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  2. Hi Natasha,
    I want to work in development specifically urbanization coupled with sustainable development. I have no qualifications in this area … I have completed my graduation in IT. Should I look for work or get a degree first? I am from India. Thank you.

    • Hi Jo,

      Sorry for not getting back to you earlier. It’s usually easier to get a hold of me though twitter (@natashaleite) or e-mail. The good and the difficult think about development is that there are not fixed recipes, just suggestions. In your case, do you want to try to work in organisations that have some background in this field so you will know in what to focus in your further studies (if you choose so). Why am I saying this? Because there are many ways in which those areas intersect with IT – GIS, ICT4D or simply the IT part of an NGO that works in those topics. Maybe trying to work in ICT4D (ICT for Development) will be an easier way for you to make the transition and start building a background that will enable you to make this qualitative jump in your career. For all interested, I have also just publish a book on the subject, so you can check it out on: https://gumroad.com/l/YJvi Best of luck!

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