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  • Stage show Kids of Amsterdam

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    The Kids of Amsterdam will take the stage of KIT’s Queen Máxima hall with a show on Saturday, April 20. The show, entitled ‘Growth’ addresses, in the words of the makers, ‘acceptance, growth and support’.  The theatre performance is a production of the Kids of Amsterdam led by artistic director Luciano Hiwat and Angelo Ormskerk. […]

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  • Dispatch from: The A3 Seed Project in Juba, South Sudan

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    By Lisa de Graaf KIT has been working on the A3-SEED, Accelerating Agriculture and Agribusiness, project in South Sudan with IFDC since 2021. Nicola Francesconi, Sandra Quintero, and I recently travelled to Juba as part of the project. Commercialising the South Sudanese Seed Sector Since South Sudan became a sovereign state in 2011, the country’s […]

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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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  • Charting the Course of the TB REACH Projects to End TB

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    Although Tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, in 2022 alone 1.3 million people died of the disease. The TB REACH initiative of the Stop TB Partnership is the only global mechanism that tests innovative approaches to TB case-finding and prevention services for the most vulnerable to this disease. KIT has been an independent monitoring and evaluation partner for the initiative since its inception in 2010. Over […]

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  • Brewing Equality: Empowering Agronomists to improve Gender Equality

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    Join us for a coffee break with Ana Victoria Portocarrero, senior gender advisor at KIT Royal Tropical Institute. Ana Victoria will give us an insight into a programme set up by  Nespresso and KIT that tackles gender inequality in coffee production. This program has been implemented in numerous countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. […]

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  • Sharing our expertise on the cocoa sector at Amsterdam Cocoa Week

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    KIT is delighted to partner with and co-sponsor Amsterdam Cocoa Week! We will kick off the week-long event by hosting an eye-opening session titled, ‘Unpacking the Relationship Between Income and Child Labour in Cocoa’. Over the years, KIT has been actively involved in testing and evaluating strategies to increase household income for farmers towards earning […]

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  • New Master of Public Health with focus on Health Equity

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    KIT Institute proudly presents the Master in Public Health and Health Equity (MPH-HE). This new Master programme organised by KIT and VU University Amsterdam is a mid-career Master of Science programme that will start in September 2024. It is a progressive merger of the Master of Public Health and Master in International Health and combines experience going […]

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  • Study for impact in 2024!

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    Join us at KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam in 2024!  We offer a diverse range of Masters and short courses in public and global health. Our comprehensive curriculum covers topics, from health systems strengthening to gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, and epidemiology.  New Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity […]

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  • KIT materialises the newly established partnership with AKADEMIYA2063

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    AKADEMIYA2063, AGRA and KIT Royal Tropical Institute launched their first joint training course on Impact Evaluation in Kigali in December 2023. This 5-day course involved staff from the three organizations and members of the African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium. “This was not a conventional training course on impact evaluation, but rather a […]

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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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  • 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 change and global health

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    Climate change has a negative impact on global health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). That’s what KIT experts Irene de Vries, Anke van der Kwaak and Eelco Jacobs say in Planetary Health, a special edition of the magazine ViceVersa. Climate change and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights “Climate change harms almost all […]

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  • Debating the Dutch Government’s new strategy for Africa

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    By Nicola Francesconi KIT recently co-hosted the debate ‘Redefining Relations’ on the Dutch Government’s newly launched Africa Strategy. The debate centred around the question: What does an equal partnership between African and Dutch institutions look like? Following up on the discussion, Dr. Nicola Francesconi, a senior economist at KIT, shares his thoughts on the key […]

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  • KIT Live to be home base for Orange Theatre Company 

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    Word is out: the former Tropentheater of KIT returns to the city of Amsterdam as ‘KIT Live’, with the Orange Theater Company (OTC) as one of the regular players! Great interview in Het Parool with Sairah Erens and Elyse O’Shaughnessey of the Orange Theatre Company, an English language company that will soon have its own […]

