ACCORD hosted a group of nine (9) SIT students on Thursday, 17 March 2022. The group was accompanied by Dr. Imraan Buccus, the Academic Director of the SIT programme in South Africa. The relationship between ACCORD and the SIT group spans many years and has proved to be mutually beneficial with some of these students serving their internships at ACCORD, and one candidate recruited within the Executive Office over the years.
The aim of the SIT programme is to prepare students for intercultural effective leadership and to serve as professionals and citizens. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organisations committed to responsible global citizenship. SIT fulfils this mission with field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates and accredited master’s degrees and certificate programs for graduates and professionals.
ACCORD prides itself in creating spaces for young researchers to thrive as our mission continues to support the educational, creative processes as well as the wealth of knowledge yet to be gained from young leaders. Presentations during the morning session included ACCORD’s thematic areas of intervention. Dr Andrea Prah presented on ACCORD’s Research; Ms Wendy Coleman presented on Mediation as well as Women, Peace and Security (WPS); and Ms Paidamwoyo Mudzimuirema took the students through ACCORD’s A-30 Campaign celebrating the institutions 30th year. ACCORD’s General Manager of Research, Mr Senzo Ngubane, offered valuable insights and contributions to the discussion and to the questions that were posed by the SIT students enabling a robust and interactive session.
The students showed great interest in the work that ACCORD carries out on the continent of Africa.