This session is part of the Orange Knowledge Partner Days.

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The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to create sustainable partnerships between the organisations and people involved in the programme activities. But what does the term ‘partnerships’ mean and how do we build and maintain them in practice?

In this online session we will share lessons learned around this topic. We will discuss how fruitful partnerships can lead to the right results for all partners. We will not only talk about the current programme activities, but also look at future activities and projects.

During the session we will put forward several questions and statements about sustainable partnerships. These will be the basis for the presentations and discussions. Among the presenters there will be Dutch and local higher education and TVET organisations, who will give their perspective on specific partnerships they have within the Orange Knowledge Programme. They will share examples and best practices, but will also provide their vision on what future partnerships should look like and what barriers need to be overcome.

The discussions will be moderated by Huba Boshoff, Head of Neso South Africa/Southern Africa.

Main questions to be discussed:

  • How do you define partnerships between people and organisations?
  • How can we describe equal partnerships and how do we put this into practice?
  • How do you sustain partnerships? And to what extent does OKP contribute to the sustaining of partnerships?
  • How do good partnerships lead to success? Which elements are needed for this?
  • How can partnerships be improved within OKP? And what is expected from Nuffic in this regard?
  • What is the potential role of alumni associations or the Holland Alumni Network in developing and sustaining partnerships?


Sharing field experiences, lessons learned, best practices and obstacles in building partnerships between Dutch and local project partners, as well as other organisations.

Target audience

Dutch and local organisations involved in the Orange Knowledge Programme or one of its predecessors. These can be organisations involved in institutional collaboration projects, Tailor-Made Training, scholarships or alumni events.


Online webinar / workshop


  • Project coordinators and directors of Dutch and local higher education and TVET organisations in the Orange Knowledge Programme
  • Huba Boshoff: Head of Neso South Africa/Southern Africa


  • 25 November 10.00-11.30 AM CEST

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