Hello, who are you?
I’m Zeferino de Oliveira José Konda, National Innovation Facilitator for the Planalto Seeds partnership. My connection with CDAIS began in May 2017, when I was invited to participate in a training course, with the objective of selecting some people to replace two National Innovation Facilitators that were about to leave the project to study abroad. I have a Business Management background. As a facilitator, I’m the link between all partners: I facilitate the connection between the small farmers and businessmen, banks, governmental institutions and so on, and I also help the actors to clarify doubts about CDAIS. I feel like I’m walking with the partnerships on the road to success, to achieve the goals that everyone wishes.
What has CDAIS changed for you?
One of the partnership members said “the CDAIS project is like a walking stick” and I feel the same way. I’ve already learnt a lot in the past eight months, like how to work in a team, how to create partnerships and the benefits of being part of a partnership.
The project revolutionized me like the fire, the wheel, writing, electricity and how computers revolutionized the world. It is an experience I never had and I feel grateful. I would like to thank CDAIS for giving me the opportunity of growing socially, mentally and professionally.