Netherlands Chapter

IDENTITY The SID Netherlands Chapter was officially created in 1989.SID NL is an independent platform organization, which contributes to a sustainable and peaceful world through stimulating, renewing and broadening the international cooperation debate in the Netherlands, and subsequently influencing the policy discussion.

MISSION The philosophy of SID NL is that development and social change can only occur if multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder and multi-track approach is applied. SID NL is one of a few organisations in the Netherlands which applies this approach by creating strategic partnerships with other relevant initiatives and organisations.


Annual lecture series: this is the core activity of the SID NL chapter, addressing every year different themes of international development - selected amongst the most topical in the Dutch and European debate - in order to stimulate and facilitate the renewal of development policy and the translation of the academic debate into the political agenda.The current lecture series 2012-2013 is divided into two parts. Part I reflects on the lessons learned from more than 50 years of official development assistance (ODA). In a rapidly changing world of international cooperation, the development architecture is more multi-coloured and complex than ever before.
In part II, starting in 2013, the focus shifts towards the role of the private sector in sustainable development and growth, moving from corporate social responsibility, the human dimension of private investments to the leverage businesses have in the countries they operate.
For more information on the current lecture series please click here. (For more information on previous series, please explore the Documentation). For short videos with keynote speakers summarizing their lectures, click here.

Other activities: Aside from these lecture series SID NL organizes several other lectures and discussions in cooperation with, among others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNDP, ISS, PSO, Partos, the Humanity House.

Past Activities: All information, reports, presentations of the lectures and discussions organized by SID NL in the past can be found in SID Readings.

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Membership: If you want to become member of SID Netherlands Chapter, please visit the Chapter's membership webpage

Contact details:
Mr.Renè Grotenhuis, President
Ms.Afke de Groot, Coordinator
Address: Zeestraat 100,
2518 AD The Hague - The Netherlands


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