Executive Education

PISA works directly with university faculty, government ministries, policy makers, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations in the broad area of international affairs. PISA programs are built on dual foundations of mutual trust and respect. Projects are developed in close consultation with partner institutions in Asia and in response to the needs of Asia-based organizations.

PISA programs take place in Asia as well as Washington, D.C. The George Washington University is just steps away from the White house, U.S. Department of State, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. Our location affords program participants unparalleled exposure to key U.S. and international policymaking institutions and non-governmental organizations.

Our Approach: Climate-wise Development

In February 2013 Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) collaborated with Yangon based NGO, ALARM, to offer a week long pre-training program for 45 mid-level government officials from Burma's line ministries with portfolios most likely to be impacted by climate change. The Myanmar Leadership Institute on Climate Change (MLICC) was designed to build capacity at the national level on mainstreaming climate change into development policies. The objective of the pre-training was to introduce the officials to what PISA terms, climate-wise development (CWD). CWD seeks the advancement of the community in tandem with responsible management of natural resources, investment in human capacity, and good governance. This methodology seeks to mitigate the tension inherent in development policies that seek rapid economic gain and the need for longer-term environmental and political stability.


Director's Note

As students on campus turn in their final papers and head for summer jobs and internships or launch into the working world, PISA retains its cycle of activity and plans for upcoming projects.  Over

PISA Celebrates 30 Years of Capacity-Building in Asia

PISA's 30 year history is highlighted in the March/April edition of the Elliott School newsletter Briefing.

Myanmar Advanced Leadership Institute on Climate Change

Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) offered a two-week Myanmar Advanced Leadership Institute on Climate Change (MALICC) from October 31-November 15, 2014 on the campus of The G