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Goodbye to three amazing colleagues


If one would score a workplace’s quality on how long the employees stay, then there is no doubt that Danida Fellowship Centre would get top points as a favourite workplace. Nevertheless, this July, we will have to say goodbye to three of our longest-serving and most dedicated members of staff.

The three are Annette Kaalund-Jørgensen, Capacity Development Advisor, who will retire after 27 years with Danida Fellowship Centre, Lene Christina Mosegaard, Programme Manager for the Danida Alumni Network and social and cultural activities, who leaves after 14 years and Hanne Kongsgaard, who has served as Research Administrative Officer for 8 years. The three leave us before the office administration moves from Frederiksberg to Holbæk in August.

Annnette Kaalund-Jørgensen at one of Danida Fellowship Centre’s many events.

Annette Kaalund-Jørgensen’s prime role has been as a capacity development advisor. She has developed and organized hundreds of training courses – in Denmark and abroad. She has also performed several other tasks over the years and in recent years, Annette has acted as deputy director and secretary of the board. Annette is the face of DFC in the many countries she has visited to coordinate DFC training courses and to talk to partners and future fellows in Africa, Asia and Latin America about their needs for capacity development.

Like Annette, Lene Christina Mosegaard’s duties have been manyfold and ranging from being a counsellor and assisting hundreds of fellows with a variety of health and wellbeing related issues to being the coordinator of our social and cultural programme and external communication. For a period of five years, Lene was also the coordinator of the Building Stronger Universities Master’s Programme. Since the Danida Alumni Network was launched in 2016, Lene has worked tirelessly to develop, consolidate, and expand the network.

Lene Mosegaard

Lene Christina Mosegaard with Building Stronger University Masters

As a Research Administration Officer, Hanne Kongsgaard, together with colleagues, has kept track of upwards of 125 active Danida funded research projects. From 2017-2021, she also coordinated a large number of mobility grants. Hanne has been the backbone in administering an annual call for research proposals in two phases and taken care of ongoing correspondence with many researchers in Denmark and abroad every week to ensure a smooth administration of the important ongoing development research.

Hanne Kongsgaard and colleagues during staff-get-together:)

All three colleagues are major contributors to Danida Fellowship Centre’s solid brand within capacity development, research grant administration and alumni networking.

Colleagues and Danida Fellows alike will miss you greatly!!

We wish you all the best in the future – and hope that you from time to time may stop by to say hello to us in Holbæk.

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