Activity Grant Reports 2017

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BENIN

Establishment and launch of a local alumni network 

The aim of the Danida Alumni Day was to share how Danida former fellows from different fields of expertise can contribute to the development of Benin, as well discuss strategies for an alumni network and to increase membership. Read more here

GHANA

 2-Day Science and Technology seminar series for females in first cycle institutions 

Danida Alumni together with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) held a two-day science and technology seminar for 56 young girls and their teachers. The participants came from selected public junior high schools. The goal of the seminar was to generate the interest of the girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and motivate them to higher heights in their academic pursuits. Read more here

KENYA

Networking event for women in management among Danida alumni 

The main objective of coming together was net-working, sharing and providing information for women empowerment  to make women better at business and hence empowered economically. Read more here

Capacity building workshop on climate change 

Members were sensitized on Climate change issues and encouraged to interact and update the world on the ongoing projects to enhance strategic partnership especially with other DANIDA alumni who are not necessarily part of RCE Greater Nairobi. All members were encouraged to become active change agents for mitigation against Climate Change and general Environmental Conservation. Read more here

NEPAL

Role of Nepalese Universities in addressing Sustainable Development Goals 

The main aim of the workshop program was  to uncover the agendas of Nepalese Universities, Government Stakeholders and Diplomatic agencies in addressing issues of Quality Education and Gender Equality under SDGs. Read more here

UGANDA

ECO schools – pilot on waste management for school children in GULU 

Danida Alumni Network (Uganda) in partnership with Afrigreen Sustain, a waste management company in Uganda held waste management activities across 4 schools in Gulu Municipality. The target participants were pupils from primary five to primary seven (age 10-12) and their teachers. More than 1000 pupils from the 4 schools attended the workshops. Read more here

Bi-annual Danida alumni plant clinic 

Danida alumni and one sub county agricultural extension officer attended to over 70 farmers who had brought sick plant samples for examination and treatment. The Danida alumni (plant doctors) closely observed the sick plants, inquired about the plant and field history and then offered the consulting farmers advice on how to prevent and control the presented constraints. The crops that were brought for consultation were majorly; coffee, banana, maize, cassava, beans, cabbages and ground nuts. Read more here