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Thu, Jan 25

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East Lansing

Work of the UN and SDGs Around the World

GL-UNA program with guest speakers from the MSU Humphrey Fellowship Program!

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Work of the UN and SDGs Around the World
Work of the UN and SDGs Around the World

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

East Lansing, 950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA

About the event

HOSTED BY THE GREATER LANSING UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION

Humphrey Fellows come to MSU as mid-career professionals from all over the world. We are honored to have them spend the evening with us sharing the work of the UN and SDG's (Sustainable Development Goals) that is going on in their countries. Hear about Burundi, Ecuador, Guinea, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Thailand and visit with our Fellows afterward.

Light refreshments will be served.

We’ll hear from the following Humphrey Fellows:

Raneem Asif, Pakistan, is Chief Controller of Stamps of the Pakistan Post Office Department. Prior to this new role, she served as the Assistant Postmaster General, where she was responsible for the operations and human resources for the postal circle of Central Punjab, an area comprising over two thousand post offices and over 4k employees. During her career, she has served in a variety of capacities, including life insurance, risk and fraud management, and supervision of financial services.

Alpha Balde, Guinea, is a Macroeconomist Expert at the United Nations Development Programme, where he supports national planning through the development of the Integrated National Financing Framework for SDGs. With extensive experience in development projects, Alpha has played an active part in raising two funds for youth employment from the African Development Bank.

Marcelo Collahuazo, Ecuador, is the Manager of Recruitment and Training for the Population and Housing Census at the National Institute of Statistics and Census in Ecuador. He leads a team implementing training methods to improve data collection that will benefit policymaking and resources allocation.

Pimpimon Kaewmanee, Thailand, is a Lecturer and Head of the Economics Department at Maejo University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She coordinates projects that focus on community development and agricultural reform. Her two most recent projects relate to transforming the agricultural system of Thailand and moving away from a reliance on deforestation toward more sustainable agroforestry.

Nely Stephanie Nasir, Malaysia, is a Deputy Undersecretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change. She is responsible for managing policy documentations for the Electricity Supply Industry nationwide. She previously served as the Senior Private Confidential Secretary to a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department where she actively coordinated economic development programs aimed for rural areas.

Jimmy Ndihokubwayo, Burundi, is President and Executive Director of Tabitha Community in Action, a local NGO that carries out relief activities for vulnerable populations. Jimmy oversees the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization and seeks to find innovative solutions for eradicating poverty.

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