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Partos event

The decolonization of aid | #5 The role of the donor

  • Date and time 13 oktober 2021, 15:30 - 16:45
  • Where Zoom
  • For whom Partos members, everyone interested in this topic
In a series of dialogues, this conversation will be the fifth.

The series: The decolonization of aid

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.


  • Smruti Patel, Founder & Director Global Mentoring Initiative (GMI) and Founder and Member of Alliance for Empowering Partnership (E4EP).
  • Prof. Dirk-Jan Koch, Professor International Trade & Development Cooperation, Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands).

All dialogues in this series will be moderated by:

  • Kiza Magendane, The Broker, knowledge broker, essayist and writer.
  • Thea Hilhorst, professor Humanitarian Aid at the International Institute of Social Studies.


Prior registration to the session is required. You can register to the webinar via this link.