MPA Alum Nadia Shams wins 2nd place in GDN Competition

October 4, 2013

The Global Development Awards and Medals Competition aims to recognize innovative ideas and to encourage talented young researchers.

The competition specifically targets emerging researchers and development practitioners from developing countries and emerging economies. The main purpose of the competition is to channelize funds to where other types of funding cannot reach.
UIC MPA Alum Nadia Shams took 2nd place for the Most Innovative Development Project with her project “Promoting Infolady for Building Inclusive Information and Knowledge System (PILBIIKS). Nadia graduated with her Master in Public Administration in the 2006. Below you will find videos of the awards ceremony along with an interview of Nadia. Congratulations!

Interview

Ceremony

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