An overview of the work we do in line with our government's goals for development aid and education.
Our work in global development
We create opportunities for strong and sustainable partnerships between Dutch and foreign education institutions.
Orange Knowledge Programme - Overview
The objective of the Orange Knowledge Programme is to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development.
Individual scholarships - Orange Knowledge Programme
The Orange Knowledge Programme offers individual scholarships to mid-career professionals in eligible countries.
Tailor-Made Training (TMT) - Orange Knowledge Programme
Orange Knowledge Tailor-Made Training supports organisations in developing countries by training a selected group of staff.
Capacity Development Programme Lebanon
Our Capacity Development Programme in Lebanon contributes to the improvement of future perspectives of host communities and refugees in Lebanon.
The Dutch Training & Exposure programme (DUTEP) focuses on integrated urban water management in Indonesia.
MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)
The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands. It also has a Tailor-Made Training component.
‘TDECB’ is short for Tanzania Dutch Energy Capacity Building Project. This project aims to strengthen the capacity of post-secondary education and vocational training institutes.
NFP and NICHE
The succesful NICHE and NFP programmes were phased out in mid-2017. Current NICHE projects will be completed by 2022.
Alumni activities - Orange Knowledge Programme
Grants for alumni activities are awarded for activities that give alumni of the Orange Knowledge Programme (or NICHE, NFP and MSP) the opportunity to strengthen their network.
Information for Dutch institutions - Orange Knowledge
Step-by-step participation guide for the August 2018 deadline
Information for Dutch embassies and consulates - Orange Knowledge
A guide on how to check and assess Orange Knowledge Programme applications
Information for Dutch institutions - MSP
Dutch institutions are responsible for the course offer and for recruiting and nominating suitable candidates for the MSP.
Information for Dutch embassies - MSP
Embassies determine which candidates are best suited for the MSP.
International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)
We support the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
16 August 2018
The results of the first call for tailor-made trainings (TMTs) in the Orange Knowledge Programme have been published. 32 proposals were granted in this call, which closed in June 2018.
3 July 2018
On Monday 2 July 2018, the Orange Knowledge Advisory Board held its first meeting at Nuffic in The Hague.
6 December 2017
South Africa and the Netherlands have worked together intensively on improving technical and vocational education and training sector (TVET) since 2006.