Afrikadag 2018

The Spindle is event partner of the Afrikadag this year!

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On Saturday April 14 the Afrikadag (Africa Day) takes place at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.

With around 1500 visitors, speakers and volunteers, this is the largest event on Africa and international development cooperation in The Netherlands. This year, the Afrikadag will be about change and the power of activism and civil society. The Spindle (powered by Partos) is event partner of the Afrikadag and will organise a workshop called ‘The Future We Want’.

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About the Afrikadag 2018:
On Saturday 14 April, the annual Afrikadag will take place: the event on Africa and international cooperation, organised by FEPS and FMS at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. This year, it will be all about new activism. Because despite traditional politics being quite closed, activists know how the enforce change. Who can speak more from the heart about this than activists themselves? With Moses Isooba from the pan-African movement Africans Rising, and the only 27-year-old Tikhala Itaye from Malawi, the day will start joyfully. New editor in chief of OneWorld, Seada Nourhussen, will interview the two activists to hear all about their experiences.

But there is more. Ethiopian author Leenco Lata will give an impressive speech about the concept of “failed states”, Jan Pronk will speak about his newest book, and Lillianne Ploumen will look back at her years as minister. Of course there will be attention for arts and culture. The day will end with already the sixth edition of “Africa at Night” at Desmet Studio’s! Don’t wait and order your tickets now at!

On the programme…
Besides the different activists from Africa, many other topics will be highlighted during the day. There will be several workshops on migration, the authors of the book Zwart will be there and you can get some tips for your lobby. The role of new technologies, the importance of the diaspora, and ‘women empowerment’ will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the Albert Schweitzer Award 2018 will be awarded to the best idea on how to improve healthcare in Africa. You can find the complete programme on

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The Afrikadag 2018 is organised by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Foundation Max van der Stoel (FMS). The day is sponsored by Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), FMO, Cordaid, Partos, ICCO, and media partner OneWorld.

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