Beate Schindler-Kovats, director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) office in Nairobi, noted in her opening remarks that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the DAAD office in Nairobi.
She thanked DAAD alumni, partners from universities and ministries, as well as local and international organizations, for their continuous and long-standing commitment to DAAD and for their cooperation and support of DAAD’s regional and worldwide programs and projects.
For the nearly one hundred guests, including many alumni and university representatives from across the country and Tanzania, it was a great opportunity to exchange ideas, make new contacts, and network.
The DAAD supports academic exchange in both directions, has a large network of more than 10,000 registered alumni in the area, and pays for university partnerships and centers of excellence in East Africa.
It was a great way to start the new year, which is sure to be full of more exciting meetings and events related to academic relations between Germany and East Africa.