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  • A high price to pay for a living income?

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    Why direct transfers are a better strategy for value redistribution in the cocoa sector. by Rob Kuijpers, Ruerd Ruben, and Rik Habraken. Increasing cocoa prices above market equilibrium is an expensive way to achieve living incomes for farm households. Besides excessive monetary costs, higher prices may have unintended adverse effects, such as on child labour […]

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  • Setting the stage: facilitating evidence-informed advocacy to end child marriage in Zambia

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    “At KIT we see participatory research that directly feeds into evidence-informed lobby and advocacy as a win-win. It allows researchers and advocates to jointly broaden our perspectives and helps lobby and advocacy to focus on actions with the biggest potential for change.” (Pam Baatsen, Senior SRHR advisor at KIT) In our role as knowledge partner […]

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  • Operations Manager

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    KIT has a vacancy for Operations Manager (36-40 hrs a week) in the Knowledge Institute. The Knowledge Institute (KI) has three primary impact areas: global health, economic development and gender equality. Within these three impact areas, there are individual teams that work on specific topics. Under global health, there are three teams including sexual and […]

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  • New Campus Director

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    We are very pleased to announce that Michiel Leijenaar has joined KIT’s management team as Campus Director.  Michiel has worked within the wider cultural sector since 1999. He is in his element where culture, entrepreneurship and serving the public, partners and other stakeholders come together.  Michiel has a long-standing interest in sustainable development. As Chairman […]

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  • CEO Resigns

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    The Supervisory Board of KIT regrets that CEO Henri van Eeghen has tendered his resignation. Over the past eighteen months, Henri has succeeded in putting KIT in a stronger position to pursue our mission for a more inclusive and sustainable world. We are very grateful for his dedicated efforts, which, among other things, have contributed […]

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  • Fundraiser gifts and legacies

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    Do you want to make an impact that really counts? At KIT, we are passionate about transforming healthcare around the world. Our programs, including the prestigious Master in Public Health & Health Equity, attract health professionals from around the world to Amsterdam every year. But with the demise of the Nuffic OKP program, we need […]

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  • Senior Finance & Control employee

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    As a Finance & Control employee (32-40 hours), you will play a crucial role in keeping our financial processes running efficiently. We care not only about your experience, but especially about your willingness to grow. With an informal work atmosphere, flexible working hours and plenty of room for personal and professional growth, you will have […]

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  • Vacancies: Two members of the Supervisory Board

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    KIT is a knowledge institute, business location and hospitality venue with a mission: to contribute to aninclusive and sustainable world. From our campus in Amsterdam and through our global partnernetwork, we enable people and communities to bring about positive change. KIT Institute is an independent knowledge institute. The work of our experts focuses on global […]

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  • Making the Case for the Impact Evaluation of Investment Projects by Development Banks

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    In contrast to commercial banks, whose primary focus lies in financial services for profitability, development banks finance projects that contribute to societal progress. In this article, Dr Nicola Francesconi, a senior economist at KIT Institute, makes the case for adopting more rigorous impact evaluation techniques within development banks. These techniques would allow us to truly […]

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  • Dispatch from: KIT Institute’s Hub in Colombia

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    By Sandra Quintero, Team Lead for KIT Institute’s Colombia Hub In 2023, KIT Institute’s Gender team, in collaboration with the Global Health and Sustainable Economic Development teams, launched a new hub in Colombia. The time is ripe for such a development; Colombia’s government is actively pursuing inclusive policies and is keen to make Colombia a […]

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  • Study at KIT in Summer 2024

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    Experience the vibrant atmosphere of KIT Institute in Amsterdam this summer! Explore specialised courses in public and global health or embark on your Master of Public Health journey. Exciting news: In September 2024, we launch our innovative Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity, redefining the future of public health leadership and action. […]

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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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  • 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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  • Electrical engineer/technical staff

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    Are you a passionate electrical engineer and ready to take the next step towards leadership? You’ll start as a valuable member of our team, with the opportunity to grow into a leadership role within a few years. Find the rest of this vacancy on the Dutch version of our website – either by changing the […]

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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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