Meeting at the Embassy of the Netherlands

On Thursday May 21 2014, Gede’s Managing Director (John Minto) and Performance Director: Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Management (Godwin Etim) met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, His Excellency, Mr John Groffen. The meeting marked the latest stage in the Foundation’s partnership with the Embassy as Gede delivered HIV-AIDS testing and counselling services to Embassy staff over 2006-2008. During the course of the meeting, it was agreed that Gede would deliver, to Embassy staff, a session of its ‘Managing Stress in the Workplace Programme’ while the Ambassador also expressed interest in working with Gede to mark Mental Health Day on October 10 2015. The meeting also reflected on the innovative ways in which the Government of the Netherlands is currently pioneering the use of ICT to prevent and ‘treat’ a range of mental health conditions – something which the Government has used to help address the mental health treatment gap. Watch this space for further news about the partnership between the Embassy and Gede