News

March 24, 2020
We have changed the procedure for nominating candidates for the annual Danida Alumni Prize. Instead of issuing an annual call, we now invite you to submit your nominations on a rolling basis. Due to the CORONA/Covid - 19 pandemic, the time and place for this year’s award ceremony will be communicated once the situation has stabilised.
December 19, 2019
Danida Fellowship Centre is pleased to announce the fifth round for Danida Alumni to apply for financial support to organize local activities with and for fellow alumni in their country or local community. The deadline for this call for proposals is Monday 24 February 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon) CEST and applications are only accepted if submitted via the online application form.  
December 13, 2019
“Great alumni encounter at the residence yesterday. I am sure you will be good ambassadors for Denmark. Looking forward to work with you,” said Denmark’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr John Nielsen, in a tweet the day following the first ever gathering of Denmark alumni in Myanmar.
December 13, 2019
Danida Alumni Network Ghana was officially launched in 2016 as one of the first local alumni networks within the wider Danida Alumni family. Three years on, the network has grown and the first Board Members are ready to hand over the baton to a new leadership group. Board elections, along with an encouraging speech from Ambassador Tove Degnbol, were highlights from DAN-G's first AGM.  
December 13, 2019
What do Uganda's Deputy Chief Justice, Denmark's Ambassador to Mexico and amateur cyclists in Vietnam have in common? They have all been important contributors to events arranged by DAN members across three continents in recent months, delivered with support from Danida Alumni Activity Grants.
November 28, 2019
At this year’s UNLEASH Innovation Lab closing ceremony, Nobel Prize winner and microcredit pioneer, Mohammed Yunus, cited the world’s pervasive economic inequality as the main global challenge of our time. He made a plea to the next generation to use new inclusive solutions to sort out what he said was “a ticking time bomb politically and socially”. Eight Danida alumni were amongst the 1000 young talents from 163 countries to take part in UNLEASH 2019.
November 28, 2019
“Designing Future Society for Our Lives” is the overarching theme of the 2025 World Expo, which will be hosted in the specially designed venue of ‘Yumeshima’ in Osaka, Japan’s second largest city. Eight Danida alumni gave their input at the conceptual stage.
November 27, 2019
After being emerged in a weeklong 24 hours innovation lab, the verdict from the eight Danida alumni that took part in UNLEASH 2019 was clear: The true value lay in the innovation process, not its results.
September 04, 2019
Danida Fellowship Centre’s Scholarship Programme and Alumni Network have been instrumental in Mexico and Denmark’s strategic collaboration.
August 27, 2019
Thirty Danida alumni convened in the Colombian capital Bogotá, marking the first official meeting of the Danida Alumni Network Colombia (DANCo). The event was opened by Denmark’s Ambassador Mogens Pedersen and has helped lay the foundation for a dynamic and engaged local alumni community.
August 23, 2019
According to the Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research, asymmetric power relations are exacerbating divides between the North and South, adversely affecting people and communities around the world. Danida alumni from Vietnam and South Africa participated in the conference, contributing important insights from their research.
August 20, 2019
Danida Alumni Activity Grants continue to support locally rooted and impactful initiatives, lead by teams of Danida/Denmark alumni around the world. Here we highlight projects that – partly through awareness-raising and educational activities, all delivered in partnership with local organisations – are leaving a positive impact in rural communities in Kenya, Ghana, Nepal, Uganda and Mexico. 
June 24, 2019
Over the past three months Danida Alumni Activity Grants have spanned topics as diverse as food security, human rights and local network planning, as three further projects have been completed in Kenya and Burkina Faso. A number of other exciting alumni activities are still to be delivered and additional updates will follow on these in due course. Raising awareness of climate smart agriculture in Kenya
June 24, 2019
Thursday 11th July 2019 | 14:00 - 18:00 | Estelar de la Feria Hotel, Bogotá
June 19, 2019
Fond memories were shared and eyes opened to an astonishing success story, as we re-connected with the dynamic Ms Mangalam Balasubramanian of Chennai and the driving force behind one of the DANIDA programmes that brought hundreds of women from India to Denmark. Danida Fellowship Centre is on a quest to re-connect with these remarkable Danida alumni in India.