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July 1st, 2009, just as I decided to stay in Rome to finish my internship, United Nations Headquarters informed me of my recruitment as a two-month intern. Surprised, I should say, but more stressful, because I had no idea what was coming my way in the upcoming fall in New York.
Until now, I’ve officially become a member of GAID (Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development) under DESA (Department of Economic and Social Affairs) for one month. We were currently engaged in one specific project on how to apply ICT into development to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals, which is one of the most significant prgrammes of DESA, for the reason that in next year’s World Summit of MDG, our matrix on ICT and Development will be presented as a supplementary document for the MDG. Though my present job entails mainly academic research, some of my ideas, hopefully, will one day contribute to the cause.
I didn’t realize the importance of MESCI until I started my internship in the United Nations. It was the way of seeing and evaluating key development issues, the means of collecting related information, the ability of dealing with and considering so main ideas, and the ways of organizing knowledge – all imparted to me by MESCI courses that allowed me to work confidently with the whole team and contribute. It was MESCI that convinced me of the slogan:” WE CAN DO IT!"