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Research by Statistics Netherlands:How the Dutch are doing in terms of sustainable development

Global challenges Research

The Dutch statistics agency, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, recently conducted a baseline measurement of Dutch sustainability. Where do the Netherlands stand in terms of achieving the targets set by the Sustainable Development Agenda? The Dutch are performing well in some areas. When compared to other European countries, the Netherlands stand out in terms of […]

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Hackathon Border Sessions
28 June–29 May 2017

Big data Collaboration Community Creativity Global challenges Maker community Technology

Are you ready to hack the planet with your unique skills? Let’s join forces to take on some real global challenges! In collaboration with BorderSessions, Hack The Planet organizes a hackathon where you get the chance to work together with the main parties who are improving this world. UNICEF and Oxfam are already confirmed to be present, taking a […]

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Meet Bij Priester:The Hague’s first designer fashion library

Art & design Global challenges Social innovation

The Dutch alone throw away over 124 million kilograms of clothing each year. On average, only 20 percent of the clothes in the average person’s wardrobe are worn regularly. Yet, we keep purchasing cheap clothing. That’s why the founders of Bij Priester are on a mission to advance sustainable fashion. To this end, they just launched The Hague’s first fashion […]

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Saving international development:Why innovation matters for development

Global challenges Innovation Research

A recent Nesta study looks into the role of innovation in international development. Innovation is increasingly seen as integral part to the process of development. This is a good thing, according to Nesta. The industry that faces many challenges and criticisms desperately needs reanimation. Why does innovation matter for reinventing international development? Radically incomplete Traditionally, […]

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