Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) supports competence and capacity development in poor, fragile and stable, countries as well as in transition and growth economies, primarily, but not solely, in relation to the Strategic Sector Cooperation facility. We organize and/or implement capacity development support in terms of learning programmes, courses, studies, research, study tours, seminars, etc. in Denmark and, to a lesser degree, in developing countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs defines the framework for the capacity development activities, while DFC is in charge of all educational, administrative and practical issues.
The support is funded via a central grant and via programme and projects grants. It has been resolved that when training activities (both financed by the central and by programme/project funds) are to be carried out in Denmark, DFC shall be involved to ensure the homogeneity and quality of training and living conditions in Denmark.
The central funds amounted to DKK 30 million in 2017 and has increased to DKK 45 million in 2018, and shall primarily benefit partners in countries which are involved in the Strategic Sector Cooperation facility.
DFC’s MISSION for competence and capacity development is to ensure the quality of the support provided to participants and counterparts.
DFC’s GOALS for competence and capacity development are providing qualifications which can be applied; ensuring relevant studies at the right price; and creating the best framework for the study period.
The fellows’ training and stay in capable hands
A successful study period in Denmark provides many valuable qualifications for work in the home country. At DFC we are specialised in supplying courses and training for Danida’s projects and programmes all over the world.
In order to ensure a uniform and high quality of all Danida-funded studies in Denmark, they must be organised in co-operation with DFC. This ensures the high international standard of courses and compliance with the Guidelines of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- A high level of professionalism and academic achievement
- Relevant courses
- Efficient and effective teaching methods
- A good social environment
- A comprehensive solution
DFC provides a complete package when training is conducted in Denmark. We select and plan courses and take care of everything from residence permits and flight bookings to accommodation. When DFC organises study programmes, all practical details are arranged beforehand, enabling fellows to concentrate fully on their studies.
In Denmark we arrange
- Contracts with places of study
- Flight ticket booking and purchase
- Residence permits
- All necessary insurance
- Personal guidance and study counselling
- Social and cultural activities
Other capacity development activities:
- than for the Danida programmes and projects.
Administration of research fellows’ stay in Denmark - DFC makes sure that all measures have been taken into consideration before researchers from developing countries travel to Denmark. We are in charge of the administrative and practical issues associated with the stay, while the study programmes are planned and handled by the Danish research institution.
Administration and co-ordination of shorter study tours on behalf of embassies or country desks in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.