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The City of The Hague and The Hague Humanity Hub warmly invite you to the annual NGO and International Organisation reception.
The city is proud to be the home of a vibrant ecosystem that contributes to a better world. We host more than 200 international organisations and NGOs, as well as other impact-driven social enterprises, innovative start-ups and knowledge institutes.
We believe that strengthening connections will increase impact. This year’s reception will bring together senior management from diverse actors of the Hague’s peace and justice ecosystem and offer opportunities for new connections. Join us for an inspiring afternoon with purposeful networking and the opportunity to explore potential solutions to common challenges.
15:00-17:00 Side sessions (more information below)
17:30-20:00 Reception with
– Welcoming by Deputy Mayor Saskia Bruines and Humanity Hub Managing Director Jill Wilkinson
– Opening of the Life of Mine exhibition with remarks by Amb. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Swiss Ambassador to the Netherlands
– Interactive networking, drinks & bites and live music. Evening moderated by Connor Sattely (HiiL).
16:00 – A NEW VISION FOR JUSTICE
We have a new vision for justice: data-driven and evidence-based. Justice that inclusive and accessible at the point of need. For everyone. Justice that is people-centered. That vision includes opening up justice systems to innovation. A high-level =political document, The Hague Declaration on Access to Justice supports this paradigm.In order to make substantial progress towards “equal access to justice for all”, new approaches and additional efforts are required. Join the discussion and discover the possibilities.
16:00 – 2020: A PIVOTAL YEAR FOR CREATING A NEW FUTURE
Brief introduction to World Resources Institute’s work by discussing the big events and milestones in 2020. Linking climate challenges to work in the broader fields of peace, justice and humanitarian work.
16:00 – UNLEASHING THE VALUE OF THE HAGUE ECOSYSTEM
Join an open dialogue with the directors of International Affairs at the City of the Hague and the Humanity Hub about continuing to develop ideas on how to strengthen and connect the Hague ecosystem, based on input from the survey and discussion.
15:30 – CO-CREATION AND COLLABORATION FOR A COALITION OF STRANGERS
By working in a collaborative coalition of strangers we can activate unused “Frozen Capital” that would otherwise remain idle. Join DCHI in a co-creation game where a structured process is followed to develop ideas that might lead to successful collaborations and innovations.
16:00 – WATER, PEACE AND SECURITY PARTNERSHIP
Water insecurity is increasing worldwide, posing a threat to livelihoods, food production and energy security at local and national levels. Acknowledging the importance of water for preventing, mitigating, resolving conflicts and building peace, the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) project seeks to enable relevant public, private and civil society actors to timely address the threat of water-induced conflict and harvest the benefits of water-related cooperation and peacebuilding. WPS Partner organizations World Resources Institute and International Alert will hold an info session to explain the aims and plans of the Water, Peace and Security partnership.
16:00 – THE ARC OF CRISES AND CONFLICTS AROUND EUROPE: HOW SHOULD THE HAGUE ECOSYSTEM RESPOND?
An arc of crises and conflicts engulfs the neighbourhood of the European Union – from the Sahel through North Africa and the Middle East, to the Caucasus and the Donbass. Is the EU’s response adequate? Considering the experience and diversity of The Hague’s ecosystem, what more could the city’s civil society and the think tank community be doing to put the case for a more strategic diplomatic response to the current challenges in the EU’s neighbourhood? Organised by Links Europe.
16:00 – SMART DESIGN FOR URBAN HEATWAVES
Discover the power of smart design in urban heatwave response. Netherlands Red Cross and Industrial Design Engineering of TU Delft will take participants through an award winning concept ‘Hot Data’, a data platform designed to serve citizens against heatwaves, and discuss its application for cities of the future
16:00 – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY 2020
We all know that digitalization provides opportunities for development organizations to increase impact. Within the Dutch development sector different organizations have similar questions concerning digitalizations and shared goals and ambitions. This year Partos/The Spindle organizes a journey and invites their members to join forces and jointly explore and actually built on digital tools, strategies and ways of working. In this session we organize a first exploration to jointly discover the possibilities.
16:00 – INCREASING THE USE AND IMPACT OF DATA IN HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs established the Centre for Humanitarian Data in December 2017 in the Hague. The mission of the Centre is to increase the use and impact of data in humanitarian response. The focus areas for the Centre are data services, data policy, data literacy and recently, predictive analytics. In this session, we will look provide an overview of the work of the Centre, including the future of using and sharing data in the humanitarian sector.
16:00 – CHANGE DETECTION USING SATELLITE EARTH OBSERVATION
Space4Good will host a round table in which they demonstrate what can and cannot be monitored utilizing latest governmental and private satellite systems. The goal is to identify possible proxies which could help your organization in improving operational efficiency and transparency.
15:00 – PLAY! ACHIEVING THE SDGS IN THE HAGUE
Learn the facts about the 17 sustainable development goals and how they link to your organization by playing the SDG game. Join the discussion about how the Hague can achieve the SDGs. Organised by Global Goals Quest Foundation.