Youth Challenge International (YCI) and the Ontario Council for International Council (OCIC) have joined forces to collaborate and host a special Development Drinks event to celebrate International Volunteer Day on Thursday December 5th from 6pm-8pm.
In preparation for the event, YCI is featuring five of our alumni who will be speaking about their career development and what they have been doing since their volunteer project with YCI. Over the next few days, we will be sharing bios of each of the five speakers.
Marcus Tan de Bibiana – Ambassador, Guyana (2009) and Monitoring & Evaluation Innovator, Ghana (2011)
Marcus Tan de Bibiana is a young humanitarian professional with a special commitment to the areas of peace building, human rights, governance and conflict-sensitive development. In pursuit of the above he has worked in Canada, India, Guyana, Ghana, Sudan and Afghanistan in a variety of humanitarian sectors at different program phases. His career grew from very humble beginnings through frequent volunteering, learning and working with smaller, mostly grassroots organizations, and the benefits have paid off. Currently, he is completing the second of two consulting assignments with AECOM on a USAID stabilization program in Southern Afghanistan and volunteers with a Sudanese humanitarian voluntary initiative called To Sudan with Love. No matter where he ends up next, volunteering for causes he believes in will continue to be an important part of his life.