Thato Masire (‘16) is working with the United Nations Children’s Fund as a Communications Assistant in the Botswana office.
Masire is in his second year with UNICEF after spending one year with the UN’s International Organization for Migration.
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF works with partners around the world to promote policies and expand access to services that protect all children.
As part of his position with UNICEF, he has directed proceedings at interagency and national initiatives.
“I have been a member of the United Nations Communications Group which involves working with other UN agencies, the Government of Botswana, and strategic partners,” Masire said. “I have also supported an international benchmarking visit to Mozambique and served as MIDSA representative in eSwatini.”
A native of Gaborone, Botswana, Masire is a graduate of Luther College with degrees in communication studies and business management.
“I am applying lessons from the Clinton School,” Masire said. “As a young professional, Program Planning and Development has provided me with a holistic and structured approach to complex issues. In my role, I find myself applying on a daily basis key learnings and techniques from the Communication and Social (Ex)change courses particular when facilitating with various stakeholders.”
As a student at the Clinton School, Masire completed his International Public Service Project with the Tiger Kloof Educational Institute in Vryburg, South Africa. For his final Capstone project, he worked with Berea College in Berea, Ky., to explore stakeholder ideas and insights for the purpose of introducing a certificate program for civic engagement.
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