Partos Innovation Festival 2018

On October 11th we celebrate innovative development cooperation - Join us!

agenda October 1, 2018

On October 11th, Partos organises, in collaboration with The Spindle as their innovation platform, the Partos Innovation Festival! For the fifth time already, we celebrate innovative development cooperation. We share the successes, put progressive thinkers and go-getters into the spotlights and facilitate sharp-minded conversations. The theme of the festival is ‘A Future We Want’. Together we will explore innovative and transformative ways to become future-fit, so we can continue creating a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable world.

The Line-up
We are proud to announce that Marina Diboma, Deputy Managing Director of NABC, will be the moderator of the festival. In the morning we start off with inspiring talks from our key-note speakers. Mark Kamau will take you on a road of African designed solutions and new ways of connecting people all over the world. Who said Africa cannot connect the world? Tulika Srivastava speaks about the process of change in the face of backlash and shrinking democratic spaces for women and vulnerable communities. And Julián Rodríguez highlights the importance of young people in driving change to create a sustainable world, based on his own journey with “Youth for SDGs”, a UN Volunteers initiative.

Join energetic and interactive sessions 
Get ready for an uplifting day with more speakers and energetic sessions. We make sure that you’ll learn by doing, get the chance to network and to obtain new skills and insights. Join sessions such as Strategising for Digitalisation & Connectivity in which technological implications for development organisations will be discussed. Participate in the session The future of migration and experience a galvanized dialogue with multiple new perspectives on this phenomenon. Or get inspired during Joining Forces, Shifting Power and learn about the need for partnerships based on equality, shared ownership and non-discrimination in order to achieve an inclusive and sustainable change.

The Awards
Each year The Spindle takes up the challenge to put innovations from all over the world into the limelight at the Partos Innovation Festival. As the innovation platform of Partos, the Spindle promotes initiatives that are focused on creating a fairer, more inclusive, sustainable world. This year four awards will be honoured: Best Innovation for DevelopmentBest Humanitarian InnovationThe Nothing about Us Without Us AwardBest Idea for Development.

The best participants of each category will present their initiative during the Partos Innovation Festival 2018 – and run for prize money, coaching and the undivided attention of the Dutch NGO-sector, potential investors and donors.

Has your curiosity been piqued? We’ve got so much more to give! Don’t miss out and join us!


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