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Careers in NGOs

Panel Discussion
Careers in NGOs
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you passionate about a cause and determined to make an impact? Hundreds of CEU graduates make a difference by contributing to the work of non-governmental organizations around the globe. Working in an NGO can involve focusing on a range of responsibilities, including advocacy, communications, research, fundraising, campaign organizing, and lobbying for policy change. Join our online panel discussion to hear from alumni working in non-profit settings.

During this event, you will learn about:

  • Different career paths in NGOs
  • What it takes to effectively advocate for a cause
  • How to start and build a career in the NGO sector


Anna Ackermann (ENVS '14) is a professional in the field of energy and environment with experience in NGO, energy design and research sectors in Eastern and Central Europe. Her main areas of expertise include energy efficiency in buildings, renewable energy, climate change and policy advocacy. Between 2016 and 2018 she  managed the expert "Energy Policy Reform" group of Ukraine's largest civil society platform Reanimation Package of Reforms. She is one of the co-founding members of Ukraine's key environmental NGO Centre for Environmental Initiatives "Ecoaction". She holds two M.Sc degrees: in Power Engineering and in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) from CEU and partner Erasmus+ universities.

Ifra Asad (SPP '19) works in the Asia team at Minority Rights Group in Budapest. She is also a council member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws, a feminist transnational solidarity network. In the past, Ifra has worked in an INGO for children's education in Pakistan. In addition to holding an MPA from CEU, she has an MA in comparative literature from SOAS, University of London.

This event is intended for all CEU students and alumni interested in learning more about careers in NGOs.   

This event will be held on campus in Vienna. Please register in advance. You will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to addend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely.