CD4D Ambassador Ayalew Kassahun was recently interviewed for the European Union Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF). The interview describes his experiences with knowledge transfer to his country of origin: Ethiopia.
Ayalew grew up in Dessie, also home to Wollo University. During his CD4D assignment in 2019, he returned to Dessie to share knowledge on agri-business. At the same time, he learned a lot about the needs of Wollo University and the importance of a close collaboration between the diaspora expert and the institution in the country of origin.
The short-term CD4D assignment provided Ayalew with enough motivation to continue working with Wollo University after the assignment. He connected with fellow diaspora experts who were equally enthusiastic, and together they continue supporting the university. To this date, the group of experts work on digitalization processes, curriculum development and entrepreneurship in Ethiopia.
Are you curious to learn more about Ayalew’s experiences? Find more information about his inspiring work via this link.