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Alumni Profiles

Mwila Chigaga, MIDP 2006

Chigaga, 2006 MIDP graduate and senior gender specialist at the International Labor Organization, works to promote equal rights for women and men in the workplace. The organization develops programs that give women equal access to opportunities through enterprise development, support for women entrepreneurs, and improved agricultural productivity.

Sarhang Hamasaeed, MIDP 2007

Hamasaeed, a Fulbright scholar and 2007 MIDP graduate, serves as a Program Officer for Iraq and North Africa at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). USIP was created by the U.S. Congress in 1984 to promote the resolution of conflicts among the nations and peoples of the world through nonviolent means.

David Thompson, MIDP 2000

Thompson, a 2000 graduate of the MIDP program and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, was recently appointed to lead the Policy, Outreach, Strategy and Evaluation Unit within the Office of Development Planning of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Africa Bureau. In this role, he works with USAID missions in Africa to develop five-year strategic plans that outline how resources will be used for development initiatives.