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Connecting People and Ideas for Integrated Development

Partner university lecturers come to Albany for legislative studies seminarPRIP meeting

SUNY Center for International Development organized an extended seminar in October 2011 for three lecturers, one from each of our partner universities in Uganda. The seminar is being conducted for approximately two months and includes participation in graduate courses at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.

The course work focuses on learning about legislatures, the legislative process, and how such bodies fit into the context of African governance development. In addition to their class work, the lecturers will be participating in number of meetings with University at Albany and Rockefeller College officials, experts in legislative internship programs and members of the New York State Legislature. The goal of the program is to help each of our partner universities (Islamic University in Uganda, Nkumba University, Uganda Martyrs University) establish curricula and course work focused on democratic governance and legislatures. This will increase opportunities for students who aspire to internships with the Parliament as part of Uganda Parliament Research and Internship Program (PRIP).

One of their classmates, at the end of class, exclaimed, “This was the best seminar I attended this semester. These guys are amazing!”

Posted: Oct. 17, 2011