Practitioner seminar series | Working for a development agency in programming and implementation: a practitioner's view from Nicaragua
Ignacio Nicolau Ibarra (AECID)
During the course of the academic year 2021/22 IBEI hosts a series of lectures by practitioners in the field of international relations and development.
The practitioner seminar series is intended to give IBEI students and attendees an opportunity to engage with international professionals about their personal work experience, the organizations they represent, and to learn about possible career trajectories in international governmental and non-governmental organizations. Each lecture will allow ample room for questions and inputs from the audience.
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Mr. Ignacio Nicolau Ibarra is General Coordinator at the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) in Nicaragua. He has worked in development cooperation for 26 years. His professional trajectory includes working at the EU level, in the former DGVIII, on cooperation with ACP countries as well as for an NGO in Haiti. For the last 22 years he has worked for AECID. In this period, he worked for 11 years as a technician in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Morocco and 11 years as country manager in Haiti, El Salvador and currently, Nicaragua. Mr. Nicolau has an Advanced Studies Diploma in Developmental Sociology, a BA in Geography and History, and a master’s in international marketing. He has published several articles on development in specialized magazines and has taught in master’s degrees at the University of Barcelona, Zaragoza, the Catholic University of Santo Domingo and the Université d'Etat d'Haiti. He has been decorated with the official cross of civil merit of the Spanish state, as well as by other states and regional entities.