Aug 25, 2014
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"Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in Developing Countries"

Dr. Apambire, Senior Assistant to the President for Global Sustainability and Director of the Center for International Water and Sustainability at the Desert Research Institute, is an expert in international Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and development matters with extensive field, academic, teaching, grant making and management experience.

Dr. Apambire has travelled extensively and worked in several countries on WASH and developmental issues. He is highly networked within the WASH donor, NGO, bilateral and multi-lateral communities. He is familiar with integrating WASH activities into other developmental sectors such as health, agriculture, education, environment, gender and micro-finance. 

Prior to returning to DRI in 2012, Dr. Apambire served as a Senior Advisor at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, where he managed  the Foundation’s WASH grant portfolio; advised Foundation staff and the Board of Directors on policy, advocacy and technical matters related to the WASH sector and represented the Foundation in the sector. Previously, he was the Director of the WASH Sector at World Vision US where he led the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of global WASH strategies and large-scale integrated sustainable programs. He also served as the WASH Director for the WVI Global Center and led the strategy development and the creation of an internet-based Community of Practice for the WASH sector of the partnership of close to 100 countries.

Sep 01, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
"The Ebola Epidemic"

Dr. Jim Wilson led the Haiti Epidemic Advisory System following the 2010 earthquake, which helped to identify the source of the cholera disaster there, and has been deeply involved in bio-terrorism prevention. Wilson was instrumental in providing warning of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, and has held positions with NASA, NOAA and Homeland Security relating to bio-terrorism. Wilson earned his MD from the University of Cincinnati Medical School and has been deeply involved with pediatric care for underserved communities. Wilson is the founder and executive vice president of AscelBio, a for-profit corporation that provides consulting services to clients for infectious disease risk assessments. He also headed the Black Canyon Infectious Disease Forecasting Disease Center in Delta, Colorado. Dr. Wilson will be creating an infectious disease forecasting center at UNR. In addition to establishing the center, Wilson will create and teach a new course that will be offered on forecasting infectious diseases.

Sep 15, 2014
"City of Reno Mayoral Debate"
Sep 22, 2014
"Rotary Youth Exchange in Argentina"
Sep 29, 2014
"Fire Prevention Week"