David was born in Ghana and then moved to Canada in 2007 where he has since spent his formative years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of British Columbia in 2016 and then worked as a Project Coordinator at the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR), a United Nations affiliated institute located at the UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law. His role with ICCLR involved coordinating projects with criminal justice professionals and legal researchers on various policy issues ranging from strengthening the protective environments in indigenous communities for children of parents in conflict with the law as well as access to justice for women living in rural and remote areas in British Columbia. His career goal is to manage the implementation of development projects either within the public or private sector that provide education and employment opportunities for the rapidly increasing youth population particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. By completing the MPPGA program, he hopes to gain a detailed understanding of various complex policy challenges and effective strategies to tackle them, as well as unique real-world opportunities to apply what is learned in the classroom.
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