Auburn University's interdisciplinary initiative that fosters global research, teaching, and outreach.
Who We Are
The Global Development Solutions (GDS) Lab is an interdisciplinary initiative at Auburn University that conducts global research, teaching and training, and outreach programs in Africa to facilitate development and strengthen democracy. We believe civil society can hold government and market institutions accountable for realizing individual and community well-being by creating spaces for people to exercise their right to participate in decision making on political, social, and economic issues that affect their lives and influence social change.
To promote sustainable development and strengthen democracy in Africa by strengthening people’s organizations, communities, and other collectives that make up the structure and foundation of civil society.