Wednesday, August 29, 2007

EUWIIN Recognition Award for Christiane Mentrup

Christiane Mentrup, past WFOT 2nd Vice President received the European Union Women Inventors and Innovators Network (EUWIIN) Special Recognition Award in June 2007 in Berlin. She was recognised for her occupational therapy projects in Germany, Egypt and Mongolia.

The greatest achievement of Christiane Mentrup (photo right with EUWIIN Director Bola Olabisi) so far has been the role she played in supporting the development of the health profession of occupational therapy (OT) in her own country Germany, in her current host country Switzerland and in introducing it in countries in need like Egypt and Mongolia in order to promote occupational justice (equal access to activities to all) internationally.

The EUWIIN award winner can be called a citizen of the world because she has shown commitment to gain knowledge from countries which are further developed in her professional domain through her work in Canada and a close cooperation with an US academic. She volunteered this expertise in countries in need as well as through her lectures in places such as Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Latvia, Dubai and Japan. Her involvement in the World Federation of Occupational Therapists made it possible to set up professional networks throughout the world which are now beneficial for the education of OT students in Switzerland including the planning of an international OT master’s degree and OT research activities.

To read more detailed information about Christiane's leadership role in the Egypt Project along with Dutch OT Madeleine Corstens-Mignot, go to:

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