GFDD is a non profit, non partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of global collaboration and exchange relevant to Dominican professionals, general audiences and institutions in the homeland and abroad. The Foundation conducts research, enhances public understanding, designs public policies, devises strategies, and offers capacity building in areas crucial to social, economic, democratic and cultural sustainable development.
Through The Fellows Program, GFDD and FUNGLODE seek to generate scholarship on issues at the forefront of the United Nations’ agenda in order to give voice to national and regional concerns and offer viable solutions to domestic and international challenges.
The Fellows Program provides opportunities for M.S., M.A. and Ph.D. candidates interested in conducting high-level research in the Dominican Republic on issues related to sustainable development. The final output of the investigation is a comprehensive report which includes empirical data. Fellows realize research in coordination with GFDD and FUNGLODE staff, National Adviser and their university professors.
Fellows that carry-out exemplary work have the opportunity to present their findings before the United Nations community on behalf of GFDD and FUNGLODE.
Establish critical links with universities, professors, M.S., M.A. and Ph.D. candidates. Generate and disseminate research on topics related to social and economic development within the context of the Dominican Republic. Create a community of scholars that will contribute to the expansion of academic research related to issues pertaining to social and economic development, the environment and global governance. Present the perspectives of GFDD and FUNGLODE before the commissions and committees of the United Nations. Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, academic exchange and cross-cultural understanding.