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Ethiopia - Project 6-400: Promoting Resource- Oriented Sanitation in Peri-urban Ethiopia through the Production of Struvite from Digested Sludge Filtrate
PI: Adey Desta, Addis Ababa University
U.S. Partner: Nancy Love, University of Michigan

Madagascar - Project 6-125: Wild and edible insects to sustain forests and fight malnutrition.
PI: Andrianjaka Ravelomanana, Madagascar Biodiversity Center
U.S. Partner: Brian Fisher, California Academy of Sciences

Madagascar - Project 6-134: Community-based monitoring and management of Madagascar’s National Park protected areas

PI: Lalatiana Randriamiharisoa, Madagascar National Parks
U.S. Partner: Brett Scheffers, University of Florida (funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

Mali - Project 6-142: Improving Parkland Management and Agriculture Using UAV Technology in Mali
PI: Fadiala Dembele, Institute Politechnique Rural of Katibougou
U.S. Partner: Paul Laris, California State University, Long Beach

Mali - Project 6-157: Evaluation study of the use of digital technologies for agriculture and food security in Mali
PI: Amadou Sidibé, IPR/IFRA Katibougou
U.S. Partner: Laura Scmitt Olabisi, Michigan State University

South Africa - Project 6-447: Effectiveness of point-of-use water treatment technologies to prevent child stunting in South Africa
PI: Pascal Bessong, University of Venda
U.S. Partner: James Smith, University of Virginia

South Africa - Project 6-448: Design of metal-oxide nanoparticle reinforced Nano-fibrous biopolymer composites for water treatment

PI: Wilson Gitari, University of Venda
U.S. Partner: James Smith, University of Virginia

South Africa - Project 6-450: Water Security and Social-Hydrological Resilience for Rural Small-scale Crop Value Chains

PI: Marizvikuru Manjoro nee Mwale, University of Venda
U.S. Partner: Brian Chaffin, University of Montana, Missoula

Tanzania - Project 6-263: Exploring the fate of mercury in artisanal gold mining of the Lake Victoria Gold Field

PI: Clavery Tungaraza, Sokoine University of Agriculture
U.S. Partner: Mark Cohen, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Uganda - Project 6-158: Scaled deployment of smart-phone agro-applications for field based diagnosis and real-time surveillance data collection.
PI: Ernest Mwebaze, Makerere University
U.S. Partner: Jesse Poland, Kansas State University

Bangladesh - Project 6-5: Climate change adaptation of rural households in charlands of Bangladesh
PI: Humnath Bhandari, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
U.S. Partner: Charles (Chuck) W. Rice, Kansas State University (funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

Bangladesh - Project 6-9: Unmanned Aerial Systems-based Assessment of Tree Cover and Deforestation Dynamics in Bangladesh
PI: A.B.M. Kamal Pasha, Daffodil International University
U.S. Partner: Demetrios Gatziolis, The United States Forest Service

Bangladesh - Project 6-10: Ecosystem Services in a changing climate; assessing critical services in Bangladesh rice production landscapes

PI: Md Panna Ali, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI)
U.S. Partner: Douglas A Landis, Michigan State University

Indonesia – Project 6-25: Converging climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies into agglomeration policy for coastal metropolitan planning
PI: Harkunti Pertiwi Rahayu, Institut Teknologi Bandung
U.S. Partner: Louise Comfort, University of Pittsburgh

Indonesia - Project 6-42: Developing Biodiverse Agroforests on Rewetted Peatlands in Indonesia
PI: Sonya Dewi, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) aka World Agroforestry Centre
U.S. Partner: Randall Kolka, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

Indonesia - Project 6-52: Integrating ISLE in Integrated Science Instruction to Improve Science Teacher's Abilities on STEM Education
PI: Irwandi, Syiah Kuala University
U.S. Partner: Eugenia Etkina, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Indonesia - Project 6-446: Delineating stock structure for tuna fish within Sulu Sulawesi Regions
PI: Ida Astarini, Udayana University and BIONESIA
U.S. Partner: Allen Collins, National Systematics Lab of NOAA’s Fisheries Service and Smithsonian Institution

Nepal - Project 6-182: Mapping of pesticide residue and (oo)cysts on vegetable and fruits using low-cost field based assays
PI: Basant Giri, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences
U.S. Partner: Toni Barstis, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana

Thailand and Cambodia – Project 6-436: Connecting climate change, hydrology & fisheries for energy and food security in Lower Mekong Basin
PI: Vilas Nitivattananon, Asian Institute of Technology, with co-PIs Sangam Shrestha, AIT; Thanapon Piman, Stockholm Environmental Institute; and Chheng Phen, Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute
U.S. Partner: John Sabo, Arizona State University

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan - Project 6-310: Reducing water pollution and carbon emissions from irrigated areas by improving irrigation management and rural livelihoods: case studies from energy intensive pump irrigated areas of Sogd Province, Tajikistan and Kashkadarya Province, Uzbekistan.
PI: Oyture Anarbekov, International Water Management Institute - Central Asia Office
U.S. Partner: James Ayars, United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service

Vietnam - Project 6-220: Field-scale application of vetiver grass to mitigate dioxin contaminated soil at Bien Hoa Airbase
PI: Ngo Thi Thuy Huong, Vietnam Research Centre on Karst and Geoheritage of the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources
U.S. Partner: James Landmeyer, U.S. Geological Survey

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar - Project 6-435: Riverscape genetics to inform natural history of exploited fishes in the Lower Mekong River Basin
PI: Dang Thuy Binh, Institute for Biotechnology and Environment, Nha Trang University; with co-PIs Chheng Phen, Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute; Latsamy Phounvisouk, Living Aquatic Resources Research Center; Chaiwut Grudpan, Ubon Ratchathani University; and Mie Mie Kyaw, University of Mandalay
U.S. Partner: Jeffrey Williams, Smithsonian Institution

Latin America / Caribbean

Haiti - Project 6-18: Students with Disabilities and Pedagogical Practices of Teachers in the Schools in 3 Region of Haiti
PI: Rochambeau Lainy, Groupe d'Initiative pour l'Etude de la Cognition du Langage, de l'Apprentissage et des Troubles (GIECLAT)
U.S. Partner: Sara Schley, Rochester Institute of Technology

Peru - Project 6-330: Preventing lead exposure of Peruvian children from mining and battery recycling with a new field test kit
PI: Johny Cesar Ponce-Canchihuamán, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia & the Center for Research in Environmental Health (CREEH Perú)
U.S. Partner: Alexander van Geen, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Middle East

Iraq - Project 6-72: Removal of Hazardous Materials from Aqueous Solution using Nanofiber Membranes
PI: Suhad Yasin, University of Duhok
U.S. Partner: Vince Beachley, Rowan University

Iraq - Project 6-74: Conservation, restoration and current status of aquatic biodiversity in Southern Iraq
PI: Nadia Al-Mudaffar, Marine Science Centre
U.S. Partner: Brian Helmuth, Northeastern University, Marine Science Center

Iraq - Project 6-90: Potential Contamination of Soil-Water System in Moaibdi Area by Crude Oil from Devastating Oil Wells
PI: Tikrit University
U.S. Partner: Matthew Tarr, University of New Orleans

Tunisia - Project 6-308: Evaluation of algal treatment options for olive mill wastewater to produce energy and biofertilizer
PI: Sami Sayadi, Center of Biotechnology of Sfax
U.S. Partner: Walter Mulbry, United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Research Service