In December 2015, Wageningen University in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy organised an Alumni meeting for Wageningen Alumni at the Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa. During the meeting Louise O. Fresco, President of the Executive Board of Wageningen UR, announced the willingness of the Wageningen University to set-up an Alumni Chapter in Ethiopia. As many Wageningen alumni work and/or live in Ethiopia, the Wageningen University feels obliged to keep in touch with their alumni.
Summary and photos
On Saturday, March 19, Ethiopian alumni of Wageningen University organised their first activity in 2016: An Alumni Drink at Black Rose bar in Addis Ababa. 11 Alumni participated in the event. Even the amount of Alumni participated in the event is not that high as may expected, the event was a succes. In an informal way knowlegde was shared among each other and ideas were shared how the Alumni Chapter should look like.
The committee has plans to organise more activities in the near future; not only in Addis Ababa, but also in other regional cities. The committee will update you about the planned activities via email and our Facebook page: Wageningen University Graduates living in Ethiopia.
The Wageningen Alumni Committee in Ethiopia organizes an Alumni Drink on Saturday, March 19, at Black Rose bar (Bole Road, Boston Partners Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia); the Alumni drink will start at 19.30.
We will meet each other for an informal gathering where you can see your former fellow graduates. At the same time we can talk over the setting up of a Chapter, potential members and how and what kind of activities could be organized. This will help us much further starting up the new Chapter.
Besides, starting from the beginning, we would like to shape the Chapter well; in other words what do you expect from the Chapter regarding the goal and objectives it should fulfil, the activities it should organise for their members, how (via which communication channels) they should reach their members, etc.
We look forward meeting you on the 19th of March in Addis Ababa for the alumni drink.