In this year’s annual report, we wanted to highlight one of the most essential qualities of DCID: our close-knit, global community. Every year, our programs welcome hundreds of individuals to both our Master of International Development Policy degree program, and our open-enrollment and custom executive education programs. In addition to education, DCID’s other key areas of work are research and policy advising and public engagement. Here’s a snapshot of the year through three key numbers:
The number of countries that our community of MIDP alumni come from. This year, we proudly include our first program graduates from Yemen and Mali.
The number of mid- and senior-level professionals and policymakers trained through custom executive education programs in 2018
The number of public events on international development and policy-related topics we hosted, including Duke’s first multidisciplinary conference on international development
Beyond numbers, DCID’s impact is felt by the people in our community and their individual journeys. We did a deep-dive with Alhousseyni Maiga, the first MIDP graduate from Mali. He shared his story – from his childhood growing up in Timbuktu, to his first job working to build schools in partnership with local communities, to his decision to apply to the Rotary Peace Fellowship and MIDP programs and how these programs have shaped his life. We also heard from first-year fellow Monisha Eadala from India, the new MIDP Director of Graduate Studies Phyllis Pomerantz, and DCID’s new Associate Director Sarah Bermeo, who is working to bridge DCID to other parts of the school and external partners through research and public engagement.
Ready to dig in? You can view the print version of the report here
This year, we also created a web-based version of the report so that you can click through and experience more articles, images, and videos.
We hope you enjoy reading about DCID’s year, and we look forward to your feedback.