Andres Ochoa Toasa (MIA)
Community Development in the Andes: Successes, Failures, and the Promise of Youth Engagement and Civic Leadership
Andres Ochoa Toasa was Social Director of TECHO Ecuador, the country chapter of one of the largest Latin American NGOs working in community development, youth mobilization, and public advocacy. He discussed his experience working with various communities in Ecuador on the coast, in the capital, and within indigenous areas; highlighting the challenges of youth engagement and its role in contributing to sustainable change.
Event sponsored by the SIPA Office of Student Affairs (OSA) on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Shakb Noori (Executive MPA)
Social Ventures and Government Reform in Afghanistan
Shakib Noori is Co-Founder of Freedom Learners, a technology organization that provides education through tablets to those who do not have access to schools. Shakib also served as a Senior Partner and Public-Private Partnership Advisor for the Afghanistan Center for Excellence and Commercial Counselor to the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC.
Event sponsored by the SIPA Office of Student Affairs (OSA) on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
Sabrina Premji (MPA-DP)
Child Care in East Africa
Sabrina Premji is the Co-Founder and Chief Exploration Officer at Kidogo, a social enterprise that provides early childhood care & education in East Africa for less that $1 per day. She discussed her experience launching a social venture and the constant struggle to balance social impact and financial sustainability. Sabrina authored Backwards & Forwards: My Journey Through Africa, and was selected Canada's "Female Entrepreneur of the Year" by ELLE Magazine.
Event sponsored by the SIPA Office of Student Affairs (OSA) on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
Samuel M. Pierre (Executive MPA)
Getting Things Done in New York City Government
Samuel Pierre was Director of African American and Caribbean Affairs for Mayor Michael Bloomberg from 2010 to 2014. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Haitian American Caucus.
Event sponsored by the SIPA Office of Student Affairs (OSA) on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.