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Shalmalee S Ghate
Tell us a bit about your career since leaving ODID
After completing the MPhil at QEH, I went on to work with the Revenue Development Foundation where I was seconded to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Liberia. In that role, I worked with the Government of Liberia in developing a system to manage mining related licenses and revenues. Currently, I am working in Rwanda being seconded to the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board where we are developing a system to move mining related operations to an e-platform.
And your current position?
I work as a Senior Revenue Specialist at the Revenue Development Foundation, an organization headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Currently, I am assigned to a project in Rwanda where I am seconded to the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB). In this role, I am implementing a digital system to capture the mining industry related processes within the RMB and acting as a technical implementation specialist to the project.
Why did you chose your course?
To learn development theories and develop a critical understanding of the field of international development.
What did you particularly value about the course?
The opportunity to conduct mixed methods research was my favourite part about the course. It allowed us to comprehensively look at the research question and understand the nuances of the subject matter.
And what did you particularly value about ODID?
The international community of students, faculty and the cozy vibe of the department.
The opportunity to conduct mixed methods research was my favourite part about the course.