On December 21, 2017, Dr. Ki-Seok “Korbil” Kim, Emeritus Professor at Seoul National University delivered a Development Management Policy Seminar on “Advancing from MDG to SDG4: Lessons from the 10-years of GAPA Fieldworks in Africa and Asia” in the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) at Kobe University.
Professor Kim is Founder and CEO of Educators without Borders (EWB), an international NGO dedicated to promoting literacy, vocational education and micro-financing for women living in extreme poverty in rural Burkina Faso. EWB and its flagship project called “Global Alliance for Poverty Alleviation (GAPA)” provide essential knowledge and techniques to empower the locals as producers and entrepreneurs. During his Seminar, Professor Kim shared his experiences on how best to deliver on the SDGs by utilizing the local resources and sharing core knowledge through his GAPA fieldworks in Burkina Faso.
At the end of the Seminar, many participants engaged in an active Q&A session and discussion during which they shared their perspectives on Professor Kim’s work and also asked about the details of his projects and his future plans. The Seminar provided an excellent opportunity for the students to learn about GAPA project and Professor Kim’s enduring efforts and passion to deliver on the SDGs through his fieldworks.
Authored by Najung Kim (Doctoral Student)