No matter which discipline or occupation, at work or in private life, networks are crucial. For us at the DAAD, connecting people to facilitate new networks and consolidate existing ones is one of our main tasks. In the last few months, we have been working towards this in different event formats.
At the workshop on navigating women’s careers in academia, we brought together over 90 female scientists and Higher Education managers to exchange knowledge and discuss the way forward towards gender equity.
Through the funding of alumni workshops, we are enabling DAAD alumni to foster their own national, regional and international networks. And they are making the best of this opportunity, as the last months’ surge in number of these events shows.
At this year’s Falling Walls Lab Ghana, brilliant young researchers and entrepreneurs again had the opportunity to connect with each other and potential new supporters, and one of them was selected to go to Berlin to connect with an even larger network of innovators from all over the world.
And last not but least, we at the DAAD Accra had the chance to refresh our own network with other DAAD representatives at the biannual regional meeting for Africa.
We all profit from good networks immensely, and get inspired and encouraged by taking time to truly (re)connect and exchange with fellows. Be a part of this and join one of our upcoming events.