The MPA in Development Practice program has some distinct educational opportunities for students. Here we highlight two of them:

1. Master Class: Urban Mobility

On Saturday November 9th, six generations of MDP students came to attend Paloma Ruiz’s, Principal Executive of Transport Infrastructure for the CAF MasterClass.

Paloma (MDP’13 alumni) focused on the importance of urban mobility development in reaching overall inclusive and sustainable development. During the master class Paloma presented real-life policy cases from Colombia, Ecuador, China, the US, and Europe for attendants’ better understanding of how well planned transport infrastructure projects can reinforce institutional capacity and general improvements to people’s quality of life.

The Urban Mobility Master Class.

2. Ryo Ogura MPA-DP ’20 and his Summer Placement experience

Ryo Ogura (MPA-DP’20) spent his summer placement at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing, China, a newly established multilateral development bank focusing on sustainable infrastructure investment. As an intern in the Office of Treasurer, he worked on robotic process automation to improve operation efficiency, long-term cash flow forecasting model building.

Ryo Ogura MPA-DP ’20 with colleague Jonathan Poon MPA-DP ’16 at AIIB.

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