Platform for International Education

PIE seminar on SDGs in Capacity Building: making it real

13 June 2019 at Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Amsterdam

The Platform for International Education (PIE) aims to contribute to global and local sustainable development, both in countries and regions where partner institutes are based and in the Netherlands. In doing so PIE aligns with the SDGs targeted by the UN – particularly SDG 4 ‘Quality Education’ and SDG 17 ‘Partnerships for the goals’.

As higher education institutions working in international capacity building projects and partnerships strengthening education for inclusivity, equity and lifelong learning for all, this seminar will allow us to:

  • discuss the challenges and dilemmas of operationalising the SDG principles in the face of complex contexts, inequalities and bureaucratic frames in which we work;
  • share inspiring ideas and practical experiences on how to operationalise the SDG principles in our daily work


12:00 Lunch with poster presentations

13:00 Welcome by Dr Henk van den Heuvel

13:15  Key note by Mrs Prof dr Joyeeta Gupta on SDG’s in Global Development

13:45  World Cafe: dilemmas & challenges implementation SDGs in capacity development

14:45  Break

15:00  Observations by Dr John Kingsley Krugu

15:30 Discussion

16:00  Drinks

Newsitem on the results of the seminar