What You Missed: Humphrey Fellows Present on Rural Livelihoods in Swaziland and Sierra Leone

  • Posted on: 29 April 2013
  • By: kbaumgae


On April 23, 2013, MINN sponsored a presentation by Thulani Mkhaliphi and Samuel Coker, two Humprehy Fellows at the University of Minnesota.  Mkhaliphi is a Director of Decentralization from Swaziland and predominately works on public policy at  the local level. Coker is a Human Resource Manager with the Corporate Directorate from Sierra Leone and deals with public policy as it relates to corporate issues. 

What You Missed: Why Internal Audits are Not Limited to Accountants

  • Posted on: 14 April 2013
  • By: kbaumgae

“A key challenge in successful financial management is getting finance and program staff to work together toward the same goal”, www.mango.org.uk

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA), a professional services firm that works with international NGOs, hosted a lunchtime seminar with MINN on April 4, 2013, at their downtown Minneapolis office to share helpful tools and insight on conducting an internal audit. 

See what you missed: MINN Roundtable on Work-Life Balance on March 1

  • Posted on: 4 March 2013
  • By: bscudder

Twelve participants came together on March 1, 2013, to discuss how to effectively balance work and life in the context of doing international work. The lunchtime seminar was led by Ms. Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of International Programs, Children’s Heartlink, and held at the Hennepin County Library in St. Louis Park.  Bistra initiated a lively hour-long discussion by asking why we do international work. Responses generally included an opportunity to apply skills and knowledge to global challenges in hopes of making a difference; and a desire to gain global perspective that comes from knowing people from other countries and learning about their culture, politics, language, history, and food.

Welcome from MINN's New President: Shari Mohabir

  • Posted on: 7 February 2013
  • By: minnesotangos


I am this year’s (volunteer) President of what we hope will be a stellar year of growth, opportunity and endless professional networking for MINN members. Just a little about myself…I am a recent MPA grad from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a focus in global health, human resources, food, sustainability and agriculture.