Aid for Health Simulation

Saturday 8th December

Deadline for applications is 5pm on 20th November 2012

  • Are you interested in development or global health?
  • Would you like to work in an international organisation?
  • Are you curious about the mechanics of international aid and development?
  • Would you like to gain practical experience of high level international negotiations?

Already successful at Harvard and Cambridge, the Institute of Global Health at UCL is launching an ‘Aid for Health’ event where students simulate the complex negotiations behind international aid packages. This event and the coaching that precedes it is a great opportunity for students to learn about and develop skills relevant to the areas of global health, development and international organisations. The event is also an enjoyable day where students from varying disciplines can discuss these issues. 

See here for an article on the event’s success at Harvard University: 

The Event

Successful candidates will be grouped in rooms representing a range of disciplinary backgrounds and coached on the interests of organisations such as the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF and the government departments of our simulation country, Malawi.
On the day of the event students will have preliminary talks on negotiation skills and aid effectiveness.  They will then go on to represent their allocated organisation in the negotiation room; experiencing the practical mechanics of aid for health negotiations. The day will conclude with a reflection session.

How to Apply

We are looking for the best negotiation rooms we can create with a good mix of students from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Not necessarily the ‘best’ students.

Candidates will need to be available on the day of the event: Saturday 8th December from 10am- 6.15pm as well as for a telephone coaching with an expert during the second half of November (this will probably be in the late afternoon or evening)
To apply please send your full name, e-mail address, mobile number and a CV along with answers to the following three questions: (Answers should not exceed 200 words)

1.  What experience do you have in health, global health or development? * Please outline any relevant experience you have. Answers should not exceed 200 words

2.  What are your career aspirations over the next 5-10 years? * Answers should not exceed 200 words

3.  Is there anything you would like us to know about yourself, not covered above, or in your CV? * Answers should not exceed 200 words


Mike Rowson, Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL Institute for Global Health:

Deadline for applications is 5pm on 20th November 2012