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Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen

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30.05.22 - What happens after the Afrikadag?

The Afrikadag is not solely a yearly returning event about Africa. Much effort is put in by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Foundation Max van der Stoel (FMS) after an Afrikadag to build upon the valuable conversations of the day..
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25.05.22 - Only one week: Afrikadag 2022!

In just one week time on Saturday May 28 the Afrikadag 2022 will take place! This day is all about African-European cooperation. With important Dutch names such as Jan Pronk, Bert Koenders, Kiza Magendane and Joris Thijssen (PvdA). Other Dutch politicians include Tom van der Lee (GroenLinks), Jan Klink (VVD), Sylvana Simons (Bij1), Marieke Koekkoek (Volt), Christine Theunissen (PvdD) and Alexander Hammelburg (D66)! There is a band Boule Mpanya and comedian Mo Hersi! And most important are perhaps our special African guests, such as the great politician and one of the first three female Kenyan governors Charity Kaluki Ngilu. Others are Faten Aggad (Senior Policy Advisor African Climate Foundation), Nondumiso Nsibande (Director ActionAid South-Africa) and Mariam Oyiza Aliyu (Nigerian women's rights activist).
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24.05.22 - WECF & WEP talk Feminist Forest Preservation

“They should be left standing,” urges John Baaki about the trees of the African tropical forest. A simple statement that captures the core of the complex puzzle that is forest preservation. Why is it so important to preserve the African forests and what role do Dutch policies have to play in protecting them? Preceding the Afrikadag workshop by Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), WECF Netherlands Director Christy Aikhorin sits down with longstanding partner John Baaki from Women Environmental Programme (WEP), to ask John all about WEP’s work on gender, climate change and forest preservation – and how they are all interconnected. 
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14.04.22 - The programme and ticket sale have gone LIVE!

The workshops at the 2022 Afrikadag are all explained on the programme page. Like every year there are many interesting ones! Check them out carefully before buying your ticket, because you will be putting together your own personal programme. In between the workshops you will be able to wander around the beautiful KIT and enjoy the inspirational market fair. There will be African themed books by bookstore Athenaeum, African art, food and much more. If you want to come with children, that is possible! They can enjoy themselves at the special children programme, whilst you visit your workshops. Do not forget to sign-up for the closing ceremony, after which of course there will be the opportunity to join for drinks! On behalf of the Afrikdag-team we are very much looking forward to welcoming all of you on Saturday 28 May at 10:00!
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24.03.22 - Program and ticket sale expected online mid-April!

At this moment we are still working on the final program for the 2022 edition of the Afrikadag. This year we have had very many requests from partners wanting to organize a workshop or take part with a stand at the (informative)market fair. Everyone seems to be looking forward immensely after two years in which the Afrikadag could not take place. The final decisions are being made currently! With words we cannot describe how much we are looking forward to sharing the program and welcoming you on Saturday 28 May at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. The program will be put online mid-April. From then it will also be possible to buy your ticket for only 10 euros this year. Keep an eye on our website and the FMS social media accounts for updates!
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02.03.22 - African voices need to be heard

The African continent is rich and diverse in culture, nature and natural resources. In addition, it has a fast growing young population. This combination means there lie endless possilities. Already in a previous article it was emphasized that young Africans cannot wait to be working on a bright future for their respective countries. It is essential that such voices are being heard! For many years we have been organising the Afrikadag, of which the main aim was to include such voices the Dutch civil discussion on European-African cooperation. 
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02.03.22 - Programme will be released in April

It takes a little longer for the Afrikadag 2022 programme to be published. However, behind the scenes much effort is being put into scheduling the many workshops for which amazing ideas have been proposed by our friends, partners and all other contacts. Everybody seems to be looking forward to the prospect of being able to get together for the first time since 2019. Like before the pandemic, the programme is going to be packed with workshops. There will be something there for everyone. We are also very much looking forward and cannot wait to share the programme once it is done. Keep an eye on our website and the FMS social media for updates!
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