Arian Abdul Wassay


arian Abdul wassay '19

General Director of Planning and Evaluation, Ministry of Education, Afghanistan

"The programme has perfectly met my expectations. It taught me how to consider aspects of conflict and fragility in the Educational Planning and Management in Afghanistan. We have got acquainted with analytical tools and carried out a professional thesis with coherent arguments.

The findings and recommendations of my professional thesis have served as a baseline study of the Ministry of Education strategy for the expansion of private schools in the country."

Abdykalykova Gulnara


Gulnara Abdykalykova '19

Director, Central Asian Institute of Sustainable Development, Kyrgyz Republic

"The DPP programme is an excellent Executive Education program that meets the continuous education needs of working professionals from different fields of development. I expanded my horizons to keep myself updated about the current development context focusing on conflict and fragility aspects. I acquired research skills to see the development topic through the lens of social sciences.

After the programme, I have founded the Central Asian Institute of Sustainable Development to apply DPP theoretical knowledge in the Central Asian development context. My professional thesis topic on sustainable management of pastures under collaborative governance will certainly be taken further with national, regional and international partners."

Omaro Kane



Sustainability Project Coordinator, Private Sector, Ivory Coast

"I work for a multinational company that implements important development programmes, notably in the communities where it operates and gets its supplies. Familiar with these programmes in rural areas for almost 10 years, I have decided to join this Executive Master to strengthen my analytical and leadership capacities in development policies and practices.

The variety of case studies, the immersions at the heart of projects and institutions in Osh / Kyrgyzstan and in Geneva, combined with the interactions between peers, professors and experts of the Institute made it a unique experience for me. I was able to step outside my comfort zone in choosing the subject of my thesis, consisting in the contribution of the private sector to youth employment projects in Ivory Coast.

Thanks to this programme, I have acquired a know-how that enables me to better articulate global initiatives to the local context, with a more strategic perspective."

Yasser Alemad


yasser alemad '19

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen

"I disseminated the recommendations of my DPP professional thesis in Yemen, which led to the development of more services for people with disabilities in the country. Moreover, thanks to this degree, I was granted the 'international staff' status by ICRC."

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