Have you already registered for the Power of Knowledge event in Amsterdam on 1 September 2022? You can find the programme for day below.

Please note: Registering for the event online, only allows access to the plenary session in the morning from 0930 to 1100 Central European Time (CET) in this programme.

Programme* for the Power of Knowledge event in Amsterdam. All times shown below are in CET.

0900 – 0930 > Registration
0930 – 1000 > Opening address (Available online)

By, Pascalle Grotenhuis, Director Social Development and Ambassador for Gender Equality at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

And, Lindy van Vliet, Head of the Knowledge Unit at KIT, will give the opening address for the event.
1000 – 1100 > Keynote addresses (Available online)

Our speakers, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Dr. Zuleika Bibi Sheik and Dr. Sam Oti are committed to decolonising knowledge. They are striving hard in their own arenas to forge promising and equitable partnerships that will enable progress towards sustainable, inclusive societies. And we believe their voices are a critical and inspirational addition to the discussion on equitable partnerships. Read more about the keynote addresses.
1100 – 1130 > Coffee Break
1130 – 1300 > Dialogue sessions **

In the break-out sessions facilitated by diverse organisations, like The Prince Claus Chair, Nuffic, and International Institute of Environment and development (IIED), will present, discuss and debate the challenges they face in decolonising knowledge and making their knowledge partnerships more fair and inclusive. Read more about our sessions here.
1300 – 1400 > Lunch
1300 – 1400 > Eijkman Medal Award Ceremony

During lunch, you will also have the opportunity to join this ceremony. Since 1927, this medal has been awarded to researchers who have made outstanding contributions in the field of Global Health.
1400 – 1430 > Cultural intermezzo
1430 – 1500 > Co-creating a global action agenda for change

Along with our co-hosts in Beirut and Johannesburg we will present recommendations – based on dialogues and break-out sessions in all 3 cities – to develop an agenda for change towards inclusive and fair knowledge partnerships.
1500 – 1530 >  Coffee Break
1530 – 1600 > Co-creating a global action agenda for change (continued)

Validating our shared priorities: Together with the audience, we will crystallise the recommendations for an agenda for change towards inclusive and fair knowledge partnerships to follow, as a community, in our work after the symposium
1600 – 1645 > Panel discussion – Moving towards inclusive partnerships

A panel, including Ms. Tsitsi Makombe, Director of External Relations of AKADEMIYA2063 and Gladys Kemboi, Knowledge Management Advisor, will discuss the global action agenda for change. The action agenda for change will also be shared with the participants, so it can incorporated within their respective organisations.
1645 – 1700 >  Closing address
1700 – 1900 >  Drinks

* We will continue to update this programme with more details.

** When you register for in-person participation, you will receive a link to a page through which you can register for a workshop, with an organisation and topic, of your choice.

Dialogue session partners

Utrecht University
Wageningen University and Research
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Student sponsorship partners