Josias Soleil Juliussen is the newest addition to Danida Alumni Network and the position as Alumni Programme Officer comes as a natural step after years of working with communication, PR and events – often in different cultures e.g. in South Korea at the Danish Embassy and in Cape Town, South Africa working as Marketing Manager for a large, international organization.
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).
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.
Exciting future activities were proposed when Danida alumni met on December 1 to discuss the Next Step for the Uganda - Danida Alumni Network. Legal Clinics and public talk shows about corruption were some of the ideas that came up during the brainstorm session.
More than 30 Danida alumni meet Friday afternoon on 1 December 2017 to discuss the next step for Danida alumni in Uganda.
Under the title “Meet and Greet the Nordic alumni” sixty Nordic alumni, two Nordic ambassadors and members from the Nordic Business Association in Uganda, NBA met on the evening of 30 November in Kampala for networking, snacks, drinks and “hygge”.
DFC offers activity grants to Danida alumni who are accepted as members of the Danida Alumni Network via the network’s portal.
The call for applications is open from 4 December 2017 to 26 January 2018. We plan to advertise an open call 3–4 times a year depending on the lessons learnt from this first round.
Applicants will be informed about the outcome of their applications at the latest six weeks after the deadline for applications.
Why activity grants?
Danida alumni in Uganda will meet to talk about the Next Steps for Danida alumni in Uganda on Friday 1 December 2:15 – 4pm.
The event, that will take place at Piato Restaurant, Plot 20, Lumumba Avenue, Kampala follows the very first Danida Alumni Network event in Uganda that was hosted by the Danish Embassy in March 2017. We are now ready to discuss the future set-up and activities for Danida Alumni Network in Uganda.
True to tradition the Nordic Business Association in Uganda invite members and friends to an annual end of year event. This year, the theme is Meet and Greet the Nordic alumni. It will take place 6-9pm at Restaurant L’Epicurien / Atmosphere Lounge, 34 Windsor Cresent, Kololo, Kampala.
Every year around 1000 professionals from the developing and growth and transition countries that Denmark collaborate with are granted a Danida fellowship. We follow and receive frequent updates from many of them when they return to their home countries. Listen to what Emmanuel K. Sanwouk from Ghana says.
What a celebration of the very first distinguished alumnus Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who received Danida Alumni Prize 2017 on 31 August during Danida Fellowship Centre’s 25 years anniversary in Frederiksberg
We are proud to announce that we on 31st August will award Danida Alumni Prize 2017. The prize is awarded annually to an alum who has made significant contributions to positive change in his or her home country or professional field based on his or her studies in Denmark.This year the prize goes to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.