2022 marks the occasion of 70 years of international knowledge cooperation. We invite you for a celebratory symposium in which we will reflect on the impact of our joined efforts, and look at the current themes that drive our ambition for a more prosperous and resilient world. On this occasion, we will share numerous impactful global knowledge collaborations that have shaped the future of so many. Achievements that would not have been possible without the commitment from all our partners, in the Netherlands and abroad.


During our symposium, participants are welcome to engage in conversations on the role of the Netherlands and our international partners with respect to knowledge cooperation for development. We look forward to an exploration of pathways for the future on important themes such as digitalisation, climate change, employability and skills development for youth, partnerships and food and nutrition security.

You can expect the following:

  • Keynote by our director-general Titia Bredée
  • Reflection on Nuffic’s global development initiatives
  • Multiple roundtable discussions on international knowledge cooperation, led by host Marijke Roskam
  • Interactive break-out sessions co-created with past and present partners

More information on the programme will be shared soon.


The Shaping Futures symposium will be a hybrid event with online and offline participation options. It will take place from 10.00 AM till 1.00 PM CET.


Register here for our symposium