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  • Paving the way to stop child labour in global supply chains: unlocking the evidence for action

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    Child labour threatens the well-being and development of an estimated 160 million children worldwide. Despite increasing efforts to address the problem, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) reports that the number of children in child labour increased between 2016 and 2020. Most of them are involved in agriculture including the production of global commodities such as […]

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  • KIT launches new brands

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    KIT Institute, KIT Live, KIT Events: these are some of the new brand names we are proud to present.  The brands form a family with the parent brand being simply KIT. The new brands match the expansion of our activities. KIT has changed considerably in recent years. We are no longer predominantly a knowledge institute […]

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  • Appointment new Chair Supervisory Board

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    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tanja Nagel as the new Chair of KIT’s Supervisory Board Tanja Nagel brings extensive experience as a director with a long career in the financial sector. After completing her law studies at Utrecht University, she started her career at Amro Bank in 1985, followed by a long […]

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  • KIT experts: Climate change detrimental to sexual and reproductive health

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    Climate change is negatively affecting people’s sexual and reproductive health. So say experts at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). They are confirmed in this by WHO (World Health Organisation), which is addressing the public health implications of climate change at the climate summit COP28 in Dubai. Climate change and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights “Climate […]

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  • Climate march

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    Join the march for climate and justice in Amsterdam this Sunday. You are welcome to join KIT health advisers who are marching with the SDG 3 Alliance and other health professionals walk with colleagues from other Partos member organisations, or check in with the campaigners of Issue Killers. 

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  • Gaza – Israel Crisis 

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    In the face of the horrific escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel, our hearts go out to everyone affected by the ongoing crisis.   KIT does not condone any kind of violence.   As an organization which stands up for human dignity, we stand in solidarity with all of our partners working in the region.  We […]

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  • Peter Gildemacher leaving KIT

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    After 15 years at KIT, starting as Advisor Sustainable Economic Development in 2008, and the last 4 years as Head of the Knowledge Unit, Peter Gildemacher is leaving. He will embark on a new adventure and lead the Sepia Foundation (working title; www.sepiapotato.nl) in its ambition to improve potato production by making true seed varieties available […]

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  • Mayada El-Zoghbi appointed as Managing Director KIT Knowledge Unit

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    We are very pleased to announce that Mayada El-Zoghbi will be joining KIT as Managing Director of the KIT Knowledge Unit.  Mayada El-Zoghbi is an economic development expert with over 20 years of leadership experience focusing on inclusion and market systems development. She has published extensively on inclusive finance and a myriad of other topics in economic development […]

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  • KIT nominated for the “Heritage sustainability award”

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    Our building, the largest national monument in Amsterdam, has been nominated for the Heritage Sustainability Award 2023! We have been working on making the monumental building more sustainable since 2015. In March of this year we got rid of the gas boilers. From now on, our building will be heated using underground heat and cold […]

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  • Working Towards Responsible Hospitality

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    At KIT hospitality, sustainability lies at the heart of our mission and is the guiding principle in all our work. Every year we strive to become more sustainable, and we are always looking for new ways to improve. As our work is guided by the SDGs, we know that sustainability is not only about taking […]

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  • A Hearty Welcome: Three New Appointments at KIT!

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    We’re delighted to announce three new leadership appointments at KIT. Louis van den Berghe, the former CFO, has been appointed in the newly established role of Campus Director; Alexandra van Lokhorst, former Team Leader Finance & Control will be our new Director Finance & Operation  and finally, we’d like to warmly welcome Gina Pattisson to […]

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  • KIT builds one of the largest blue-green roofs of Amsterdam

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    KIT Royal Tropical Institute has built one of the largest blue-green roofs in Amsterdam on her terrain, with help from a subsidy of the municipality of Amsterdam. Because this roof is at ground-level of our terrain it is the most easily accessible blue-green roofs in the city, which makes it easier to show how a […]

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