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Online event

DCHI Academy on Knowledge Exchange with Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

“We are so different.” Exchange of knowledge between business and the humanitarian sectors.

What role does knowledge management play in the design of your partnerships? How do you develop a commercial perspective on your humanitarian aid or development project? Will it help you? And where should you start?

Humanitarian organisations and businesses differ significantly. Running a food bank is not the same as running a supermarket, and an organisation delivering relief items after a disaster can’t be compared to PostNL delivering packages. Although collaborating with the private sector is strongly encouraged when it comes to innovation, the differences in objectives and cultures often act as obstacles that can be off-putting, and seem risky.

This DCHI academy aims to open up the conversation from all sectors and explore how we can start sharing insights and knowledge with each other. We will explore some of the fundamental differences between the NGO, NPO and commercial sectors, but more importantly how we can exchange knowledge and how do Academics and Universities enable us to learn from each other.

You can join the free learning event on 1 June from 14:30 until 17:00 hr. (CEST). Tune in at this edition of the DCHI Academy with humanitarian managers, business leaders, philanthropes, innovators and academics. The programme has speakers on Strategy, Partnership Management, Non-Profit Management, and Humanitarian Logistics. The event also features an exercise from the latest DCHI Innovation Course, facilitated by alumni, that will help you elevate your future approach to cross-sector partnerships.