International Development Programmes For Countries Essay

704 Words Dec 16th, 2015 3 Pages
One of the UK’s international development programmes for countries like Kenya is to tackle extreme poverty sustainably. High levels of corruption and impunity by our leaders has constrained Kenya’s potential to develop rapidly and bridge the existing economic gap. In 2014, for instance, Transparency International ranked Kenya at number 145 out of 175 on the Corruption Perception Index. The main areas that need urgent reviewing to steer the economy of my country in the right direction are proper governance, strengthening the energy sector and tackling human rights sensitively.
Further, on 25th September 2015 at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, countries and organizations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. For the next 15 years, all stakeholders will be working towards the attainment of these goals. As a young Kenyan leader, I aim to use my knowledge and enthusiasm to come up with sustainable solutions in the field of engineering for my country and the entire world. I am interested in a course that will equip me with the skills to interpret engineering problems and deal with them in an appropriate manner while ensuring sustainability. It should also create opportunities for the development of top notch practices which will lead into the implementation of corrective measures in any project.
I am particularly keen to study for an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge because the university has so much to offer…

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