We aim to do this by strengthening the skills and knowledge of both individuals, groups of individuals and organisations.
The programme was kicked off mid-2017 for a period of 5 years and involves around 50 countries.
If you want to apply for an individual scholarship you can find all candidate information on our Study in Holland website.
Priority themes and instruments
The programme offers scholarships, training and institutional partnerships between education institutions in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and higher education, in fields related to the priority themes of the Dutch government:
- Food and nutrition security
- Water, energy and climate
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Security and the rule of law
The Orange Knowledge Programme consists of 4 instruments:
Below is an overview of the countries participating in the Orange Knowledge Programme*
Afghanistan • Albania • Armenia • Bangladesh • Benin • Bhutan • Bolivia • Burkina Faso • Burundi • Cambodia • Colombia • Congo (DRC) • Cuba • Egypt • Ethiopia • Georgia • Ghana • Guatemala • Guinea • India • Indonesia • Jordan • Kenya • Lebanon • Liberia • Macedonia • Mali • Mozambique • Myanmar • Nepal • Nicaragua • Nigeria • Pakistan • Palestinian Territories • Peru • Philippines • Rwanda • Senegal • Sierra Leone • Somalia • South Africa • South Sudan • Sri Lanka • Sudan • Surinam • Tanzania • Thailand • Uganda • Vietnam • Yemen • Zambia • Zimbabwe.
*subject to change
For the Full programme countries, we will define 'Country Plans of Implementation' (CPIs). These will define the capacity needs for the specific country. They will describe the activities that will take place to contribute to building knowledge and skills within the chosen themes for the country or region in question.
We are currently visiting all the Full programme countries to set up these country plans. The CPIs will be published on our Institutional collaboration projects page as soon as they are available.
Policy framework and theory of change
The official policy framework was published in the Staatscourant. (in Dutch). We have provided a translation below:
For the Orange Knowledge Programme we developed a Theory of Change, outlining the desired outcomes and required interventions:
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