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Bridging the global divide with sustainable and collaborative solutions

GlobalResolve, a program in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, began in 2006 by helping provide clean water in a Ghanaian village and today consists of partners and projects ranging from clean cookstoves to improved crop production in 13 countries in Asia, Africa and North and South America. Learn how to get involved today!

GlobalResolve has three main objectives:

    1. Expose Barrett students to life-changing experiences that empower them to make an impact in the world.
    2. Design solutions to help address developmental challenges in the Global South.
    3. Create collaborative opportunities for ASU colleges with external partners.

Who we are

GlobalResolve was established at Arizona State University in 2006 as a social entrepreneurship program designed to enhance the educational experience for ASU students by involving them in real-world projects that positively impact communities with need around the world.

The idea for GlobalResolve grew out of a conversation in 2005 between four ASU professors who recognized the need for a multicultural, multidisciplinary approach-combining engineering, business, global studies, etc.-to encourage sustainable economic development in the Global South by helping solve water, health and energy problems with human centered design solutions.

Current mentors for student project teams in GlobalResolve are: Jason Briggs, Dr. Shirley-Ann Behravesh, Dr. Mark Huerta, Dr. Mark Henderson, Clinical Assistant Professor Ana Murphy, Dr. Georgette Briggs and ASU PHD Student Miles Miller.

How we impact our world

Through GlobalResolve, Barrett students and ASU faculty collaborate with international universities, residents of rural villages, local governments, financial institutions, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to develop and disseminate no-tech, low-tech and high-tech solutions that address pressing needs in Global South communities.

Get involved

Fall 2019: St Lucia

Barrett Global Resolve Fall 2019: St Lucia

Case Study

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