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The decolonization of aid #1: a conversation from a historical perspective (webinar)

12 May , 16 h 00 min - 17 h 30 min CEST


With the #BLM debates, and other anti-racism protests, the discussion about the decolonization of aid got an impulse. Blogs, panel discussions (sometimes very heated) and Tweets stumbled over one another. We witnessed many statements and opinions, but perhaps not so much common ground to proceed from.

KUNO, Partos, and The Institute of Social Studies (ISS) take one step back and approach the discussion in a series of talks. Step by step, we highlight an aspect of this debate. We ask two experts to engage in a conversation with one another to explore the controversies and perhaps find some common grounds.

In the series of dialogies we address the following perspectives:

  • A historical perspective
  • A development aid perspective
  • A humanitarian aid perspective
  • The role of the donor
  • A social perspective
  • The Netherlands and the decolonization of aid

The conversations will be ZOOM-webinars. Participants to the webinar can participate via the chat and Q&A box. In the second half of the conversation, a selection of the comments and questions will be discussed by the speakers.

The first webinar will be a conversation on the historical perspective with Dr. Arua Oko Omaka (Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Nigeria) and Prof. Bertrand Taithe (Manchester University, UK). The dialogue will be moderated by Kiza Magendane, writer, essayist and knowledge broker.

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12 May
16 h 00 min - 17 h 30 min CEST
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