June was a hectic but great month, and there’s a few things we would like to share with you!
Number of Assignments
Starting off with some numbers, we facilitated 8 assignments for our participants from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Somaliland and Sierra Leone. Meanwhile, one of our participants returned from Afghanistan.
As you may have seen on our website, the success stories from our participants Seleshi and Samuel who went on assignment in their native Ethiopia were shared. The story was even referred to the Ethiopia’s State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Aklilu Hailemichael.
Study Visit 1
What you may have seen pass by on social media, Mr. Mirkhel’s workshop took place at TU Delft. Here he introduced the topic of efficient water management in Afghanistan and why it is a necessary component of sustainability.
Study Visit 2
We also had the pleasure of welcoming six Ethiopian Agronomy experts who came on a study visit to Wageningen University in the Netherlands to learn about new techniques about agro-management and how to implement them in their home country.
Study Visit 3
Similarly, we’ve begun organizing the study trip at the end of October to the Netherlands for a delegation of four Sierra Leoneans who are active at IAMTECH, MMCET, CCTC and the Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA) in Sierra Leone.
And we have started preparing for our conference in The Hague… we’ve found the perfect location! Next on the agenda is gathering up a guest list and sending out Save the Date’s.
New Team Member
Finally, we’ve welcomed a new intern, Kardelen Akkus, into our CD4D team. Her main tasks include increasing the visibility of the project and simultaneously maintaining the communication efforts within the project.