The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Following completion of my course in June 2015, I was selected for a research fellowship with Generations for Peace (GFP), a peace-building organization based in Jordan, where I was responsible for conducting a research study on the organization’s peace-building programmes in Kyrgyzstan.
After completing this assignment, I joined the IOM office in Islamabad to manage donor relations and national monitoring and evaluation for a GBP30 million DfID-funded humanitarian program implemented across the country. In the last 10 months, I have submitted multiple donor reports, monitored progress of multi-sector response and recovery projects being conducted by IOM partners, coordinated regularly with UN organizations locally and engaged in a study on migration flows from Pakistan to Europe in collaboration with IOM offices globally.
My time at ODID equipped me with the theoretical knowledge and practical research skills that I have used for both my desk work and research work in the field. In particular, the group research project, our study trip to Geneva and having access to rich archival materials in the libraries and prestigious academic publications enhanced my knowledge of how humanitarian systems work and how to deliver high-quality research deliverables under strict time constraints.
My time at ODID equipped me with the theoretical knowledge and practical research skills that I have used for both my desk work and research work in the field.