Alumni in Action
More than 7,000 participants from over 130 countries have graduated from the Coady Institute’s educational programs. Our alumni work to promote social justice and sustainable development around the world. Coady Institute alumni are encouraged to make contact with other graduates in their area through national and regional alumni associations. Through regular contact with fellow alumni, Coady graduates are able to:
- Maintain a broad and supportive network of colleagues;
- Continue their learning in partnership with the Coady Institute and other alumni;
- Provide invaluable insight to Coady regarding the changing learning needs of development workers;
Coady alumni who have established formal associations are encouraged to contact the Coady Institute. We are always interested in exchanging ideas, creating opportunities for networking among our graduates and providing information about our latest educational offerings. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni in the News
For many graduates of Coady International Institute, the pandemic and the measures put in place in response have led to adaptive and innovative ways to continue to work with citizens and communities. A small group among these graduates – from Nepal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Ghana – come together to share how they are coping as governance practitioners working through the pandemic.
One of the challenges in Nigeria’s democratic governance process is the lack of depth of public knowledge on reformed criminal justice laws in Nigeria. Due to government policies banning public gatherings and the need for physical distancing, PWAN has had to re-strategize by converting all its awareness programs to radio-based programs.
After one week of lockdown in Nepal, Sharecast took the initiative to launch a nationwide survey in order to understand citizens’ knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) regarding COVID-19. The findings are being used by frontline responders, and to design messages and choose channels for advocacy-related work.
Learning from Stories of Change
Coady graduates create positive social change. Empowering street girls and promoting democracy in Nepal. Engaging youth to develop markets in Zambia. Creating inclusive business models in Bangladesh. These are three Stories of Change about how Coady International Institute graduates are learning and using their knowledge to create positive social change. Coady’s Learning from Stories of Change: An Internal Evaluation Study set out to answer, how do Coady’s education programs foster learning? And, how are Coady graduates using their enhanced knowledge, attitudes and skills to contribute to positive social change? During the four-year study, more than 350 alumni shared their stories of change and helped analyze their own feedback. Alumni said Coady plays an important role in building citizen-led, asset-based, and community driven development around the world. Their recommendations focused on enhancing, expanding, and extending transformative education programs to further deepen development results and impact. Overall, the findings provided insight into how social change happens and can be supported in and outside the classroom.
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Considering a Coady Institute education program? Check out what others have said. Here is a collection of testimonials from graduates and partners around the world:
– Nawal Ghattas, Freelance consultant, Egypt
– Patience Agwenjang, Dip ’14 Programme officer, Youth Outreach Programme, Cameroon
-Valerie Moses, IWCL 2013
– Fati Koray, Dip ’13 District Coordinating Director, Wa West District Assembly, Ghana
– John Bosco Rayan, Dip ‘98 Development Consultant, Tiruchchirappali area, India
– Dr. Zablon Bundi Mutongu, Dip ‘03, Senior Lecturer & Director Institute of Lifelong Learning and Leadership Development St. Paul’s University, Limuru-Nairobi, Kenya
– Jimm Fomunjong
– Christine Sumog-oy, Philippines, GCL ‘13
– Denise Porter, Canada (Indigenous Women in Community Leadership 2012)