Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI)

Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) We are involved in several programmes of Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI), which is part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). These are some of our activities for RVO and CBI: Programme management support We help programme managers design and implement…

Import Promotion Desk (IPD)

Training and coaching on sustainable business For the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) we helped companies develop and implement CSR strategies. We trained and coached over 40 companies in Indonesia, Nepal and Egypt. These companies produce medicinal and aromatic plants, essential oils, natural ingredients, and fresh fruits and vegetables. IPD provides neutral, expert and cost-effective advice to…

Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)

Research and policy advice on agricultural value chains With the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), we carried out a comprehensive study on promoting agricultural value chains in the member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The study included six case studies: dates from Saudi Arabia, milk from Egypt, red meat from Turkey, groundnuts from…

Prochile

Advice on the role of sustainability in export promotion Prochile invited us to deliver a keynote speech on “sustainability as a key element in export promotion” at a conference in Santiago de Chile. ProChile is part of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and promotes exports of products and services. It disseminates foreign investment opportunities and promotes tourism.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Facilitation at the Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference In collaboration with Natasha Walker, Bart Slob and Niels Ferdinand facilitated a fantastic group of over a hundred scientists, IT experts and policy makers at the Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference in Copenhagen. We invited them to identify how best to harness the power of information technology, biodiversity science and social networks to improve our…

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Launch of the Inclusive Business Action Network for GIZ We moderated the three-day launch event of the Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN) in Berlin, organised by GIZ and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). More than 150 social entrepreneurs, development bank representatives, investors, government officials and other stakeholders attended the conference.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Case studies for the OECD For the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) we prepared a set of examples of policies on the relationship between procurement systems and business start-up and self-employment activities. We focused on people from socially and economically disadvantaged groups and groups that are under-represented in entrepreneurship activities. This research project was part…