Fresh Perspectives on Development Cooperation - Partos Innovation Festival

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The countdown has begun! On October 8th 2021, Partos organises the 8th edition of the annual Innovation Festival, celebrating innovation within development cooperation. A unique online festival, celebrating emerging voices and new insights. Expect an unforgettable day with talented and experienced international development professionals, extremely passionate speakers and inspiring sessions.

Navigating and shaping the future
Development cooperation operates in an uncertain and complex context. This requires responding collectively to longstanding challenges, fast-paced changes and emerging issues. Let’s explore innovative and transformative ways to anticipate these uncertainties and complexities. Let’s increase our impact.

The future of development
In spring 2021, Partos initiated a new Future exploration trajectory to define dynamic and adaptive future pathways that can withstand uncertain and complex futures. On that same wavelength, we organise the Innovation Festival to bring new perspectives and collaborate towards an inclusive, just and sustainable future of development.

The online programme: what to expect?
Be part of inspirational sessions, keynote talks and the Collaborative Innovation Awards ceremony. Due to COVID restrictions, the festival will be mostly held online. Partos will be broadcasting from Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, while you can tune in from any place in the world. Check out the online programme! Here you can download the Programme timetable.

Rosebella Nyumba | Speaker | Fresh Perspectives
Rosebella Nyumba is a researcher at the Centre for Frugal innovation Kenya Hub working on innovation and urban resilience projects. She is an experienced social researcher and development practitioner who advocates for the use of research-generated evidence to influence policy and inform future development. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the Institute for Development Studies and a Master’s Degree in Sociology (University of Nairobi). Rosebella will enlighten us during the session on Fresh Perspectives.

Join our live festival chatroom where Pascalle Grotenhuis, Ishita DuttaPatrick MeierRosebella Nyumba and Dumiso Gatsha are invited to share fresh perspectives on development cooperation. Focusing on different emerging scenarios and themes such as data & digital, feminist & queer, community-led & inclusive financing, the panel members are randomly matched with each other to engage in conversations about shared solutions to building a sustainable, inclusive and just future. 

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