The Danida Fellowship Centre’s new Project Coordinator, Anissa Bedoui, started on 1 December 2017.
Anissa has previously worked with Save the Children Denmark’s MENA programme and the Geological Research Institute, GEUS, where she worked as EU-project advisor from 2014-2017.
Anissa Bedoui’s responsibilities at the Danida Fellowship Centre include contact with Danish embassies, acceptance letters, and travel arrangements, contact with the Danish Immigration Service and places of study and the administration of research fellowships.
Cecilie Holdt Rude
Our new Capacity Development Advisor, Cecilie Holdt Rude, joined us on 15 February.
Cecilie Holdt Rude holds a Master in Educational Studies and Cultural Encounters from Roskilde University in Denmark. She has worked with educational planning and capacity development for UNESCO and the OECD Development Centre in Paris. Her latest job was in Denmark where she coordinated the Salvation Army’s national social programmes.
Cecilie Holdt Rude has joined the team that manages the DFC Scholarship Programme. Her tasks include:
• the identification and analysis of capacity needs in strategic sector cooperation projects
• the development and planning of education programmes in cooperation with Danish educational institutions;
• advising and supporting Danish embassies in relation to capacity development initiatives
• contract administration, project management and the quality assurance of education and capacity development programmes
• the development and implementation of joint projects across DFC’s areas of activity.
Shirley Pollak was educated in the UK and holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies in the Humanities.
She has extensive professional experience in higher education and research capacity building in Europe, Africa and Asia from her previous positions as Senior Advisor at Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen. Before joining DFC, she worked with resource mobilisation and organisational development in the non-governmental sector.
Shirley’s main responsibilities include:
• the administration of research collaboration projects and research capacity building
• administrative support to the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research.