When the rapid global spread of CORONA / Covid-19 prompted the Danish government to close the universities and schools, and discourage non-essential public and private activities, Danida Fellowship Centre followed suit.
On 12 March, to help prevent and slow the spread of CORONA / Covid-19, Danida Fellowship Centre postponed current and some scheduled courses. All Danida fellows staying in Denmark for a period of less than three months have been repatriated.
Current office hours & contact info
Danida Fellowship Centre’s office hours have been limited to 10am – 1pm but the phone lines are open 9am – 3 pm, Monday to Friday as usual. The physical staffing of our administration is being kept to a minimum with most staff working online from home. Internal and external meetings, including board meetings, are being conducted online.
We are following the situation closely. As soon as we can, we will send out information about the resumption of activities and courses
International collaboration counts
The global CORONA / Covid-19 crisis has made it evident just how interconnected the world is – and that international collaboration is imperative when dealing with global challenges.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO General-Director, studied in Denmark in 1988 as a Danida fellow. When the Danida Alumni Prize was inaugurated in 2017, he became the very first eminent Danida alum to receive the prize. He reminds us that international collaboration at all levels, and support for the capacity development of individuals and institutions, are key to the future of humanity.
Read Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ acceptance speech for the Danida Alumni Prize, 2017: My first experience of universal health coverage was in Denmark
For those of you who understand Danish, read the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s recent article about Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: WHO chefens første sygesikringskort var dansk