On the 1st of December, we organized our SID NL Member Special at the ISS in the Hague. This biannual event offered a diverse programme, showcasting the diversity of topics that our members are working on. An afternoon of discussions and debates was closed with drinks in the bar. We would like to thank all our speakers and members for making this event a great success!


The SID NL Member Special is organised for SID NL members only. Do you want to join next time but you’re not a member yet? Don’t worry, you can join today!


15:30 – 16:00     Registration

16:00 – 16:20     Welcome to the SID NL Member Special: Connect, Consult and Cooperate
René Grotenhuis, President SID NL

16:30 – 17:15     ‘Going In-Depth’ in a comprehensive discussion on:

The Contribution of Businesses to Building Sustainable Peace
Nika Salvetti (UPEACE)

The MFS II Joint Evaluation of Lobbying and Advocacy: Key Lessons Learnt
Margit van Wessel and Bodille Arensman (Wageningen University and Research)

Frugal Innovation and the Case of Zambia
André Leliveld and Iva Pesa (African Studies Centre)

Connect with the Global Goals: Challenges and Opportunities for your Organisation
Gabi Spitz (Kaleidos Research)

You can choose the discussion you wish to attend at registration on the day itself. First come, first serve!

17:30 – 18:00     World Café
Reflect and contribute on researches and projects, pitched by researchers from several universities and representatives of ECDPM, II Cadastre and Oxfam Novib. The World Café works like a barometer for new ideas!

18:00 – 19:00     Connecting – with drinks!

The documentary Those Who Feel the Fire Burning by Morgan Knibbe was shown simultaneously. This story, told by a wandering ghost, shows the hopeless existence of refugees stuck at the edge of Europe. Missed this opportunity to see this documentary? You can also find it here.


Tuesday 1 December, 16:00 – 19:00 hours
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague
Free Admission