Alumni activities - Orange Knowledge Programme

Funding for alumni activities, including refresher courses, is available for all countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme.

The activities are meant to stimulate contacts and networking opportunities between alumni, alumni networks, Dutch knowledge institutions, Dutch embassies, the Dutch business community and/or other relevant parties.

The Country Plans of Implementation (CPIs) and the country focus document define the priority themes per country:

Orange Knowledge programme country focus‌ (214.1 kB)

The CPIs also describe the main capacity needs and areas of intervention per priority theme. Alumni activities need to contribute to building knowledge and skills within the chosen (sub-)themes for the country or region in question.

The Orange Knowledge Programme offers several opportunities for alumni (networks).

Refresher courses

Refresher courses are tailor-made training courses initiated by a Dutch education institution or by NFP, MSP, NICHE alumni (in cooperation with a Dutch institution). The courses contribute to the institutional development of the alumni's employing organisations and prolong the impact of the original training.

A refresher course has to be carried out by a Dutch training provider. The course will take place in one of the countries on the Orange Knowledge Country list valid at the time of the application.

We strive to integrate refresher courses with regional alumni events. For this reason, we may contact the selected training providers in 2019, based on the theme and location of their refresher course.

Below is an overview of the refresher courses that were granted in 2018

Granted refresher courses November 2018 OKP‌ (120.1 kB)

Co-funding of alumni activities

Alumni activities should provide networking opportunities for alumni with other alumni, Dutch knowledge institutions, Dutch embassies, the Dutch business community and other relevant parties.

The activities should preferably be linked with activities at Dutch embassies, such as hosting or co-hosting meetings, providing support for incoming delegations, programme or project presentations, visits to businesses, round-table discussions about development cooperation themes, etc.

If necessary, the embassy in question will be asked for advice about your application. Alumni associations in the participating countries or Dutch knowledge institutions may apply for a grant for alumni activities. A co-funding requirement applies for a number of countries.

A grant for alumni activities can be provided for a maximum of 2 proposals (of up to € 5,000 each) per alumni network/country.

OKP Grant obligations and conditions for alumni activities‌ (141.9 kB)

Policy framework Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (195.7 kB)

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