Activity Grant Reports 2019

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BURKINA FASO

Training of Student Delegates on Civism and Human Rights 

The overall objective of this activity, wwas to instill respect for human rights and a culture of responsible citizenship in students of five secondary schools in the Department of Silly. The two-day training was delivered to twenty students. Read more here

GHANA

Praxis translating theory into practice for effective training of geologists and environmentalists

Arranged by Danida alumni employed at the University of Ghana, "Praxis translating theory into practice for effective training of geologists and environmentalists" was a 3-day geophysics field school aimed at offering students and practitioners of geophysics, the opportunity to experience and learn the practical aspect and proper application of geophysics; complementing the extensive theoretical knowledge already acquired. Read more here

Science and Technology Seminar for Females in First Cycle Institutions, Phase II 

Following on from the last seminar, Danida Alumni together with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) held a two-day science and technology seminar for 160 girls - three times the number of participants compared to last year's inaugural seminar. The goal of this two-day event was to stimulate the interest of female pupils in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and increase female participation in STEM programmes and careers. Read more here

Honey Quality Assurance Workshop in the Volta region

Honey production systems, global honey standards, honey quality and health benefits, the sector's key challenges and honey as a business opportunity was all discussed and explained as part of this one day workshop. Read more here.

MEXICO

Diabetes Symposium, the Mexican health scenario

The Dania Alumni Network Mexico partnered with the Danish Embassy, Mexico’s Security and Social Services of the State Workers Institute (ISSTE) and the Mexican Diabetes Federation in hosting a full day Diabetes Symposium. The event attracted 180 participants and a number of both Mexican and Danish health specialists. Read more here

Antimicrobial Resistance: Snapshots of the Danish Experience 

Together with the Danish Embassy in Mexico, the Danida Alumni Network Mexico organised this seminar on solutions to antimicrobial resistance. It convened over 80 representatives from a total of 19 organisations across Denmark and Mexico and has set the foundations for strengthened collaboration and new connections between actors in the two countries. Read more here

NEPAL

School Based Disaster Risk Management Training in the Gorkha Disctrict

The project, delivered in partnership with the local NGO Prayas II (a partner of Care Nepal), the Village Municipal Council and Community Action in Disaster Response (CADRE), aimed to respond to the need for strengthened disaster risk awareness and response of local communities and organisations. This need  has been made particularly apparent in the wake of the 2015 earthquake that held its epicentre in the Gorkha District. Read more here.

UGANDA

The role of a judicial officer in curbing violence against women

Coinciding with this year’s “Orange the World” campaign against gender-based violence, a group of 25 Dandia alumni judicial officers took part in a one-day workshop on curbing violence against women and girls at Uganda’s Judicial Training Institute (JTI). Uganda’s Deputy Chief Justice and Denmark’s Ambassador to Uganda participated in the event. Read more here

Sustaining Young Adolescents in Schools through Menstrual Hygiene Management in Lira

Building on the success and learnings of the project’s first phase last year, 215 pupils have so far been trained in menstrual hygiene management and the production of reusable sanitary pads. Read more here.