How we work
The road to a course
As needs change, so do also the opportunities we offer. Each year we develop new courses to meet new needs and shape new realities.
Our courses come about through a highly organic process, where dialogue, collaboration, flexibility, applicability and creativity is at the centre.
All our partners bring their particular expertise to this dialogue – of the context, the sector and the partners in the partner countries or of new research and solutions within a field.
Danida Fellowship Centre is the facilitator and convener. We bring people to the table, and we bring in expertise from our many years of experience in designing learning programmes that spark change beyond the individual.
The dialogue and the focus on co-creation is a cornerstone in the high-quality courses that DFC is recognized for.
The road from learning to change
Our learning programmes aim not just to improve the knowledge and skills of the individual learner, but also to generate new ways of thinking, new solutions to development challenges and real societal change.
This leap from individual learning to societal change is not something that happens by itself.
At Danida Fellowship Centre we focus on usability and applicability, on learning by seeing, discussing, doing and applying. We focus on action planning, requiring participants to translate their knowledge into solutions to specific challenges. And we focus on investing in our participants and their organizations both before and after our courses, based on the 40-20-40 principle, where the focus of a learning process – or programme – should be just as much or more on the conditions before and after a course as on the course itself in order to create those skills, knowledge, mindset – and actions – that will facilitate actual changes in performance and development results.
Together with our partners and for each new course, we will explore the best way to ensure that fellows return home with relevant skills and knowledge – and not least motivation – to contribute to change.