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Follow the journey of the Partos Future Exploration through podcast stories

As part of the Partos Future Exploration, Partos and Disrupt Development embark on a journey to seek answers. We voice development professionals from Partos members, front-running innovators, and disruptors and dive into the ins- and outs of the future of development and its implications for Partos and its members.

Bart Romijn: Partos Future Exploration

Director of Partos, Bart Romijn, explains the unique role of Partos, why a future exploration is needed and how the outcomes of the future exploration will serve Dutch Development NGOs. Together, we can make the change we want to see!

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Tina Comes: Resilience & Adaptive Management

What is the role of resilience & adaptive management in global development? And why does it matter? We spoke with Tina Comes to dive into dynamic and adaptive policy pathways.

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Lysa John & Barbara Oosters: Civic Space

What is the current state of civil society and what are positive and negative trends that will influence work in the coming decade? We sat down with international thought leaders Lysa John and Barbara Oosters to dive into the future pathway of shifting space for civil society.

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Mariken Gaanderse & Bart Romijn: Future Exploration journey

Mariken Gaanderse and Bart Romijn reflect on the Future Exploration journey. What has happened so far, what can we learn from it and what does the future hold? 

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Marinke van Riet: Inclusion

What do we mean by inclusion, equity and belonging? How can organisations from the Global North walk the talk and become more inclusive? What is authentic leadership? And how can we tap into the power of social movements to decrease growing inequality? We sat down with Marinke van Riet to find out more!

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Somaye Dehban: Financing for development aid

Together with Somaye Dehban we talk about funding and financing for development aid. What do we mean with financing for development, what impact has COVID on financing for development, what is the current state of financing for development and how can we tap into the new opportunities innovative finance instruments provide us with?

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Marie-Louis Wijne: Digitalisation for Development

Marie-Louise Wijne talks about digitalisation for development. What is digitalisation for development? What are the future uncertainties when it comes to the digital divide, digital economies and digital security? And how is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accelerating the digitalisation for development agenda?

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Charles Kojo Vandyck: The localisation agenda

Charles Kojo Vandyck talks about the current state of global development, the changing role of (I)NGO’s, the collective responsibilities from actors in the Global North and Global South. He shares some very practical suggestions on how you can accelerate the localisation agenda. Charles is a social justice activist and thought leader with experience in strengthening civil society resilience, sustainability, and southern leadership. Charles currently serves as the Head, Capacity Development Unit, West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), is a member of the Reimagining INGO (RINGO) Core team and is an advisory board member of Disrupt Development.

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Donald Pols: Climate Action

Donald Pols speaks about climate action, the current state of the climate and its consequences on inequality, migration and conflicts. We further dive into the importance of investing in resilience and also talk about the historic victory in the court of Milieudefensie against cooperation Shell. Donald Pols has a lifelong commitment to a society in harmony with nature – in the interest of nature, and of human society that is dependent on nature. In his capacity as Director of Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie), he supports the global transition to sustainable energy.

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Krizna Gomez: Foresight

How can we prepare for different futures in development? And better yet, how can we create our own future? Krizna Gomez talks about Foresight. How can we envision and prepare for different futures? Or even better, how can the global development community create its own future? Krizna Gomez is a foresight practitioner. She started as a grassroots activist in the Philipines, is trained as a trained human rights lawyer and worked with civil society around the world. Krizna currently works as an independent consultant, using design thinking, foresight, systems thinking and other methods to help NGOs tackle long-standing problems with a fresh perspective.

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Merel van der Woude & Bart Romijn: Reflections

In this final podcast episode, Partos director Bart Romijn and creative director from Butterfly works Merel van der Woude reflect on the Partos Future Exploration and share their main insights. What has Partos learned from the Future Exploration, what topics have received priority and how will the outcomes benefit Dutch Development Cooperation?

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