Virtual NL Alumni Event Southern Africa

Thursday 17 Jun 2021, 18:00 - 19:30
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On Thursday 17 June we look forward to gathering online with our alumni in the south of the African* continent for a programme of inspiration and networking.

On behalf of the Dutch universities, Nuffic Neso South Africa and the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Africa, we would like to invite you to a virtual NL alumni get-together on Thursday 17 June from 18.00 - 19.30 (SAST).

*Alumni from Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are invited to join'.

We have an interesting programme for you starting with a word of welcome by Sebastiaan Messerschmidt, Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town, and Huba Boshoff, Chief Representative Officer of Nuffic Neso South Africa.

Next up will be an inspiring keynote speech by Tania Habimana and Desiree Brouwer, co-founders of Nonzēro Africa and alumni of RSM, Erasmus University, who will share their insights into innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

After the keynote you will get together with your university in a break-out session followed by a plenary toast with everyone in the meeting and another round of virtual networking.

There is ample time to ask your questions and reconnect with your alma mater, fellow Erasmus University Rotterdam alumni, and alumni from other Dutch universities in your region.

Please find the preliminary programme below:

  • 5.50 pm ‘Doors’ open
  • 6.00 pm Opening by host on behalf of all Dutch universities
  • 6.05 pm Welcome by Consul-General Sebastiaan Messerschmidt
  • 6.15 pm Introduction on Nuffic Neso South Africa by Huba Boshoff
  • 6.20 pm Keynote by Tania Habimana and Desiree Brouwer of Nonzēro Africa
  • 6.40 pm Q&A
  • 6.55 pm Updates from your alma mater (per university)
  • 7.10 pm Central toast
  • 7.15 pm Networking in small groups
  • 7.30 pm End event

Alumni and alumni officers from the following universities will participate:
Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, IHE Delft, Maastricht University, Nyenrode, Rotterdam School of Management, Tilburg University, University of Groningen, Utrecht University and Wageningen University & Research.

We have limited capacity in our digital meeting room. So please let us know that you are joining by registering via the form below by Tuesday 15 June. You will then receive the Zoom link on the day before the event.

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