Sauvé Fellows Mame Diarra Bousso Ndiaye (2012 -13) and Mirwais Nahzat (2009-10) attended International Development: Bridging the Worlds of Theory, Policy and Practice at the McGill Institute for the Study of International Development (IISD).
With the support of the Jim Wright Fund, Mame and Mirwais attended the intensive five-day Executive Training course from October 27 to 31.
Billed as “the essential course to prepare professionals for working in the expanding field of international development”, it is a practical program designed to provide participants with the requisite knowledge, skills and strategies to prepare themselves for opportunities to work in the expanding field of international development and in a number of international development settings. The program is designed for individuals who have work experience and are interested in working overseas and/or pursuing careers in international development. It is ideal for people looking to manage a major career transition into the realm of international development including public servants, NGO officers, private sector employees and those who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and understanding of important global issues and trends.
Mirwais’ initial reaction? Four years later, new insights, new perspectives!
And upon completing the course:
“The course brought together some of the leading scholars, practitioners and speakers to shed light on the contemporary international development challenges. The Institute for the Study of International Development (IISD) staff ensured the delivery of a world-class training program through experiential learning, networking sessions, case studies and technology. Overall, the course was highly beneficial and relevant to both experienced and aspiring international development professionals. I walked away from the course ever more inspired, motivated and determined to contribute towards the international development issues.”