Meeting Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind (The Spindle)

Datum: 14 February 2019

In 2015, 193 countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. In order to ‘leave no one behind’ it is important that we achieve each goal in 2030. In practice, this means: taking explicit action to end extreme poverty, hold back inequalities and fast-track progress for the furthest behind. For The Spindle, powered by Partos, reason to establish the Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind.

The Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind consists of organizations and actors in the field of development cooperation. They develop, share and promote knowledge, innovative solutions and policies that contribute to ending poverty and exclusion. The Platform (+/- 50 members) meets regularly to discuss several issues related to the topic Leave No One Behind. Meetings are open to everyone interested in this topic.

Agenda February 14th

  • "Dynamics of exclusion in the WASH sector" - Sara Ahrari, senior programme officer WASH at Simavi, presents the results of Simavi's baseline and GESI study in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Uganda.
  • Loes Oudenhuijsen, educational and research staff member of Leiden University and event coordinator at Voice4Thought, will give a presentation on her thesis: “You Have To Know How To Play, Otherwise, They Will Catch You” – Young Women and the Navigation of Same-Sex Intimacies in Contemporary Urban Senegal. After, a Q&A will follow.
  • The INCLUDE knowledge platform aims to bring together researchers from African countries and the Netherlands. These researchers work with the private sector, NGOs and Governments in order to exchange knowledge and ideas on how to achieve better research-policy linkage on inclusive development in Africa. Recently, ViceVersa made a special about these studies on inclusion. Frank van Kesteren, knowledge manager at INCLUDE, will tell more about this special.
  • Nelleke van de Vleuten provides the platform with new steps taken considering The Guide on Inclusion Business Partnerships. This guide is in progress and aimed at facilitating NGOs in starting a collaboration with businesses. Answering the ‘why’ and ‘how’ question as well as what are the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them? This guide is developed by Endeva, specialists in inclusive businesses, and supported by the Spindle.

This meeting, the platform is invited by Simavi (Naritaweg 135, 1043 BS Amsterdam) to start the new programme for 2019. Feel welcome to join! If you plan to participate, please click here to fill in the form. This is also the place to find the most updated information for this meeting.


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