Kate Gwynn

Studied Master of International Studies at the University of Otago, graduating in 2012.

Kate Gwynn

"I have been on the Graduate Development Scheme in the Department for International Development since September 2012. There are around 50 other graduates on the scheme and this is the first year that it has been run. Throughout my time on the scheme I have participated in lots of different projects. For example, all projects at DFID are reviewed regurlarly and I evaluated the value for money focus of this review system. The biggest project I worked on was coordinating and producing DFID’s business plan for the next two years. This involved liaising with all of the departments in DFID and with senior government officials. I also assisted in the running of two high profile conferences around the G8 summit – Nutrition for Growth and Tax, Trade and Transparency – as well as working temporarily on policy work around the Syria crisis and helping to run a graduate gender network exploring issues of gender in development. "