CRISP was delighted to welcome students from the University of Potsdam's MPM program, which is a master's degree in executive public management for young professionals. The program strives to contribute to sustainable development in the public sector by equipping students with the academic underpinnings, practical management and communication skills, and hands-on knowledge required to drive public advertising. Which brings us to their interest in CRISP and in our work. This engaging visit aimed to provide the students with a deeper understanding of the goals, projects, partners, and shared interests of CRISP, specifically in the areas of conflict resolution, sustainable development, and the simulation game method that CRISP adopts.
It was not a mere field trip but a crucial learning experience. Through interactive sessions and presentations that were given by Nicolás Soto and Mohamed Najib Rahmi our project coordinators, the students gained insight into the diverse projects and initiatives undertaken by CRISP. They were able to understand the challenges faced in conflict resolution and the potential role simulation games play in fostering sustainable development. CRISP operates in collaboration with a range of partners, including governments, international organizations, academic institutions, and civil society entities. The visit allowed the students to explore the importance of partnerships in implementing effective measures and sustainable development initiatives. It also provided them with insights into potential future collaborations between academia and organizations like CRISP to address public service issues.
One of the primary objectives of the visit was to identify the shared interests between the MPM program and CRISP. Both entities recognized the importance of addressing sustainable development challenges and improving public services. The students had the opportunity to discuss and explore potential areas of collaboration, highlighting the significance of knowledge transfer and experiential learning in achieving development goals, during an open and interesting discussion among the students and our project coordinators.
We were thrilled to have offered this opportunity for these future public management leaders to witness firsthand the practical application of skills learned in their program. The students, driven by their passion for sustainable development, found a kindred spirit in CRISP. The organization's commitment to developing practical solutions for global challenges resonated deeply with future public managers. Through this visit, the students hoped to uncover innovative approaches and gain inspiration to drive positive change in their respective fields. And CRISP is looking forward to more opportunities like this to share more and more of its influence with young professionals in different fields.