We do not need middlemen to store and sell our mangoes and oranges. We are much better off doing it ourselves, says Margaret Miano. She set up the Pegama Farm, a rural learning and circular economy based trading hub in Makueni County, Kenya, after attending Danida Fellowship Centre’s learning course Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Value Chains.
Danida Alumni Network
I always say that Danida alumni are ambassadors for Denmark: They speak extremely well about Denmark because they have had really good experiences in Denmark, says Lars Steen Nielsen, Denmark’s ambassador to Mexico.
On the UN International Bee Day 2021, a team of Danida alumni organized Ghana’s first Honey Festival and knowledge sharing forum in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG). Despite the global honey market doing well, pollinators remain on the decline whilst honey adulteration practices are growing - a trend that can have grave consequences.
Sharing knowledge is essential for finding sustainable solutions to the challenges facing us today. Sharing knowledge and transforming knowledge into action, however, does not happen by itself. It requires a concerted effort. In Danida Fellowship Centre’s 2021-25 strategy we focus on how the skills and capacities we support can be transformed into action
Ali Diallo, expert in financing, business development and partnerships, with over 20 years of experience in the field of support to the private sector, particularly in developing countries. He is now the Managing Director of an advisory firm, Imextra, registered in Burkina Faso.