About The Spindle

The Spindle connects innovators among Dutch and global actors into an online and offline movement for inclusive, sustainable development.

Our story

The Spindle connects innovators among Dutch and global actors into an online and offline movement for inclusive, sustainable development.

It was initiated by Partos, the association of Dutch NGOs working in international development, in the conviction that there’s a huge innovation potential amongst the Dutch organizations and their southern partners.

With The Spindle we take up the challenge to translate the abundance of ideas into innovative approaches and solutions. The Spindle builds on the experiences of Partos with joint learning and innovation initiatives by its members, in most recent years taking place as part of the Partos Learning Platform.

The Spindle is financially made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The grant secures a 5-year programme during which we will prove our value in two ways: by connecting and empowering innovators in inclusive and sustainable development – and secondly by creating an ecosystem that thrives innovation. The Spindle supports ideation, facilitates innovation, showcases successes, monitors trends and builds and facilitates an online and offline community.

In light of the trends and existing challenges we decided in consultation with Partos member organisations – in the development of strategies and the implementation of programs – to focus on four themes: civic power, inclusion, new forms of cooperation and the innovative use of data.

Do you have a burning question, remark or just want to get in touch with The Spindle? Please contact us via info@thespindle.org and we’ll get back to you soon!

The Spindle | Partos
www.partos.nl
Ellermanstraat 18b
1114 AK Amsterdam-Duivendrecht
The Netherlands
+31 20 320 99 01
info@thespindle.org

Our partners

Our Inspiration Swarm

Who keeps The Spindle sharp, reflects on its work and brings their expertise on trends and innovation from elsewhere? That would be the job of our Inspiration Swarm! It consists of a diverse group of innovation-minded people that inspire both The Spindle Team and the fellow innovators. The Spindle proudly presents:

Africa J Bwamkuu

Alexander Medik

Anna Snel

Anna Vroegop

Anoek Nuyens

Babah Tarawally

Caroline Williams

Casper Koomen

Cees Hoogendijk

Diderik van Wingerden

Elien Rogaar

Jacintha Scheerder

Tatiana Glad

Clara Bosco

Bram Alkema

Bram Buscher

Kinsuk Mani Sinh

Maite Vermeulen

Marc Vloemans

Margreet van der Pijl

Melanie Rieback

Pieter Paul van Oerle

Rob van Hattum

Roek Lips

Scott Kennedy

Simone Veldema

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