Mr. Girish Menon, IRMA alumnus of the 4th PRM batch and CEO, ActionAid UK visited the Institute on August 16, 2018 and addressed students and faculty through a session of the Thursday Afternoon Seminar Series (TASS).
In the talk titled, "Mission Related Messaging", Mr. Menon charted the evolution of ActionAid UK, highlighting how the organization's approach towards global development has evolved since the 1970s, especially with regards to its work in the area of women's rights in developing countries.
He stressed on the challenges that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) like ActionAid UK have contended with over the last decade, especially after the global financial meltdown of 2008 and how it gave the latter the opportunity to explore and communicate a clear and distinct identity across the world, viz. "Together, With Women and Girls", which is now the linchpin of the organization's developmental efforts.
Mr. Ram Kapur, an alumnus of PRM 5 batch of IRMA was also present.
Mr. Menon has more than 30 years of experience in the field of international development. He has previously held leadership positions in renowned organizations like WaterAid, Department for International Development (DFID), Plan International, as well as ActionAid India.
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