IDS Student Careers Session - NGO/Grassroots/Activism

5 Mar
Starts: 5 Mar 2019 at 12:30
Ends: 5 Mar 2019 at 14:00

Room 221, IDS, Brighton, United Kingdom

IDS Alumni share personal advice and guidance on careers post-IDS

We invite all IDS Students to join us on Tuesday 5 March 2019 from 12:30pm in Room 221 to talk to alumni about their experience of working in Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), or Grassroots or Activist organisations. 

Alumni are not expert career advisers and will be responding to your questions based on their personal experience. Each alum will introduce themselves sharing information on their current role and their pathway to the role. Students will lead the sessions through a Question and Answer format. In order to get the best from the sessions do consider your questions carefully in advance!

Alumni Panel Members:

Amit Choubey (MAGov10 2001-2002)  Managing Director, Sri Someswar Nath Mahadev Trust (SANMAT), India
Whilst at IDS Amit was his class representative and USSU Councillor representing IDS. He is the founder of SANMAT – a civil society organisation working in the Indian state of Bihar and Jhakhand since 2010 which has a turnover of 2 million USD in 7 years of its operation.  Working in the core domain of Livelihoods (through social forestry/climate change, skill building), Education, Policy advocacy, Community radio station, Social Entrepreneurship, Grass root campaigns, and Rights based activism SANMAT has impacted the lives of more than 60 Million people through direct engagement with 1 million people.  This includes the mobilisation and development of a cohort of 30,000 Volunteers and members through various programs. SANMAT works with 8 departments of the Government of Bihar and Jharkhand and covers over 10,000 gram panchayats/village councils through a number of initiatives.
In 2014 Amit contested for the Indian parliamentary election/general elections from a newly formed political party named AAP, which was formed out of the mega campaign against corruption in the country. 

Tracy Vaughan Gough (MAGen17 2003-2004) Senior Global Technical Lead, Social Inclusion and Disability at SightSavers
Tracy has over 20 years humanitarian and development experience working on disability, gender and protection in Africa, Asia and globally. She provides the overall strategic technical leadership for Sightsavers programmes on disability and inclusion and is responsible for a team that designs and manages programmes on inclusive eye health, political participation and economic empowerment as well as internal diversity and inclusion efforts. She has had a varied career working with various UN agencies and NGOs. Immediately before joining Sightsavers she worked with UNDP in the team convening the global conversation around what became the SDGs. 

Filipa Costa (MADev02 2008-2009) Country Representative of Fundación Capital in Mozambique. 
Filipa is the Country Representative of Fundación Capital in Mozambique, where she develops projects on financial education and inclusion. She is an international development expert and over the past 17 years she has worked in finance, research, project and strategy design, training and digital finance. Filipa is highly skilled at building sustainable societies and achieving results on a broad scale. Filipa has also worked in Portugal, UK, Belgium and Tanzania.