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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 ASU students to life-changing experiences that empower them to make an impact in the world.
    2. Design solutions to help relieve the effects of poverty in the developing world.
    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 directly improve the lives of underprivileged people locally and in underdeveloped nations throughout 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, and global studies) to encourage sustainable economic development in the developing world by helping solve water, health and energy problems with technology-based solutions and using these solutions.

How we impact our world

Through GlobalResolve, ASU students and 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 developing populations.

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