ProgressiveSouth: Always seek to better oneself
Who am I?
|Source: C.Pembleton, Kandahar City 2010|
The first step in becoming an expert is gaining a quality education at an institution that has the ability to provide the expertise and tools necessary to learn enough applicable knowledge to be of use outside of educational institutions. The University of Waterloo provides this through an honours International Development which provides an exceptional 8-month placement in an ever-changing group of countries across the South. Here in Canada I've had the excellent opportunity to study environmental studies and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to supplement what I've learned in development, and the combination is already opening doors. After much deliberation I ultimately decided that in Hanoi, Vietnam I would be able to best support organizations such as the Viet Nam Cleaner Production Centre (VNCPC) who I will be working with, and most importantly be able to learn aa much as possible while there.
I encourage full participation, ask questions, start arguments and keep the conversation going: we're all in this together