STRATEGY & TRANSFORMATION
2030 Shared Prosperity Vision, Malaysia
The Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 was introduced by the Malaysian Government, a commitment to make Malaysia a nation that achieves sustainable growth along with fair and equitable distribution. As a consultant, I reveiwed the Strategic Paper 14 for Clean and Resilient Development for Environmental Sustainability that will form Malaysia’s 12th 5-Year Plan, and provided input and policy recommendations to improve the overall strategic direction and planning. In addition, I developed detailed Action Plans for the key Strategic Thrusts and Enablers.
Photo credit: Government of Malaysia; (3) Zukiman Mohamad
2030 National Strategic Plan,
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
As a Technical Advisor to the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, my team developed implementation strategy and governance framework for Côte d'Ivoire’s 2030 Strategic Plan, focusing on poverty reduction, job creation and moving the country’s economy higher up the value chain. We also established a Delivery Unit to ensure the successful implementation of prioritised initiatives from the Côte d'Ivoire’s 2030 Strategic Plan.
Photo credit: Government of Ivory Coast
Atiqah demonstrated her ability to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders of varying cultures. Her communication skills were commended by the client, development partners and team members. Atiqah is not only highly effective, but also is dedicated to coaching and capacity building of those around her. She works independently and is organised, efficient and committed to ensuring the success of the project. Atiqah has a strong ability to problem solve, structuring a solution and bringing together the team to deliver on it. Personally, she is the most effective and reliable team member that I have worked with in the last 15 years.
Premala Ponnusamy, Consultant
Education Sector Transformation, Ethiopia
As the Lead for London-based Delivery Associates’ team, I worked with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education to facilitate national planning across all 11 regions within Ethiopia to transform the General Education, Higher Education & TVET sectors. Supported by Department of International Development (DFID) and British Council, we established and coached Ministerial and Regional Units on perform project management and problem-solving to ensure smooth implementation of plans, with regular meetings with the Minister of Education and State Ministers in deciding priorities and actions to be taken by top leadership.
Photo credit: (1) Emmanuel Ikwuegbu; Delivery Associates
Atiqah was the real engine of the team with her leadership quality with deep expertise, her approach which was very supportive and friendly, and her flexibility in decision making. I appreciate her ability in understanding the local context and acting accordingly. Now I think we are on the right track, this is because of her effort.
H.E. Mohammed Ahmedia, State Minister of General
Ministry of Education, Ethiopia
The thing I personally and the team liked the most was the fact that Atiqah didn’t try to impose on other people. She instead helped people see and figure out how it might work in their context. She was able to find the right balance between challenge and support. She wasn’t too complacent but not pushy either. I have also noted with admiration how she managed to take everyone on board and get them to work for and with her. I have also been impressed by herr work rate and the speed by which she does things.
Netsanet Demewoz, Director of Education & Team Leader QESSP
British Council Ethiopia
Big Results Now, Tanzania
As a Technical Advisor to Tanzania’s President’s Delivery Bureau in the Education & Business-related sectors, my team established and coached units within the respective Ministries on effective implementation of programmes in national key sectors, including quarterly council meetings with the President and Ministers. We also coordinated implementation activities across Ministries at the federal and state level, with regular tracking of progress and reporting to the President and respective Ministers, culminating in the annual report that is published and made accessible to the public.
Photo credit: Government of Tanzania; PEMANDU
Atiqah is one of the most wonderful, brilliant, energetic, proactive and hardworking young ladies I have met in my life. She inspired me in the way she kept her diary, tight schedules, follow-ups and many such good things mandated to her. The way she works will long live in my memory.
Dr. Adolf Rutayuga, Executive Secretary
National Council for Technical Education, Tanzania
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award given to Atiqah was very well deserved.
Neema Ndunguru, Director
President's Delivery Bureau, Tanzania
The Education Commission, Kenya
As Technical Advisor to the Education Commision (USA), my team facilitated a workshop on delivery and implementation methods to leaders of 20 pioneer African countries’ leadership for the purpose of implementing the Learning Generation Report recommendations. We also analysed and ranked the readiness of the 20 pioneer countries in adopting the delivery methodology to allow for the Education Commission to allocate resources accordingly
Photo credit: Education Commission
Atiqah's facilitation style and the workshop as a whole has provided me with a very productive learning experience to push forward in achieving our target. Thanks for her excellent performance in leading the Deliverology workshop.
Dereje Andargie Kidanemariam, Assistant Professor
Debre Berhan University, Ethiopia
We are so happy with Atiqah's excellent delivery throughout the workshop. She is an excellent trainer.
Goitom Abera, Director,
Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Government & Economic Transformation, Malaysia
As an Analyst in the Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department, I served as Lead Facilitator in the Education Lab, a component of Government Transformation Programme 2.0, resulting in the Education Blueprint 2013-2025. In addition, I asissted with establishing partnerships with the private sector to advance the Education initiatives based on the Government Transformation Programme 2.0 and the Education Blueprint.