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Internship opportunity (September – December 2016)

Location: Utrecht Period: September – December 2016 Contact person: Pol de Greve The Internship Are you a precise, proactive and ambitious graduate or student in the last stage of their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree? Are you fluent in English (and preferably another language)? Get in touch! We could offer you an interesting learning experience and [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:57:44+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Internship opportunity (September – December 2016)

Practices and lessons regarding effective lobby and advocacy (2016)

In the period 2011 – 2015, ActionAid participated actively in the Fair, Green and Global (FGG) Alliance, a Netherlands based coalition with the objective to contribute to poverty reduction and socially just and environmentally sustainable development by enhancing the capacity of civil societies in the South. At the end of this programme (in October 2015) [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:57:44+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Practices and lessons regarding effective lobby and advocacy (2016)

Sociale bedrijven: Minister Ploumens blinde vlek (in Vice Versa, Spring 2016)

Fons van der Velden and Pol De Greve have written an essay on the nature and role of the social business model in international development. In the article, the authors argue that by ignoring the relevance of social businesses in advancing socially just and inclusive development, Ms Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:57:44+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sociale bedrijven: Minister Ploumens blinde vlek (in Vice Versa, Spring 2016)

Governance in complex multi-stakeholder settings: The case of UAFC

Karine Godthelp and Fons van der Velden draw lessons from five years of collaboration by the Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) alliance within the MFS-II subsidy framework of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Universal Access to Female Condoms programme is an interesting case whereby the collaboration took place in a unique and insightful manner. The paper [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:57:44+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Governance in complex multi-stakeholder settings: The case of UAFC

MO* paper about social business

Fons van der Velden and Pol De Greve have published a succinct (19 page) primer in Dutch. In this publication the issue is raised whether a social business development approach to change processes constitutes an alternative for ‘traditional’ forms of development cooperation. Attention is paid to the apparent impasse in today’s development theory and practice. [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:57:44+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MO* paper about social business

LEAP+ Leadership Enhancement Action Programme comes to a successful end in 2015

In 2015, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation launched LEAP+, a leadership development and support programme for leaders of social businesses. This programme has now come to a successful completion. The programme was designed to strengthen the participants’ inherent competencies so that they can operate as social entrepreneurs providing professional support towards alleviating poverty, in their local environment, in a financially [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:57:44+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LEAP+ Leadership Enhancement Action Programme comes to a successful end in 2015

Moving forward with civic driven change and social business

SOS Children’s Villages has been experimenting with Civic Driven Change (CDC) and Social Business (SB) within their community participation activities under the scope of the MFS II grant of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2009. These two novel approaches to pro-poor change processes are rooted in sustainability and community participation. In December 2015, a learning guide was developed [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:57:44+00:00 December 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Moving forward with civic driven change and social business

How steady are stakeholder commitments to female condoms?

Female condoms: perhaps not the first topic for small talk you may think of. That being said, they are at the centre of attention for a significant number of advocates, NGOs, UN agencies and other development stakeholders. Since 2009, Oxfam Novib, Rutgers, i+ solutions and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been implementing the [...]

By | 2016-01-15T13:03:39+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How steady are stakeholder commitments to female condoms?

Can we improve the ecosystem of support to social enterprises? Lets challenge the status quo!

When looking at the social entrepreneurship movement, one may speak of a growing ecosystem of stakeholders that play a vital role in nurturing and developing the sector. Many of these stakeholders have entered the ecosystem in a supportive context; to help social enterprises scale their business models and improve their social and commercial performance. These [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:57:44+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Social business|Comments Off on Can we improve the ecosystem of support to social enterprises? Lets challenge the status quo!

ActionAid Learning workshop – Strengthening lobby and advocacy capacities

ActionAid Netherlands is a member of the ActionAid federation, with forty-three offices in the global North and South, which aim to combat poverty and injustice. ActionAid Netherlands is a member of the Dutch Fair, green and global alliance (FGG), a program funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Context acted as the lead consultant [...]

By | 2015-10-13T11:27:00+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ActionAid Learning workshop – Strengthening lobby and advocacy capacities