News articles and updates on NIMD’s activities and developments.
Ralph Sprenkels, NIMD’s programme manager for Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia, was interviewed by Belgian newspaper De Morgen. The article is about violent gangs in Central-America and the migration of the youth to the USA, in the hope for a non-violent life. You can read the full article (in Dutch) here.
Conclusions and recommendations roundtable 8 May, 2014: Challenges and opportunities for future Dutch-Latin American relations
On 8 May 2014 NIMD and the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) jointly organized a symposium on the evaluation report of the Inspectie Ontwikkelingssamenwerking en Beleidsevaluatie (IOB). The IOB is the evaluation bureau of The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs which evaluates the implementation and impact of the development cooperation policy of The Netherlands.
On 7 May 2014 NIMD hosted a group of around 20 students from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). The ISS is an international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science and is part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
NIMD and its partner Centre des Etudes Méditerranéennes et Internationales (CEMI), also supported by Demo Finland and the Bulgarian School of Politics, have embarked on a new initiative in Tunisia: the ‘Couscous Politique’ meetings. These are a series of informal dinners for politicians, with the purpose of discussing current political topics. The first Couscous Politique meeting took place on 7 May 2014.