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Three new members of staff

From the left: Ea Elsbøl, Alumne Programme Manager, Eva Torp Åkesson, Administrative Officer and Sophie Bromand, Project Coordinator Assistant

Welcome to our new members of staff, Ea Elsbøl, Eva Torp Åkesson and Sophie Bromand.

Ea Elsbøl, Alumne Programme Manager
Ea Elsbøl starts on 9 August, as the Programme Manager of the Danida Alumni Network. Ea will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Danida Alumni Network, and will also be leading its strategic development in line with the DFC Strategy ”Knowledge in Action”.

Ea has 10 years of professional experience as a development practitioner. Ea has worked with various organisations such as ActionAid and the Confederation of Danish Industry, and has been posted to South Africa and Kenya. She brings expertise in the areas of networking, capacity development and learning within  areas such as youth, leadership, employment, SRHR and governance from various countries and contexts.

A warm welcome to Ea Elsbøl.

Eva Torp Åkesson, Administrative Officer
Eva Torp Åkesson joined the Research Administration team on 2 August. Together with Mette Johansen, Eva will be managing the day-to-day administration of application rounds, project reporting and the annual accounts, as well as providing general administrative support to the team.

Eva’s background is in HR and master data administration. She brings expertise within a broad range of administrative and coordinating activities, process development and quality assurance. In her most recent position, she was a project assistant in a recruitment company. Before that, Eva worked as an administrative assistant for the Danish railway company, DSB.

Also a warm welcome to Eva Torp Åkesson.

Sophie Bromand, Project Coordinator Assistant
Sophie Bromand has joined us for a six-month period from July to December 2021. She will assist our Capacity Development Team with Covid-19 related tasks, and coordinate our implementation of the Danish government mandated Covid-19 measures, for example travel restrictions and guidelines, testing and isolation measures.

Having completed her studies in Global Development, and having lived abroad for 7 years, Sophie brings a good knowledge of global structural dynamics and a deep understanding of cultural intersections.

As a student, Sophie was part of our junior staff team for close to three years. We are happy to have her back on a full time basis.


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