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Naga lad appointed ambassador for DAAD Germany

By EMN Updated: Sep 25, 2019 12:44 am

Dimapur, Sep. 24 (EMN): The German Academic Exchange Services or ‘(Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst’ (DAAD) has appointed a Naga, Dr. Rhondemo Kikon, as one of their young ambassadors.

Kikon comes from Nagaland, India. By background, he is a medical doctor and a health development consultant. He completed his Master of Science in International Health from the Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany, the updates stated.

According to a press release that was received here, Kikon has previously worked with the World Health Organisation’s regional office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark. He returned to India in 2018 and founded the Community Health Initiative, a non-governmental organisation based in Nagaland.

The vision of Community Health Initiative is to create sustainable and healthier communities. The main focus areas of the Community Health Initiative are strengthening primary health care, water sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, and livelihood, the press release explained.

As a DAAD Young Ambassador, Kikon aims to spread information on the study, and research opportunities in Germany, especially in the Northeast region of India, the updates stated.

“He plans to do so by organising information sessions, webinars, and use social media to reach out to prospective students and researchers who are keen to take their next steps to Germany.”

The DAAD is stated to be the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since its inception in 1925, around two million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding, the updates stated.

“DAAD awards competitive and merit-based grants for use towards study and research in any of the accredited German institutions of higher education,” the press release stated.

“DAAD goes far beyond merely awarding scholarship and grants. DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes the German language and German studies abroad.”

It assists developing countries in building efficient universities and advises decision-makers on matters of cultural, education, and development policy, the press release stated.

By EMN Updated: Sep 25, 2019 12:44:56 am