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1 Got a great business idea?

Are you an entrepreneur based in The Netherlands with a great idea to start a company in Africa, but could use some help to realize your dream? Then join the new Making Africa Work initiative! This year, 40 entrepreneurs from The Netherlands will receive support in establishing a new company in five specific African countries.

2 Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Aeres University of Applied Sciences is very pleased to announce a number of new or renewed programmes in the field of food security and food safety which are eligible for the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes.


Course date: 27 September – 15 December 2017. This is an international course for the public and private sectors involved in energy efficiency and environmental protection in industries. The EMSI course discusses modern approaches to energy management encompassing both technical and non-technical aspects on the firm and policy levels. There is a focus on energy management tools to improve energy efficiency emphasizing that these improvements provide a win-win situation for small- and medium-scale industries.

4 Nuffic Scholarship Opportunities

The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (EP-NUFFIC) offers fellowships to participate in training courses in The Netherlands. The aim is to promote capacity building within organisations in eligible countries via training and education for professionals. This is initiated and (almost) fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.

5 Internship in the Netherlands for talented young artists.

Every year, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam) offers an international residency program for young professional international artists.

6 NFP Tailor-Made Training programme 2017

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building by providing training and education for professionals. The NFP was initiated and is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. EP-Nuffic is responsible for the management of the NFP.

7 Notice to the public

Various media have published articles on the dismantlement of a fake US and Dutch embassy in Accra, run by a criminal network that provided fake travel documents. The Embassy of The Netherlands in Accra is in close contact with the Ghanaian authorities and other involved international partners on the course of the investigation concerning this illegal practice.

8 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.

9 22 member trade delegation from Ghana visits the Netherlands – June 12-17, 2016

22 Businessmen and women from Ghana visited The Netherlands during a trade mission that occurred in mid-June. They attended the Greentech agricultural trade fair in Amsterdam, visited several companies and sowed the seeds for numerous trade deals. Their message: Ghana wants to do more business with The Netherlands.