The fruits of the Africa Works Debate Tree

80% of the colourful participants of the Africa Works conference stated: Africa Works!  Among them: Julia Duncan-Cassel (Minister of Development Liberia), Christiaan Rebergen (Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation, Ministery of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands), Pedzisai Maedza (ASC Thesis Award winner), and a number of Ambassadors, Hans Doctor (Special Ebola Representative) and many other professionals with a passion for Africa. 

oktober 21, 2014

Did you plant your IDEA in the Debate Tree Gallery at African Studie Centre and NABC’s Africa Works conference the 16th or 17th of October? Check here for your and the other participant's Statement Selfies (Stelfies). Why were they pro or con the statement Africa Works? The fruit of your thoughts will be used as starting point for IDEA’s 'grow in debate workshop' at Africa Day (Afrikadag) the 1st of November.

oktober 17, 2014

Are you pro or con the ACS & NABC statement: Africa Works! Why? For whom? With whom and when? The International Debate Education Association IDEA NL is proud to launch her new debate method the 'Debate Tree’ at the Africa Works conference. You will find it next to the Plenary entrance.

oktober 10, 2014

The position of migrant youth in the labour market, the responses of African families to public authorities, the treatment of undocumented asylum seekers and the relations between the Netherlands and the Congo: all were discussed during the concluding event of the IDEA project  Inclusion of African Youth in Europe in Nieuwspoort, Den Haag on May 22. Five participants of the project presented their advocacy cases to a public of experts, young people with African roots and policy makers.

mei 26, 2014

Op woensdag 22 april vond een bijzondere ontmoeting plaats in Den Haag: twee deelnemers aan het IDEA project Inclusion of African Youth in Europe spraken met ChristenUnie Tweede Kamerlid Joël Voordewind over de situatie van ongedocumenteerde vluchtelingen in Nederland. Zij keken samen met hem naar de politieke mogelijkheden om de situatie van de vluchtelingen in de Vluchtkerk en –garage in Amsterdam te verbeteren.

mei 05, 2014

Twenty participants from the New Urban Collective in Amsterdam Bijlmer participated in a debate training and public debate on employment and education on Sunday the 16th of March. The participants from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds learned new debate skills and later grilled candidates for the local elections of March 19th.

maart 17, 2014

Op zondag 16 maart organiseerde het New Urban Collective in samenwerking met IDEA een debattraining en publieksdebat gericht op werkgelegenheid en onderwijs. IDEA trainer Randall Maarman en Sarita Bajnath gaven de training in de Bijlmer. In totaal namen zo’n twintig jongeren deel aan het publieksdebat en vijftien aan de training.

maart 17, 2014

The thirteen participants from the project Inclusion of African Youth in Europe completed their blog-writing and advocacy trainings at the IDEA NL headquarters on January the 31st. The series of trainings sought to give them the instruments to plan and carry out their own advocacy campaigns and helped them develop a consistent and effective advocacy plan for projects that they are currently working on.

februari 03, 2014

Around 50 people participated in a public debate on the Inclusion of African Youth in Europe on Wednesday the 20th of November, the International Childrens' Rights day. Youth, often of African descent, debated employment, education and security topics with politicians, policy makers, academics and professionals in the Child's Rights House in Leiden.

november 21, 2013