An online event series for the entire DAAD Alumni Network in South Asia
November 8 – 19

The DAAD Regional Office New Delhi successfully concluded the multi-day event-series DAAD South Asia Alumni Days from the 8th to the 19th of November. The event was packed with a diverse range of activities offered especially to the vast network of alumni in the region.

Connecting South Asia and Germany in science and research, the Alumni Days sought to bring together and strengthen the regional networks of alumni from the region – India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Celebrating this valued network of ambassadors, several individual events took place that highlighted diverse aspects of DAAD alumni activity.

Role of Alumni in Science Diplomacy

Science, technology, and international affairs came together in a panel discussion that addressed the increasingly important connect to build sustainable partnerships through Science Diplomacy and the role of alumni in the same. Ambassador of Germany to Nepal, Mr. Thomas Prinz, head of economic affairs at the Germany embassy New Delhi, Dr. Steffen Koch, Science Advisor at the German Consulate Bangalore Dr. Manjula Mundakana, and DAAD Young Ambassador Bangladesh Muzaddid Haider joined in for this interesting discussion.

Exchange and Experience Sharing

DAAD-Scholarship holders participated in an exchange and experience-sharing session conducted by alumni Megha Sud and Dr. Ranjan Kumar Ghosh. They connected with a larger network of alumni, shared experiences around academic and scientific careers in research and learned about DAAD offers available to them as alumni.

Alumni for SDG Web Talk

Alumni for SDG web talk series concluded with the third and final panel of the year with a focus on SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. In a way to give back to society, the talks revolved around the research of the alumni network in the field of this SDG, highlighting Cities and Power Grids.
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Workshop Science Communication

The highlight of the Alumni Days was the workshop series on Science Communication. Arguable one of the most important subjects in a world reeling with several global crises, science communication helps with facilitating science through storytelling. Together with data and facts, experience, and stories as powerful tools to make complex scientific facts understandable. The regional alumni groups that participated in the workshop gained practical knowledge in effectively communicating their work to a larger audience.

The Alumni Days brought the network closer together, helped with information- and experience-sharing and helped develop useful skills by using this as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange for the benefit of science and research.
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What connects India and Germany in science and research? One of the important links is the strong network of alumni spread across the globe of which you are a part! To celebrate this network and you as valued ambassadors, the DAAD Regional Office New Delhi is organising the DAAD South Asia Alumni Days 2021. This event series will take place from the 8th to the 19th of November 2021.

You can attend several individual events scheduled that will highlight various aspects of the DAAD alumni activity, focussing on strengthening your regional networks in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Through the DAAD South Asia Alumni Days you can …

  •  Strengthen the exchange of alumni groups in your region;
  • Intensify networking by focussing on various multidisciplinary topics relevant to you;
  • Use this as a platform for exploring cross-departmental cooperation for the benefit of your research.

All DAAD Alumni from South Asia are invited! Membership on the Alumniportal Deutschland is required to participate. Please visit the following page for more information on the programme, dates, and registration.

Join us and be a part of this diverse and exciting event.

Programme

November 8
– Role of Alumni in Science Diplomacy

November 9
– Exchange & Experience Sharing for Current Scholarship Holders

November 10 & 11
– Alumni for SDG: Web Talk Series (SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities)

November 15 to 19
– Workshop on Science Communication