Rule of Law for Development Program


Agnes Asele

M.J. in Rule of Law for Development 2018
Technical Officer for Public Health Projects and Grants Management
Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, African Union Commission (AU)
Ethiopia
Data as of May 2020

 

I choose Loyola's Rule of Law for Development Program because my interest focused on becoming a high-level policy maker/advocate in areas of social justice, including in the areas of public health. This aspiration is backed by my work experience on socio-economic development issues.

After PROLAW, I returned to the African Union Commission, supporting the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). My specific responsibilities include providing day-to-day administrative and management oversight on the various Africa CDC projects and grants including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Africa Development Bank, Japan and China Funds. Through the PROLAW, I acquired skills such as grants/project management, proposal developments, strategic partnership and networking, among other important skills. My key role has been to ensure the timeliness and efficient utilization of the funds, making requests for approval for re-adjustments of the grants activities, coordinating required partnership meetings and liaising with the implementing partners.

The capstone project that I worked on does not directly relate to my current duties, but it did aid me in understanding broader governance issues - for example, how financing is key for policies that have an impact on public health.

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