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Championing Service and Sustainability in the Developing World

International development takes on pressing global issues with concrete action. From grassroots efforts to marshal resources for the developing world to academic programs that are training the next generation of young global professionals, Pittsburgh is a hub for the empowerment of economically disadvantaged populations around the world.

Initiatives

Humanitarians, nonprofits, philanthropists, and startups with a global mindset are working to improve lives and conditions in the developing world.

Thread
Thread International

Sustainable Fashion Starts with Responsible Fabric

Global Links
Global Links

Sharing surplus, Saving lives.

Family Volunteer Days at Global Links

Help Global Links create packages of lifesaving items

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Research & Academia

Pittsburgh’s universities are advancing the study of international development and training young professionals making a difference in the world.

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)

Inspiring graduates to make public institutions better and promote social responsibility throughout the world

Heinz College
CMU Heinz College

Leading graduate education in Information Systems, Public Policy, and Management

Ford Institute
Ford Institute for Human Security

Promoting effective responses to severe threats caused by conflict and deprivation

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