LIFE HERE AT ASDPN
The ASDPN experience is unique. The pride of our workplace is the diversity of our workforce made up of patriotic volunteers of different social and professional backgrounds and even age groups working purposefully together, looking beyond gender, color (race), literacy, political, cultural, religious and linguistic differences and rather uniting with a common interest around the challenges which seeks to divide us as well as create a rift between us and our environment
Our deliberations and reports are always frank and factual. Our resolve is resolute and unflinching. We at all times ensure the work climate and conditions are lax but constantly engaging. At ASDPN we do not only strive to be engaging but our executive in collaboration with our team members across the world also strives to measure the engagement of our members and country offices by asking the right questions not only from our executive to our members, but also among ourselves like:
Given our commitment to all 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, our members have been able to enjoy the freedom and latitude of connecting, owning and passionately engaging in activism on the particular Global Goal they cherish most.
In all, at ASDPN work-life balance is highly valued and promoted by our management. Volunteers have great control over their lives and a bigger say in the structure of their work/responsibilities.
Some of our members describe their experience with us so far:
Michael O. Dioha
(Research Scholar, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, India)
Science without policy is science, but policy without science is gambling. This is what ASDPN stands for. As a member of the ASDPN family, I can describe my experience so far as amazing. It’s roughly one year of our existence and the tremendous impacts we have made is something that I’m very proud about. Particularly, our objective of enriching African policies based on sound scientific knowledge leaves me with no doubt that the future of Africa is bright. Our volunteers have also been working tirelessly to move the course of ASDPN forward. In my section, energy & development, our dreams and visions are very large. It’s not surprising that ASDPN is interested in energy within the African continent as the role energy plays in socio-economic development cannot be undermined. I can confidently say that ASDPN is a family that all Africans (both young and old) need to belong to if we want to change the fortunes of our dear continent. So far, I think we have made a giant stride and I call on all ASDPN members to put their hands-on deck lets create the change that we want to see in Africa. Long live ASDPN! Long live Africa!