Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Debates about the new Dutch development cooperation policy

This autumn there are a number of meetings organised by MDF Training & Consultancy, the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and Vice Versa to contribute to the discussions for the formulation of new policies for Dutch development policy from 2010 onwards. It is a continuation of the conference 'Understanding Development Better' of last August and related to the DPRN process on the future architecture of the Dutch development cooperation.

On Thursday 1 and Friday, 2 October, 2009, a public meeting, the Kick-off conference will be held in Hotel de Bosrand, Ede. On the agenda of this public meeting are discussions with experts from science, policy and practice. We will talk about what policy is actually or what should it be; on sources, foundations and axioms in the current policy, the implications of the shift from Development Cooperation to a much wider agenda and the applicability of policies in a rapidly changing complex world.

Language of the meeting is Dutch.

Costs for the two-day conference is € 200 and € 280 (incl. 1 night). More information and registration? From 29 July onwards, the website will be on air.

Check also the Euforic newsfeeds on MDF and on Dutch development cooperation