Introducing Christine Bystøl
My name is Christine Bystøl and I join the DFC staff as maternity cover for Nina Vlemmings. I am thrilled to be a part of the Danida Alumni Network team and I very much look forward to working with our many alumni and partners.
My professional life has taken me down many avenues. I have a master’s degree in liberal arts, which allowed me to go into teaching language and literature to college students before entering the field of educational planning and facilitation as part of the training team in ActionAid Denmark (AADK). My main focus consisted of providing innovative and creative capacity building for young people to lead social and political change in their communities.
Whilst working for AADK I had the great fortune to spend three amazing years working in Kenya dedicating much of my time to strengthening and growing local youth networks while immersing myself into the magnificent landscapes on the Great Plains of the central highlands.
I believe that building solid communities of action is a cornerstone of creating lasting impact and I am always very excited to see them flourish and grow. An important aspect of growing strong networks is to tell stories and create awareness about the many activities taking place. I look forward to working with and supporting our alumni in their endeavours, and to share their many stories.
After returning from Kenya I resettled in central Copenhagen where I share my life and a small apartment with my soon to be 3-year-old son Louis.