October 18th, 2018
Belgium adheres to international engagements against sexual misconduct in the aid sector
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo endorsed today a number of international engagements to step up the efforts against sexual misconduct in the international aid sector. The engagements were signed in the margins of the international high-level meeting “Putting People First” which took place today in London.
October 17th, 2018
#EndPovertyDay: Belgium second most efficient donor in the fight against extreme poverty
Belgium is the second most efficient donor in the fight against extreme poverty. This is the conclusion of the respected Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in their recent report: “Financing the end of extreme poverty”. Our country ranks right behind Ireland, but ahead of Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden and Finland. The focus on least developed countries and the strengthening of aid effectiveness has been one of the priorities of the Belgian development cooperation…
October 12th, 2018
Celebration Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman
Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the Occassion of the Celebration of Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman - Ghent University, 12 October 2018
October 10th, 2018
Hackers target the Sustainable Development Goals
In October and November 2018, the Belgian development agency Enabel organizes ‘Hack the Goals’, a series of six hackathons in five partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation. Creative teams in Senegal, Niger, Palestine, Morocco, and Uganda will look for new and innovative solutions for development challenges. Alexander De Croo, Minister of Development Cooperation and for the Digital Agenda, is thrilled: “The future is digital, also in terms of development. The…
October 4th, 2018
Alexander De Croo hands out three awards “Digital for Development”.
An online video platform with training videos for farmers, mobile healthcare campaigns through gaming and an app for mobile money. These are the three winners of the Price “Digital for Development (D4D)”. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo handed out the D4D-award – Digital for Development – a biannual initiative of the Royal Museum for Central Africa with the support of the Belgian Department for Development Cooperation and…