TNGO Student Group presents: Farhana Sultana
341 Eggers Hall
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“So you want to save the world and make a difference?” Reflections and advice from my work experience at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Dr. Farhana Sultana, Assistant Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School will discuss her work in Bangladesh where she served as a UNDP Program Officer from 1998-2001. During this time, Dr. Sultana was responsible for a large environmental management program and worked with a wide variety of international organizations, government agencies, and NGOs, and obtained a keener understanding of environment-development issues in theory and practice. Highlights of the talk will include: - Working with multiple civil society and TNGOs through a large donor organization - Surviving bureaucracy while managing a $26M environmental development program - Navigating identity politics - Why being a good academic is important to doing well in a large policy making organization - Thriving and making a difference in the end. Hope to see you there!
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