Scaling Up Dutch Efforts for Global Nutrition
event at Unilever’s R&D headquarters in Vlaardingen. The Netherlands Working Group on Nutrition welcomed private sector parties, civil society, knowledge institutes and public actors to join the discussion on nutrition security in the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more
about our impressions of the inspiring afternoon, where Prof. Lawrence Haddad presented the main results of the Global Nutrition Report 2014.
The PPPLab was also present at the second of two evaluation meetings of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW), which took place on 17 and 20 March in Amsterdam. All attendants contributed with valuable feedback following from experiences with the first two FDW calls, and gave recommendations for a possible third call in 2016. In general, FDW is considered as a stimulating factor for cooperation, innovation and partnerships. However, the regulation is also seen as a tough rocedure which demands quite some patience from the applicants. A full report of the meetings can be found here
, and all presentations are available at this website
On 9 April the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) invited a variety of players for the FDW Sustainability Day in The Hague. PPPLab’s Sjef Ernes presented the preliminary findings of an in-depth study on business cases within PPPs and how they are financed, elaborated by the PPPLab in cooperation with BoP Innovation Center
and Rebel Consultancy Group
provided information about three 'sustainability-instruments', which stipulate the roles and responsibilities of the FDW consortium and other relevant parties towards ensuring the sustainability of project results after PPPs end. Also Jetske Bouma of PBL
and Jan Joost Kessler of AidEnvironment
presented their study
on PPPs and opportunities for Inclusive Green Growth (IGG). Read more
about the day, and the various presentations related to the new sustainability compact.
The PPPLab actively seeks to connect to international discussions and research on PPPs in food and water domains. A ‘Masterclass PPPs’ will be held in Viet Nam in September 2015 as part of the Inclusive Agribusiness South East Asia Roundtable event. More information about the roundtable can be found on inclusiveasia.org