Varkpeh Gonowolo

Varkpeh Gonowolo is a MIPP candidate. He has experience in public budgeting, economic development, program support, planning and fiscal policy since graduating with a BSc in Accounting and Economics.

He has worked with international and national institutions such as the John Snow Incorporated (JSI), the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Liberia (MFDP) and The Liberia’s Fellows and President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP)—a signature program of former Liberian President H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf which attracts exceptional youths to fill some of the void in the civil service created by the fourteen years of civil conflict.

His goals are to leverage his research skills in the areas of international development, international business, conflict, global political economy and multilateral institutions while at BSIA. He currently volunteer at the City of Waterloo and The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) rePurpose Centre in Elmira.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Laurier Graduate Fellowship
  • Chevening Scholarships
  • Swedish Institute Scholarships
  • Mastercard Foundation Scholarships
  • Mo Ibrahim Residential Program
  • IMF/African Training Institute Program
  • MSc. International Accounting and Finance, University of Kent, 2017
  • BSc. in Accounting, Cuttington University, 2012
  • Certificate. Governance and Development in Africa, SOAS, 2018
Conflict and Security
Environment and Resources
Global Political Economy / Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG)
Migration, Mobilities, and Social Politics
Multilateral Institutions

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