MEIG Programme has amplified my ability to analyse global challenges

Mr. Mayéda Digemnt’n Ferdinand Bassonna
MEIG Graduate 2019-2020

After having worked for the legal assistance and protection of asylum seekers, refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and stateless persons as Legal Officer at the National Coordination of Assistance to refugees (NCAR) in Lomé-Togo, I went on to receive the Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance (MEIG) at the University of Geneva. The MEIG Programme has amplified my ability to analyse global challenges to which concrete solutions must be found based on the implementation of agreed decisions within the global governance. 
The programme has also allowed me to have better knowledge and understanding of the decision-making process within the European Union and the multilateral framework for solving global, regional, national and local challenges. It has also deepened and strengthened my negotiation skills while enhancing public-speaking skills that are crucial for meetings and conferences. 
Interesting and practical moments during the program were the visits to the Institutions studied such as the European Union in Brussels and the United Nations in Geneva. It was particularly interesting to observe the United States and China Missions to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. 
The programme was also an opportunity to meet participants from around the world and to be exposed in this way to a diversity of opinion, scientific and cultural.

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