Category Archives: News

A CAREER IN TRANSPORT ECONOMICS – HELVI PETRUS

In our latest alumni profiles, we feature Helvi Petrus (PhD), an alumnus of the Namibian-German Center for Logistics. She tells us about her career journey, and recent high profile appointment as one of Namibia’s national Transportation Commissioners. Who is Helvi Petrus? I grew up in Okagolo village situated in Omusati Region, located in northern part […]

SEEKING URBAN TRANSFORMATION – DAVISON MUCHANDENYIKA

Davison Muchadenyika discusses his new book on urban transformations in Zimbabwe.   Who is Davison Muchadenyika? I am from Zimbabwe, Buhera district, located some 300 kilometres from Harare. As a DAAD scholar, I studied Master of Arts Development Management at the IEE, Ruhr University of Bochum. Thereafter, I worked briefly and proceeded to do my PhD. […]

NAVIGATING A CAREER IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

In this alumni feature, AEN’s Secretary-General Winnie Sambu spoke to Erick Mariga, an alumnus of the Master’s programme at the South African German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR), about his career trajectory and life after graduating from his Master’s degree. Erick Mariga grew up in Nyeri and Nanyuki, peri-urban towns located in Central Kenya. […]

NEW LEADERS FOR CCAM ALUMNI

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Nelly Kasinde (pictured above) is the new president of the alumni association of the Congolese-German Center for Microfinance (Center Congolais-Allemand de Microfinance) . She was elected at recently conducted elections that took place on 31 August 2019 at the Université Protestante au Congo (UPC) in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo). Other alumni elected into management committee include Gloria Kalumbu (Secretary), […]

AEN STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING IN BONN

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In February 2019, the AEN steering committee committee held a three-day meeting in Bonn, Germany to deliberate on the AEN strategy and discuss the main issues that arose during the 2nd alumni conference in Ghana. The meeting took place between 19th and 21st February 2019) and was supported by DAAD and the Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies (GGCDS) […]

PUBLICATION BY ALUMNI & CENTRE DIRECTOR

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Two alumni (Dr Correta Jonah and Ms Winnie Sambu) and a centre Director (Professor Julian May) recently published an article on inequalities in child nutritional outcomes in three middle-income Africa countries; Ghana, Kenya, and Zambia. The research was based on Demographic and Health Survey data and argues for the need for continued focus on improving socio-economic levels […]

2ND ALUMNI CONFERENCE IN AKOSOMBO, GHANA

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The 2nd alumni conference of the DAAD African Centres of Excellence (COEs) took place in Akosombo, Ghana, over a 3-day period (6th – 9th November 2018). The conference, hosted by the Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies (IGAN), focused on the theme: ‘Sustainable Development in Africa: The Role of Science and Education.’ This theme was chosen as a bridge […]

HOW I GOT INTO THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME

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By Chifundo Chilera Social Development Specialist, The World Bank “When I applied for the role at the World Bank, I was transitioning out of a two-year tenure with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. My role involved primarily providing technical advisory to governments of the 53-member states, facilitating ministerial meetings, capacity building for senior officials and coordinating youth […]

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