In conversation with Duntan Emmanuel
What inspired you during the project?
Being from sub-Saharan Africa, my family has first-hand experience navigating the socio-economic barriers that face a majority of the population in the region. Solutions that raise awareness of the challenges faced in this region, educate, and aim to bridge the gap caused by these barriers are always on my radar. Both the ZIALE training and the research project on Advancing Women’s and Girls’ Health are examples of New Perimeter projects that I have been involved in, which have each had a direct impact for beneficiaries in Africa. I was most inspired by the motivation from other participants at DLA Piper, at all different levels, to contribute to these projects. It really warms my heart to think about sharing this passion with my colleagues, each of whom dedicated their time for a variety of reasons.
What was the most fulfilling aspect of the work?
The most fulfilling aspect of the ZIALE training session was the students’ feedback. At the end of the training, I was amazed at just how much of the information the students found to be directly useful to their overall learning. Despite the technical issues faced when delivering these sessions remotely, a lot of the students were able to summarize the key take-away points. It was great to see that the training materials continue to make an impact.
What one word describes your involvement?