Over the summer, our very own Yoshi Tabuchi (IESE ’11) spent some time in Uganda doing an internship at BRAC.
BRAC is an NGO that is based out of Bangladesh. It is the biggest NGO in the world and has multiple programs in many Asian and African countries.
The great experience was that I could visit fields for my research. Since it is difficult to tell things only from data, I had opportunities to actually visit sites to conduct interviews with people. There, I could not only see the life of people in villages, but also learn about communities perception of our program, the real problems going on, etc.The other great experience was having had the opportunity to meet many people in and outside of the organization. There were many organizations’ offices so through work and privately, I met many people from a variety of organizations such as UN world food program, UNHCR, Clinton Foundation, Technoserve and other social enterprises.