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Behind the scenes

BEHIND THE SCENES The Support Team

Organising Worldconnectors Round Table meetings, stimulating media coverage, coordinating information flows, updating the website and documenting and assisting the thematic Working Groups. The Support Team works on a daily basis to make the Worldconnectors an effective initiative, and consists of:

The Steering Group

Alide Roerink Special Adviser at NCDO and Project Leader of the World­ connectors *

Herman Wijffels (Co-chair), Sylvia Borren** (Co-chair), Jos van Gennip (Chairman of the Board NCDO), René Grotenhuis (President SID NL), Frans van den Boom (Director NCDO), Ton Dietz (former Taskforce member DPRN), Herman Mulder (Board member NCDO), Willemijn Aerdts (Youth & Young Professional Worldconnector, first half of 2011) Lynn Zebeda (Youth & Young Professional Worldconnector, second half of 2011) and Jan Berteling (until April 2011, former Board member SID NL).

Pamela Moore Management Assistant at NCDO and Focal Point for the World­ connectors

** After 4 years of service, Sylvia Borren handed over her role and responsibilities as co-chair to Willemijn Aerdts during the Worldconnectors Round Table in April 2012.

COLOPHON Authors and text contributions:

Miguel Heilbron, Daniel Naamani, Judith Kurvers

Final editor: Miguel Heilbron

Gabi Spitz Project Officer at NCDO and member of the Worldconnectors Support Team (until September 2011)

The supporting organisations

English editors:

Daniel Naamani & Pamela Moore

Design:

Roquefort Ontwerpers

Anne-Katrien Denissen Adviser New Media at NCDO for the Worldconnectors website (until September 2011) Miguel Heilbron Network Officer at NCDO and member of the Worldconnectors Support Team (as of September 2011) Judith Kurvers Network Officer at NCDO and member of the Worldconnectors Support Team (as of September 2011) Afke de Groot Coordinator of SID NL and member of the Worldconnectors Support Team Iem Roos Director of SID NL and member of the Worldconnectors Support Team (until May 2011) * Since Alide Roerink is leaving NCDO, she concluded her role and responsibilities as Project Leader at the Worldconnectors Round Table in December 2011. Since then, Peter Heintze (NCDO) has taken over the position of Project Leader.

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The Society for International Development in the Netherlands (SID NL) is a debate-driven network organisation, and part of a broader international network founded in 1957, that facilitates dialogue and promotes knowledgesharing at a global scale. SID NL sharpens the thinking on international development by creating a platform for discussion for different stakeholders and opinion-makers. www.sid-nl.org

NCDO (National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development) is a Dutch expertise and advisory centre for citizenship and international cooperation. www.ncdo.nl

Supporting organisations’ developments In 2011, the new role of NCDO as a knowledge institute demanded a major transformation. For the coming years NCDO remains committed to supporting the work of the Worldconnectors, as does SID NL.

worldconnectors 2011

Photos:

Ed Lonnee, UNPhoto

Photo selection: Rosalie de Bruijn

With special thanks to:

Alide Roerink, Pamela Moore, Peter Heintze, Herman Wijffels, Sylvia Borren, Willemijn Aerdts, Lynn Zebeda, Eelco Keij

Themes & Events 2012 In 2012, the Worldconnectors will continue to work on previous themes. As in previous years, the World­ connectors will be active in many ways in order to stimulate dialogue and to draw the wider public into the debate on global issues. Keep an eye on the calendar on www.world­­connectors.nl to see when debates, conferences and other events take place!

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