Past Reporting Trips

  • Morocco 2016

    The Twenty-Second Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place from November 7-18. IRP fellows selected to attend the conference will report on news and developments at COP22, particularly in the context of the goals set forth in last year’s historic agreement. Fellows may also explore regional climate change stories and participate in additional meetings and site visits organized by IRP.

  • South Africa 2016

  • South Africa 2016

  • Ecuador 2015

    Ecuador, a country of nearly 16 million, has made major strides in healthcare and development, including dramatic improvements in healthcare efficiency. But discrepancies remain between the quality of care and resources available at public and private facilities, and residents of rural areas may not receive the resources available in urban centers and neglected tropical diseases. This trip will examine Ecuador's progress of health and development issues.

  • Nepal 2015

    Although Nepal is known as the home to Earth's tallest peak, Mt. Everest, and for its abundance of trekking and climbing options, little about health and development in the country garners headlines. In the past decade, Nepal emerged from a difficult civil war and has worked to address its many challenges in these areas.

  • Mozambique 2014

    The focus of the trip will be on immunizations and child health in Mozambique, particularly in light of the upcoming decisions to be made by the global community on replenishing the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as it begins a new cycle for 2016 to 2020.

  • Ethiopia 2014

    The IRP trip to Ethiopia focused on efforts to prevent newborn deaths, in addition to providing an overview of maternal and child health, immunizations, nutrition, communicable diseases, and health care provision in Ethiopia, among other topics.

  • Brazil 2014

    The IRP trip focused on issues related to health, poverty, hunger, and development, including successes and challenges in maternal health, child mortality, HIV/AIDS, hunger and food security, technological innovation, economy and business, urban and rural health care, environmental sustainability and women's empowerment, among others.

  • Tanzania 2013

    The IRP trip will focus on issues related to agricultural production, hunger and nutrition, and economic development in Tanzania, including stunting and undernutrition, environmental sustainability, agriculture markets, agricultural and health policy, technology and innovation in agriculture, and other closely related themes.

  • Kazakhstan 2013

    Kazakhstan, the world’s largest producer of uranium, was the world’s fourth largest nuclear power when it became independent 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Years of Soviet nuclear tests near the now-shuttered Semipatlatinsk test site left a legacy of radiation-related health issues that are still unresolved. President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s government recently hosted talks on Iran’s nuclear program and has proposed its own country as a site for a global nuclear fuel bank to be operated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).