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  • "To me, Coady has been a place of rich experiences, enriching knowledge, practical skills and great inspirations."
    Flavia Wilma Mathias, India
    Diploma 2014
  • "Looking first at what we have to help ourselves and take ownership of our own development, I think, is very important in making our organizations and communities vibrant in face of adversaries."
    Bartholomew Teul, Belize
    Diploma in Development Leadership, 2014
  • "Coady Institute is not only practical in its teaching, the teachers also inspire you positively. After 17 years of experience in development work, it is the first time I’m exposed to a participatory method of this level, where the participants are given the appropriate space to design their own methods to resolve problems they are confronted with."
    Maïmouna Lehman, Bénin
    Community Development Leadership by Women, 2014
  • "My knowledge base has been tremendously enhanced by the experience here at Coady."
    Gail A. Lewis, Antigua & Barbuda
    Diploma, 2014