I embarked on this exciting internship in July 2023 stepping into an organization dedicated to research and dialogue.
SPA analysis and recommendations on the NCC election agreement leads to high-level dialogue among current and former Somalia leaders
Our core recommendation for increased political dialogue was subsequently taken up…
I am very happy to write this reflection blog post on my experience as an intern at Somali Public Agenda. This experience changed my life. The internship was offered to me, similar to my fellow interns by the SPA Centre for Learning and Development. SPA is where I had the opportunity to understand more about research.
I am excited to use this achievement as a stepping-stone for further growth and development in my career. I remain
Asma: Three incredible months at SPA Somali Public Agenda February 1, 2023 Reflections From Our Team If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” Zig Ziglar I vividly remember the day I got the Somali Public Agenda internship acceptance message. […]
2022 was a very productive year for Somali Public Agenda (SPA). We published 15 papers, held a record 19 forums (including 6 Gaxwo & Gorfeyn meetups), produced 22 podcast episodes, trained 30 bloggers, engaged and talked to local and international media, trained 4 interns, and started working with like-minded institutions.
Looking back, these 3 months made me appreciate the opportunity I have got and how it helped me a lot in learning and adapting to the field of work. My internship was a mix of working and learning period.
I was extremely excited to work on this because I have a deep connection to Beledweyne: it is
As director of the SPA Policy Lab, it has not only been a learning process over the past year and a half. It has also been a career development opportunity for me in designing public policies and services. This has not been easy, and without my colleagues at SPA, it would not have been possible to progress the Lab’s achievements in the coming years.
I received an incredible chance to work as an intern at SPA for two months. I will always remember it because of the immense experience I gained. The internship allowed me to work on a variety of projects. I had the chance to closely monitor and learn from the SPA team who were working on numerous research projects. The team was welcoming and helpful and offered me career advice.