Portrait articles

Danida Fellowship Centre is proud of all its alumni. Across every continent our Danida fellows drive development and effect change. In a wide spectra of sectors they make important break throughs with innovative and progressive new ideas.

Danida Alumni Network is truly special. We celebrate it with a monthly portrait article featuring one of our remarkable former or current students. 

If you have suggestions for the alumni of the month, please write to alumni@dfcentre.dk


Alumni of the month:

Olman Segura-Bonilla, Danida alumni and former Cabinet Minister of Labor and Social Security of Costa Rica is a first mover and fierce believer in sustainable development economics. His impressive career and Costa Rica’s path of development are closely interlinked.

The bi-annual Livia Peace Price 2016 was awarded to William Ongoro for acting bravely and wisely in the painful and violent conflicts of South Sudan.
Rich in taste and with a good sustainable story, TOMS EKSTRA chocolate plates were launched in Denmark in 2010. Meet one of the key experts behind the product: Ghanaian Margaret Owusu, PhD from University of Copenhagen.
Like Denmark, Bhutan is concerned to preserve the environment and the livelihoods of it's people, explains Jigme Dorji, MBA, Aarhus University. He foresees business collaboration between the world’s two happiest nations.
When Hazem Hafez Ragab received an email that urged him to apply for a Danida Fellowship and a full-time MBA, he thought it was a hoax. But it was real, and the MBA made him realize that leadership starts with self-awareness.
As the Country Director of the Population Council in Nairobi Harriet Birungi still draws on her experiences from her PhD years at University of Copenhagen.
Plastic in lakes and the sea is an increasing, big problem. Bahati Sosthenes Mayoma, Tanzania found that 20 per cent of the fish by Mwanza in Lake Victoria had plastic in their gastrointestinal tracts.
If you think, that career paths, as professional singer and scientist are incompatible then you have to think twice. 38 years old Danida fellow Nguyễn Đắc Khoa is living proof that the two career paths are complementary.
When Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza became a PhD student in Denmark she was prepared. From childhood she was a pioneer and expected to excel.