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  • Projectwork: Team Amberscript

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    Hello fellow Trainees! We are Annabel, Clara, Kyllian, and Michela, and we are Team Amberscript. First of all, congrats to everyone; we have already reached the second half of our SDG Traineeship! We hope good luck to all teams. Amberscript is a Dutch company located in Amsterdam that provides top-notch subtitling and captioning for audio […]

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  • KIT shines bright at ECTMIH, the European Conference on Global Health (ECTMIH2023), in Utrecht

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    We’ve been witnessing an unprecedented scale of wildfires, floods, hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts in the last few years. The need for urgent and concrete measures against further climate change and the degradation of our environment has never been felt so strongly. It is abundantly clear that our health is inextricably linked with that of […]

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  • Redefining Relations Debate

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    What does a more equal partnership between African Partners and the Netherlands look like? On 23 November KIT is hosting a debate on the Dutch Africa Strategy, organised by Vice Versa Global and co-hosted by Amref University in Nairobi. The Dutch Africa Strategy Given the significant shifts in global geopolitical relations, it has become essential […]

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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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  • Why we’re joining the ECTMIH Academy

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    The very first ECTMIH Academy will take place on Sunday, 19 November 2023, in Utrecht, a day before the European Conference on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH 2023). The ECTMIH Academy is open to all delegates and to people who are not attending the conference!  The day of pre-conference workshops will start at 0900, […]

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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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  • The 14th World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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    KIT and Share-Net Netherlands at #FIGO2023 The FIGO World Congress is the leading and largest global event in gynaecology and obstetrics. This October, from the 9th to the 12th, three of our colleagues will join more than 8,000 delegates who will gather at the Paris Convention Centre to learn, share, build alliances, and shape the […]

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  • The Dutch Government launches a new ‘Global Health Hub’ to address growing challenges in global healthcare

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    The Dutch Ministries of Health Welfare and Sport, and Foreign Affairs launched the Global Health hub in The Hague last week. The Hub is a part of the Dutch Government’s global health strategy. It unites knowledge institutes, academics, NGOs, top sectors, young people, innovators, and think tanks actively working towards equal access to healthcare. Uniting […]

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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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  • Opening KIT Live: new location for Kids van Amsterdam

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    This Friday, the Kids of Amsterdam (KVA) will move into two brand new dance and music studios that KIT has set up for them. The studios are part of KIT Live: a center for local initiatives and events that contribute to inclusion and sustainability, on the site of the former Tropentheater on Linnaeusstraat. In addition […]

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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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  • A New Chapter Begins: KIT Welcomes Class of 2023-2024

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    We are thrilled to commence the new academic year at KIT Royal Tropical Institute! Last Friday, we proudly welcomed 84 talented and dedicated students from over 20 countries, including 9 with a scholarship from the KIT Fund, to our renowned Master’s in Public Health and Master’s in International Health programmes. Fadzai from Zimbabwe, who has […]

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  • Putting SRHR first in the Sahel

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    The RESPECT SDSR des jeunes (Research, Education on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Advocacy for Equality) project, that developed training courses for medical students and health professionals about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Sahel, has come to a close. Our Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) team, in alliance with long-term partner DERSP of […]

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  • Donner la priorité à la SDSR au Sahel 

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    Le projet RESPECT SDSR des jeunes (Recherche, Éducation sur la Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive et Droits et Plaidoyer pour l’Égalité), qui a développé des cours de formation pour les étudiants en médecine et les professionnels de la santé sur la Santé, Droits Sexuels et Reproductifs (SDSR) au Sahel, a pris fin. Notre équipe de SDSR […]

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  • Master’s Degree Graduation at KIT: Students eager to contribute to global health

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    On Friday 1st September 2023 a diverse group of Master’s students from 30 countries received their degree during a graduation ceremony in the Queen Maxima Hall at KIT Royal Tropical Institute.  The joint graduation ceremony of the Master in International Health and Master of Public Health was attended by friends and family of the graduating […]

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