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Friday, November 2, 2012

CID Speaker Series: Featuring Jamshed Kazi and Richa Mishra, UNDP

Join us this week as we welcome back to campus, two HKS alumni to discuss their most recent work at UNDP. Jamshed Kazi is the Practice Manager of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Democratic Governance Group based in New York and coordinates advisory support to UNDP’s field offices globally across over 170 countries. He is also responsible for the development of UNDP’s first ever Youth Engagement Strategy as part of the UN Secretary-General’s priority areas over the next five years. Jamshed has over 14 years of development experience spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe/CIS, and Africa in the UN system, NGO sector and international treaty bodies. His field assignments have included serving as Assistant Resident Representative of UNDP / Head of Governance in Ethiopia as well as in Lao PDR from 2003-2007. Jamshed holds an MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School where he was a Mason Fellow and also possesses a MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Richa Mishra is a development practitioner with substantive international experience, including with the UN system, World Bank and research institutions. She is the UNDP Project Manager for the upcoming Global Report on Democratic Governance (2013) and specializes in democratic governance, gender, micro-finance, institutional analysis, post conflict rehabilitation and post disaster reconstruction. Richa has wide-ranging experience in social analysis as well as mediating and negotiating with diverse stakeholders such as governments, NGOs, other civil society institutions and communities. Richa earned her mid-career MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and was a Mason Fellow, Galbraith Scholar and Ash Institute Fellow.

  • Location:
    Perkins Room, 4th Floor Rubenstein Building
  • Date:
    Friday, November 2, 2012
  • Time:
    11:45 AM

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