Education and Development

Building educational capacity for the Panamanian workforce


A year ago, the Payson Center started its Panama Field Work Experience,  under the guidance of faculty member Dr. Nanette Svenson. The MS program is very much in keeping with Payson’s history as an applied global development center. Students study here, both online and in face-to-face classrooms sessions, and are awarded hard-to-get internships with UN agencies at the regional UN Hub. It is quite a special experience.

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Regional Project on HIV and Development: Integration of HIV/AIDS into Educational Curricula of West African Countries

The program was set up as a six-week intensive course. The interdisciplinary training-of-trainers HIV/AIDS course consisted of a variety of topics that are of pressing importance to the sub-region, including: HIV/AIDS and development, methodology, research ethics, behavioral change, project management and evaluation, financial and logistics management, IEC strategies for community participation, legal and policy aspects, and learning how to learn with technology.

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