Department Overview :
The aim of the Department is to create events that boost the association’s internal cohesion, while also promoting external activities. These events are organized to meet a wide range of goals. They can aim to inform, to allow for an exchange of knowledge, to encourage networking, to recruit new members, to motivate or thank members or partners, or to foster team spirit between members. Thus, the Community Events department is responsible for creating new events, managing and organizing events and activities, and promoting events according to the association’s needs.
A word from the department’s chief Loïck Batumba :
“As a graduate from the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, I work as an Operations Specialist at the IMD Business School where I am in charge of the coaching activities. I recently enrolled in an EMBA at the Haute Ecole de Gestion in Geneva with a concentration in social responsibility for companies. I joined the SDSA in order to improve my comprehension of the diplomatic world and to be at the cutting edge of the constant changing world of international relations. The SDSA boasts a wide variety of departments allowing to nurture my curiosity. As chief of Community Events, I work with my colleagues Sophia, Alex and Adrian. Our goal is to improve cohesion between members, reinforce community feeling and create an influential network. ”
« I am currently in my last year of study in international relations at the University of Geneva. Since starting down this path, my interest in this field and its related topics has not ceased to grow. My main interest lies in digital development in diplomacy. Even if traditional diplomacy will still play a major role in the future, it will certainly be changed and enhanced by numerical development in cyberspace. I think that given the possible change, i.e. the transition of power hegemony towards Asia, the future promises to be interesting. By joining the SDSA, I seek to broaden my horizon in diplomacy and everything that is closely related to it, while acquiring new key skills for my future career. I am part of the Community Events team, and our team’s main goal is to create interaction between members, to encourage reflection on perspectives related to international topics. Through our actions, we aim to create bonds between our members and a strong network. »