Four interns who are working on Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) tell their experience at ICARDA, Jordan Office.
“I have chosen this internship program at ICARDA and Dryland Systems because it has good scientific repute and is close to my field of study. I found ICARDA-DS staff very supportive and competent. During this program I attended a project management course in Beirut, a precious opportunity to know about know-how of project management. We are also contributing a lot to Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) by tuning its tools and features for projects reporting. I recommend the new-comers to visit Amman, in this cosmopolitan city they will discover a whole Middle East.”
– Fajr Fradi, Tunisia.
“I was searching for an internship program with an international research institute, and I was lucky enough to found ICARDA-GIZ Internship program. It is perfect for me since I was interested in acquiring advanced skills in Geographic Information System (GIS) & Sustainable Land Management. I found MEL both intriguing and stimulating, it is just like a Google for Project Managers and I am pleased to contribute to its development. Regarding my exposure to Jordan, It’s simply awesome. I recommend others to go for hiking around Dead Sea.”
– Marthe Wens, Belgium.
"I feel that this internship is improving my research skills. I am learning by managing various kind of research projects and I found MEL very interesting. Jordan? The Dead Sea and Jordanian Museum are simply stunning.”
– Jose Posligua, Ecuador.
“During this internship, ICARDA-Dryland Systems offered me the opportunity to complete my program in Morocco, a great opportunity. According to me, MEL is a good data management platform, with much potential and in full development, wea re improving this system with the help of skillful programmers. I would suggest to visit Downtown and Rainbow Street, I really enjoyed being in there.”
– Pietro Bartolini, Italy.