Twenty years ago, in August 1997, I landed in Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen for my very first travel to Europe. I came to Denmark as a Danida fellow under the ENRECA (Enhancement of Research Capacity) program with a mind very concerned about how to manage the tension between a new Western Life and my African roots.
October 08, 2018
September 23, 2018
The second Call for Applications regarding the Alumni Activity Grant was announced earlier this year. We received 15 applications from seven different countries. Of the proposed activities eight projects were chosen to receive a grant of up to 9000DKK. These are as follows:
August 22, 2018
In the following you can read about the results achieved by Danida alumni through the activity grants they were awarded by Danida Alumni Network earlier this year.
August 10, 2018
Anne Mette R. von Benzon, COWI Tanzania’s Director sees the Danida Alumni Network as a platform for mutual collaboration and benefit for the company and the alumni group. Her focus is on market development and the alumni as a resource and talent network.
July 03, 2018
This year the prize will be awarded to an alum who, based on his or her Danida funded studies, has made important achievements contributing to positive change in his or her home country or area of employment using entrepreneurship and innovation as a tool of change.
July 02, 2018
On the 22nd of June under the late afternoon sun in his garden in Dar es Salaam Ambassador to Tanzania, Einar H. Jensen, officially launched the Danida Tanzania Alumni Network.
June 29, 2018
After a successful first round of alumni activity grants resulting in the support to seven different activities proposed by members of Danida Alumni Network, we are inviting applications under this second Call for Applications. The deadline of the Call is 20 August 2018 at 12:00 PM (CEST).
June 18, 2018
Danida Fellowship Centre has two seats available for members of the Danida Alumni Network at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Copenhagen 22-24 October 2018.
May 22, 2018
Thank you for participating in our survey. We were blown away by the number of responses we received. The survey was sent out to 2029 members and 549 submitted an answer within only 10 days. It means a great deal to experience such a level of interest in the development of Danida Alumni Network.
May 16, 2018
As a new initiative to boost local alumni activities the Danida Fellowship Centre has begun offering activity grants to members of the Danida Alumni Network. The first activity has already taken place in Uganda and it was a great success.
March 19, 2018
As a new initiative to boost local alumni activities Danida Fellowship Centre offers activity grants to Danida alumni who are accepted as members of the Danida Alumni Network (DAN).
February 22, 2018
Kenya is the latest country to establish a local chapter of the Danida Alumni Network. On February 8th 2018, about eighty former Danida fellows gathered at the Danish Ambassador’s Residence in Nairobi to establish a formal Danida Alumni Network in Kenya. The network’s goal is to further strengthen the bonds between Kenya and Denmark by promoting cooperation, networking and the sharing of ideas among professionals and Danish partners.
February 16, 2018
Recruitment is never a straightforward process. Alumni trained at Danish institutions may have an advantage, if they seek employment at Grundfos Vietnam.
January 30, 2018
In 2011, steps were taken to make the ancient town Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal a car free zone. Sadly, there are still too many vehicles in the ancient town. Architect and Danida alumni Saroj Prasad Shestha, Nepal looks to Copenhagen and Seoul for solutions.
January 19, 2018
The event will take place on Thursday 8 February 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00pm and will be divided into two sessions. During the first session, Danida alumni in Kenya will discuss how to organise the network and plan future activities and the second session will celebrate the launch of the Danida Kenya alumni network.