The School of Public Policy (SPP) has announced the clients for its 2014-16 Passion Projects. The Passion Project is a central component of SPP's multi-disciplinary MPA program.
The study of public policy at CEU is rooted in the university’s mission to promote open societies as well as a conviction that a combination of different social science methods is required to address the complex challenges of reform and good governance. The decision to offer programs in public policy a decade ago also involved the practical recognition that on the global, national, and local levels of policymaking, there was – and is – an increasing demand for analysts from developing and transition countries.
Shorob.com, a Bengalese youth platform founded by Nuruddin Ahmed (MPA ’16), won the Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014 in the “Communication, Advocacy & Development Activism” category. The award is an initiative of the Digital Empowerment Foundation, a New Delhi-based organization that aims “to find sustainable Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions…to address [the] digital divide in underserved and unreached regions and communities.”
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Founded by Nuruddin Ahmed (MPA ’16), youth platform shorob.com is a finalist for the Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014 in the Community, Advocacy, and Development Activism category. “I’m very excited to be in the running with great organizations across South Asia,” Ahmed commented.