IOM The Hague hosted its first CD4D pre-departure training on July 13th 2017. Four enthusiastic participants who will soon leave to Ethiopia and Sierra Leone took part. This training was developed in coordination with Voluntary Service Overseas (VS0 NL).
Medical Committee Afghanistan Netherlands (MCAN) seeks to contribute to the improvement of easily accessible and quality healthcare services in Afghanistan. To achieve this, MCAN aims to engage Afghan and Dutch health professionals residing in the Netherlands to share their knowledge, skills and experience with the medical staff and students of Kabul Medical University.
Hakeem Gibril, a Sierra Leone diaspora member on a CD4D assignment contributed to bridging the gap between academia and the labour market in the field of biotechnology. Not only was his work valued but he was also greeted with a warm welcome and sometimes overwhelmed by the friendliness of his colleagues.
Walia, a traditional Ethiopian restaurant in Breda was to host a networking event for Ethiopian diaspora in coordination with IOM and Ms. Debritu Mogesse on July 1st. Ms. Mogesse is a former TRQN participant (CD4D’s predecessing project). Representing brands such as Moyee Coffee and Habesha beer, she is a well connected Ethiopian businesswoman.
Many diaspora members that engage in CD4D assignments are also engaged in other projects. For example, Mr. Hakeem Gibril, a Sierra Leonean participant also works as a volunteer healthcare consultant at the Centre for Collective Learning and Action (CCoLA) in Leiden.