About Danida Alumni

Danida alumni are current or former Danida fellows, who have pursued Master’s or PhD degrees or completed qualifying courses for professionals offered by or at Danish organisations and institutions of higher and further education. Since the first Danida Fellows came to Denmark in the 1960s, this group has grown to encompass over 24,000 people from more than 120 countries. Whilst enhancing their professional qualifications, these alumni have gained knowledge about Danish culture and our way of life.

Around the world Danida alumni hold important positions. From researchers to teachers to government ministers and CEOs, they effect change and drive sustainable development in a broad spectrum of sectors. Meet and learn more about some of our alumni in the videos below, as well as through our portraits and testimonials (see the left hand menu).

Dr Lilian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza, Supreme Court Justice, Uganda

Dr Richard Yao Kofie, Principal Scientist, CSIR Institute, Ghana

The faces and forces behind Danida Tanzania Alumni Network: Meet some of the faces and forces behind the network connecting Tanzanian professionals with strong ties to Denmark through their studies and training with one another and to Danish businesses and organisations in Tanzania.

Launch of Danida Alumni Network in Burkina Faso: More than 40 Danida alumni and guests gathered in high spirit at the Danish Ambassador´s residence in Burkina Faso to the launch of the Danida Burkina Alumni Network. 

Danida Alumni at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC): Following a Call for Applications to attend the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Harriet Asomani from Ghana and Angela Byangwa from Uganda were selected to participate in the conference in Copenhagen. In this video you can hear some of their thoughts about the IACC, lessons learned and how they will use this in their current job within anti-corruption in their home countries.

Danida Alumni Network Workshop 2018, Sharing Ideas and Learning Lessons: Eight alumni from six local Danida and Denmark networks met in Copenhagen, where they shared experiences and discussed the coming year’s work. The meeting took place 10 – 14 December 2018 and Danida Fellowship Centre arranged and hosted the meeting


Tom Mutua, PhD Researcher, Green and circular economy in Kenya