Hello everyone, I’m Mickie, originally from Tanzania, but currently residing in Switzerland. I am a researcher at Impact17. I recently completed my master’s degree in African Studies with a focus on development and environment at the University of Basel. As I already possess practical experience in the field of public-private partnerships and development cooperation, I would like to acquire theoretical knowledge in this course.
One example of a partnership that made an impression on me is my first career as an office manager in an international consulting firm (SMEC). This collaboration in the field of transport infrastructure between the Government of Tanzania and an Australian company that delivers consulting services for major infrastructure projects around the world has resulted in a cost-effective, sustainable transport system for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s major and commercial city. As I reflect on this project, I see how partnership projects, if effectively implemented, can have a positive impact on the general public.