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Shams Banihani, UN policy analyst and UW alumna, to speak on campus

Shams Banihani, a policy analyst with the United Nations Development Programme, will visit the University of Wisconsin–Madison for presentations in early March on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and UNDP’s work in poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, gender equality and building green jobs.

Banihani, a 2003 UW graduate in business administration, also will give a talk about internships and careers with the United Nations and her journey from UW–Madison to the UN.

Banihani, a native of Jordan, currently works for the UNDP program “Scaling up Local Innovations for Transformational Change,” which supports countries in adapting successful innovations for national use and delivers multiplier effects, such as clean energy, women and girl empowerment, education and employment. The aim of the program is to reduce inequalities and disparities at the local level.

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