What does GHD mean to you? Peter Cook, GHD’14, shares how being an alumni mentor with GHD has enhanced his professor experience post-graduation.
The GHD 2020 class recently spent a weekend off-campus in Northern Virginia for the program’s annual Ethics Retreat. The retreat began a dialogue between students, faculty, and staff about ethical dilemmas and situations that can occur in the field…
When I was assigned to USAID/Ghana’s office this summer, I could not even begin to imagine the learning experience and adventure that awaited me in this country. My original scope of work included tasks like helping develop USAID/Ghana’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and working with the West Africa Regional Mission to amend Development Objective Agreements with regional partners…
I am spending my summer working as part of the innovative finance team at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jakarta, Indonesia. First thing you are probably wondering is what is innovative financing? Is it just new jargon, or was the word “‘innovative” thrown on for posterity? No, it is about finding new ways to improve lives.
On one of our recent field visits, we learned the meaning of being called a lion. In Ethiopia, a person is a lion if they are innovative, foreword thinking, and daring. They represent strength and fortitude. After reflecting on this, we recognize that many lionesses have touched our internship and allowed our summer to be so fulfilling.
I have now been in Zambia for almost two months and I feel very well acclimated to the lifestyle this country brings. I have made great connections to my coworkers as well as established my routine as a Lusakan resident. I am now considered a permanent fixture in the office and am incorporated in meetings and events as any other employee.
GHD’s Anna Khandros shares how her summer experience with Save the Children in Lebanon helped her learn more about the work being done to support Syrian refugees.
President’s Delivery Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture with the Tony Blair Institute – Erin Collins, GHD’19
I am writing this from the north of Togo where I have spent the past few days in the field accompanying a team to meet with farmers and local authorities about a new government program, Le Mecanisme Incitatif de Financement Agricole (MIFA).
For the first 8 weeks of my internship, I was almost exclusively focused on the Women in Business (WIN) program. The program, which is still in its inception phase, is using a Market Systems Development (MSD) approach to drive growth for women-owned MSMEs in one or more of four key sectors: textiles, agro-processing, childcare services, and cross-border trade…