluation Capacity through Information Technology within Development Organizations: a Case Study of the DREAM Project in Dominican Republic.

  • Stacey Jennifer Gomez

    Organization: Asociacion Grupo Integral de Mujeres Sanjuaneras (AGIMS)
    Location: San Juan, Guatemala
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Maya Women in Defence of Territory and Madre Tierra in Guatemala: The Case of San Juan Sacatepéquez.

  • Javed Bahri

    Organization: Alliance of Health Organization
    Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: The Attitudes of Afghan Men on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan.

  • Michelle Bobala

    Organization: Red Thread
    Location: Georgetown, Guyana
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Empowering Women and Improving Gender Equality?: The Relevance of MDG3 in The Context Of Georgetown, Guyana (winner: Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Thesis Prize)

  • Mohammad Araf

    Organization: Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Social Networks and “Agency”: Exploring Afghan Male Refugees’ Settlement Experience in Toronto

  • Marie Krista Antonio

    Organization: Agricultural Workers Alliance Support Centre & Belissimo Law Group
    Location: Virgil, Ontario, Canada
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Examining the Contributions of Local Civil Society Organizations to the Migrant Justice Movement in Virgil, Ontario

  • Lionel Akollor

    Organization: West African Development Bank
    Location: Ghana
    Year: 2012
    MRP/Thesis abstract: China’s Agricultural engagement in Africa: An Overview of Chinese Private Direct Investments in Ghana’s agricultural Sector and the implications for South-South Relations.

  • Kizel Liverpool

    Organization: Alcaldía Medellín—Department of Victim Care and Reparations
    Location: Medellin, Colombia
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Marginalization, Violence and Intra-Urban Displacement: A comparative case study of La Loma and Moravia in Medellin, Colombia

  • Janine Harrott

    Organization: N/A
    Location: Accra, Ghana
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Religion, Spirituality, and Maternal Health Seeking Behaviors Cape Coast, Ghana: A Case Study

  • Sarah Haque

    Organization: UNESCO Dhaka Office
    Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: In progress...

  • Ban Kattan

    Organization: CARE Jordan
    Location: Amman, Jordan
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Serving your guests: Capacity Building Among Local Refugee–serving NGOs in Jordan

  • Jaafar Dirie

    Organization: Human Concern International
    Location: Somaliland
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Development Cooperation in Somaliland: Working in a Precarious State

  • Nabil Abbas

    Organization: Philipe Hatem Foundation for Happy Childhood (PHF)
    Location: Beirut, Lebanon
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: In progress...

  • Satyam Chawla

    Organization: Habitat for Humanity
    Location: Lusaka, Zambia
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Friends with Benefits: Chinese Development Finance in Zambia

  • Asuman Baba

    Organization: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)
    Location: Ankara, Turkey
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: The Role of Turkish ODA in International Development Assistance

  • Adrian Khan

    Organization: Snowland Ranag Light of Education School
    Location: Katmandu, Nepal
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: From the Peaks and Back: Exploring the Educational Journeys of Trans-Himalayan Students in Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Janice Earle

    Organization: Mona Office of Research and Innovation, University of the West Indies
    Location: Kingston, Jamaica
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: In progress...

  • Jessica Kim

    Organization: Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)
    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: “Education Helps Girls Stop Being Traditionalists”: Negotiating Gender Identity in Contradictory Discursive Practices.

    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    In progress...

  • Ki Hwan Kim

    Organization: Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
    Location: Bangkok, Thailand
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: A Focus on Anti-Trafficking and Related Policies in Thailand: The Findings and the Influences During the 2014 Coup D’ẻtat

  • Michelle Hiu Ying Lo

    Organization: Taiwan Alliance in International Development (Taiwan AID) & National Institute of Policy Research
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Normalizing the Abnormal or Abnormalizing the Normal? Locating Taiwan in Today’s Global Aid Architecture

  • Rudaina Siddiqi

    Organization: Urban Resource Centre
    Location: Karachi & Lahore, Pakistan
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Participation, Community, and Self-Help: Buzzwords or Tools for Social Power? A Case Study of “Khuda Ki Basti” In Pakistan

  • Joanne Rappaport

    Organization: Wuku' Kawoq - Maya Health Alliance
    Location: Guatemala
    Year: 2014
    MRP/Thesis abstract: Determinants of Health: The Role of Small Non-Governmental Organisations in The Delivery of Maternal Health Care Services in Highland Guatemala

  • Lauren Spring

    Organization: Canadian Centre For Victims of Torture; Clowns Without Borders (USA)
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    “Yes, And…” Transcending the ‘Incredible’ Through Humour After Torture. A case study with refugees at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

  • Maria Sivagnanasundaram

    Organization: Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization
    Location: Bakhundole; Lalitpur, Nepal
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Youth and the Invisibility of Caste Discrimination in Kathmandu

  • Aziz Orya

    Organization: UNESCO Education Unit
    Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Private Higher Education In Afghanistan: Exploring The Process Of Commodification of Higher Education

  • Mark Nabeta

    Organization: UNDP, Democratic Governance Unit
    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Fostering Good Governance Reform Through Civil Society Support: A Case Study of the Undp’s Amkeni Wakenya Programme in Kenya

  • Beth McDougall

    Organization: Maarifa Ni Ufunguo (Knowledge is the Key)
    Location: Arusha, Tanzania
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Participatory Development: Understanding the implications of community participation in the Secondary Education Development Program in Arusha City, Tanzania

  • Ghazal Mardmomen

    Organization: Family Planning Association of Islamic Republic of Iran
    Location: Theran, Iran
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Iranian Women’s Negotiations with Patriarchy: The Case of Fertility Decision-Making

  • Leah Landry

    Organization: ActionAid India, Lucknow Regional Office
    Location: Uttar Pradesh, India
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Representation of the Interests of the Poor and Historically Marginalized Groups in Rural Decentralized Institutions of Government: A Case Study of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Iris Hartwig

    Organization: Research Intiatives Bangladesh
    Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Year: 2010

  • Nadalie Bardowell

    Organization: Namibian Voices for Development
    Location: Windhoek, Namibia
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Exploring the Influence of Prevailing Perceptions of Poverty in Social Policy Reform: The Case of the BIG Pilot Project in Namibia

  • Ruqaiia Al-Rubail

    Organization: Iraqi Commercial Office
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    Iraq’s Economic Reform Policies: Prospects and Implications

  • Sarah Akhtar

    Organization: Bolivia Hydrocarbon Regulatory Assistance Project; Yunus Centre
    Location: La Paz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Year: 2010
    MRP/Thesis abstract:
    ‘Rickshaw’nomics and ‘Morales’ization: Perspectives on Rural Healthcare in Bangladesh and Bolivia