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INDIAN TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION (ITEC) PROGRAMME




Hello Pura Vida! My name is David Damazzio Fernandez, I am Costa Rican and from a very young age I was passionate about aviation, hence when it was time to decide on my future vocation I chose to become a commercial airline pilot, cabin crew passenger and air transport manager. I currently work as a Police Aviator Pilot for the Ministry of Public Security, specifically for the Air Surveillance Service, which is like our Air Force but demilitarized by virtue of the Costa Rican tradition that is civil, pacifist, and it is precisely because of this work in the public sector that I have faced realities that, although they do not have a direct implication in the functions entrusted to me, certainly concern me as a citizen of the world and in which I would like to contribute. This is how I got the scholarship "Energy Efficiency Practitioner's Course in Industrial Utilities" sponsored by the Government of India through the very honorable Embassy of that country in Panama concurrent for my country and taught by the National Productivity Council (NPC) and the Dr. Ambedkar Institute on Productivity. The curriculum was certainly extensive and very useful to learn and understand global trends towards a new era where energy efficiency will set the standard, on which our subsistence as a species depends and that are economically sustainable. Today, thanks to this study opportunity, I feel responsible for contributing my new knowledge to an industry that, although it is medium-dated, innovates every day. 119 years ago the aircraft were made of wood, fabric and feathers; today they transport 4.1 billion people around the world and contribute 2.7 trillion dollars to the global GDP and the industry contributes between 2 and 3 percent of the total polluting emissions. There is certainly much to be done but energy efficiency is currently the highest priority in the industry. Now I feel ready to undertake from a new professional edge and it was thanks to the Government of India, its diplomatic and technical authorities in an effort of international cooperation that deserves my gratitude and genuine respect.

DAVID DAMAZZIO FERNANDEZ FROM COSTA RICA
DEGIGNATION : POLICE AVIATOR PILOT IN AIR SURVEILLANCE SERVICE
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