Last week marked a significant milestone for Nuru Hussen, who had the honor of representing DAB Development Research and Training PLC at the esteemed International Consulting Alliance (ICA) Annual Event 2023 in the vibrant city of New Delhi, India. Co-hosted by ICA World and Insight Development Consulting Group (IDCG), a local Indian member, the event emerged as a dynamic platform that brought together consulting professionals from across the globe. Through a series of practical workshops, roundtable discussions, and bilateral and multilateral meetings, the event aimed to fortify cooperation among its members.
One of the highlights of the event was the enriching panel discussions featuring key donors such as the World Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, ADB, and AFD. These sessions not only shed light on the shifting landscape of development consulting but also emphasized the indispensable role of donor partnerships in tackling the complex and interconnected global challenges we face today.
Engaging in over 20 fruitful bilateral meetings with consulting companies from diverse corners of the world, Nuru found these interactions to be invaluable. Each discussion became a stepping stone towards forging new connections and laying the groundwork for promising collaborative opportunities. The spirit of collaboration and the exchange of ideas during these meetings underscored the shared commitment of the global consulting community to making a positive impact on the world.
Nuru would like to express sincere gratitude to ICA and IDCG for their exceptional organization of the event. Their meticulous planning and execution provided an environment conducive to meaningful discussions and fruitful connections. Additionally, the event offered Nuru the opportunity to explore the cultural richness of India, with visits to Delhi, Neemrana, Jaipur, and Agra leaving an indelible mark on the experience.
On behalf of DAB Development Research and Training PLC, Nuru extends deepest appreciation for the hospitality extended and the memorable journey through the heart of India. The ICA Annual Event 2023 not only served as a catalyst for strengthening international partnerships but also pushed the boundaries of development consulting, inspiring Nuru to continue dedicated efforts towards positive change on a global scale. As Nuru reflects on this enriching experience, they look forward to the continued collaboration and collective impact that will undoubtedly shape the future of the industry.