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Networking between Mexico and Germany

In 2016/2017, I had the opportunity to be part of the “International Climate Protection Fellowship” from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to spend a year in Germany working on a research project in the field of Monitoring, Report and Verification … Continue reading

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Make the best out of it

If my life appreciation in 2010 could be represented by a culinary dish, I would say I left my country as a tortilla. In 2012, when I returned to Mexico from Germany, my appreciation had become a mixture of rice, … Continue reading

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Humboldt and me

Yes, as mentioned in my previous post, I’m back in Germany! Last September, after a selection process of about six months in which around 240 young professionals from developing countries participated, I was chosen as one of the 20 fellows … Continue reading

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My experience at University of Flensburg

My mission: To let the world know that there is a small place at the northern edge of Germany that influences the way things are getting done all around the world. Before studying in Germany’s northernmost city, Flensburg, I worked … Continue reading

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My experience during the COP 21

If you’ve read my previous posts, you know that some years ago I became interested in the issue of climate change. I was very fortunate to then work in Nicaragua (I am now back in Germany for a research project … Continue reading

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Happy to help

According to the most recent survey, Nepal has a poverty level of 25.2%. The incidence of poverty in rural areas (27.2%) is almost double than that of urban areas (15.46%). According to government statistics, the agricultural sector contributes about 39% … Continue reading

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Development Cooperation and Liveable Cities

Development cooperation has always been, ideally, about partnerships between those who need help and those who can give help – whether in the form of financial aid, technical assistance or even linking networks. I’m thankful to have a chance to … Continue reading

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Buying souvenirs in Nepal and Switzerland

It has been almost one and a half years since I returned home to Nicaragua. My Master’s program in Germany and my current job have allowed me to meet many new people from different backgrounds, and to travel to new … Continue reading

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A Filipino with a German degree in the Philippines

The whole premise of studying abroad and getting an international graduate degree (in my case in Development Management) is to return home to apply the learning to the development of one’s home country – in my case the Philippines, or … Continue reading

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Development through education

Today I’d like to give you a more up-close and personal look at who I am and where I come from. I am proud to say I am from Nepal. I grew up with poverty in a very remote mountain … Continue reading

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