Students and staff from the School of International Training attended presentations and discussions at ACCORD House in Durban, South Africa.
ACCORD hosted a group of fifteen (15) SIT students and 2 SIT staff, on Friday, 28 February 2020. The group was be accompanied by Mr. Imraan Buccus, Academic Director and Ms Nonceba Lushaba, Academic Coordinator, of the SIT programme.
The aim of the SIT programme is to prepare students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals and citizens. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organisations committed to responsible global citizenship. SIT fulfills this mission with field-based academic study abroad programmes for undergraduates and accredited master’s degrees and certificates programmes for graduates, and professionals.
Presentations during the morning included:
- A welcome and introductions by ACCORD’s Deputy Director: Mr Jerome Sachane
- A discussion on the Global Peace initiative, led by ACCORD’s Founder & Executive Director: Dr. Vasu Gounden
- Viewing of an ACCORD video, which gives an overview of ACCORD
- Introduction to the Operations Department’s Clusters, namely, the Youth, Peace and Security (YPS); Women, Peace and Security (WPS); Peace Support Operations (PSO); Strengthening Local and National Infrastructure for Peace (LNCP); the Country Programmes, i.e. Central African Republic (CAR).