Twenty Amani Fellows from places like Italy, Kenya, Canada, Brazil, and Switzerland who have joined the Amani program in the past five years have also successfully completed the two additional online courses required to get their UPeace Diploma, taking the opportunity to include this UN certification in their CV.
All of the UPeace courses are 4-week online courses, including videos, live webinars, articles and forums for discussions with faculty and peers from all over the world and are offered to Amani Fellows at a special discounted fee of $395 per course, instead of the normal $595/895.
What they say Omar from Egypt joined the Education for Change program and said “it was a great opportunity to recap design thinking, applying it to a different model of education. It was also great to find among the students, other Amani alumni from different cohorts.”
Rita did the Negotiations and Impact Measurement courses: “The teachers were amazing, both were super attentive and engaged, they responded to emails anytime and were very knowledgeable. The learning program was also very well taken care of in terms of content, materials and activities”.
Milagro, from Argentina, defined it as “a wonderful experience”. Francesca remained in touch with not only the instructor but also with peers from Latin America who are exploring digital education in prisons and remote areas, so they could share learnings and progress on their respective projects.
Yvonne took the course in life design and said, “I think it is great to do (the UPeace program) a few months after Amani Institute’s program to recap some of the learnings and continue to build upon the inner journey elements. The benefit of the courses depends largely on each person and the time and energy commitment they put into it”.
“This is an exciting partnership for us”, says Roshan Paul, Co-Founder of Amani Institute, who has taken executive courses and guest lectured at CEE. “From personal experience, I can attest that the Centre for Executive Education at UPEACE is one of the most innovative academic centers around the world; they have been doing great work in creating new applied models for professional education and we’re proud to partner with them.”
Mohit Mukherjee, founder of UPEACE Centre for Executive Education, agrees saying, “I heard about the idea behind Amani Institute long before it was launched, when I invited Roshan Paul to guest lecture at my class at UPEACE in Costa Rica in 2010. Since then, I’ve watched with excitement as Amani Institute launched and grew quickly, and also developed several innovations in higher education that will have an important impact on people’s lives.”