Successful information and network meeting on Caribbean Research

About 100 participants from academia (incl. students, young researchers, established PIs) and quite a few other organisations such as public authorities, NGO's and companies attended the NWO meeting on Caribbean Research which was held in The Hague on 21 June 2019.

Three inspiring, young speakers shared their enthusiasm for scientific work in the Caribbean as well as lots of valuable experiences and personal insights. NWO updated the public on recent changes to its granting rules and on the new phase of the Caribbean Research Program. Tanja Fraai from WeConnect moderated the meeting.

During the break and after the end of the official program, the participants made ample use of the networking opportunities offered by this meeting. The event was broadcasted by livestream.

From left to right: Wim van den Doel, Josef F. Stuefer, Lisa Becking, Mariëlle Osinga, Stacey Mac Donald, Niels van den Berg, Arnold Lubbers and Tanja Fraai

From left to right: Wim van den Doel, Josef F. Stuefer, Lisa Becking, Mariëlle Osinga, Stacey Mac Donald, Niels van den Berg, Arnold Lubbers and Tanja Fraai

Where:                 Dutch Research Council (NWO); room 300
                              Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, The Hague
When:                   Friday 21 June 2019, 13:00-17:00 hrs
Language:            English
Live stream:         https://openwebcast.nl/?p=6517
Information:        caribbean@nwo.nl 
Moderated by:    Tanja Fraai

Programme

13:00                Registration
13:30                Introduction by Tanja Fraai (WeConnect)
Revised NWO granting rules: new opportunities for Caribbean researchers & universities
13:40                Opening by Prof. Wim van den Doel (member of
                          the NWO Executive Board, member of the
                          NWO-Programme Committee for Caribbean
                          Research, presentation-pdf)
13:55                Video message by Prof. Dr. Glenn Thodé (member
                          of the NWO-Programme Committee for Caribbean
                          Research, Rector of the University of Aruba)
                         
14:05                New NWO granting rules: overview & general
                          principles by Dr. Niels van den Berg (NWO
                          programme officer, presentation-pdf),
                          followed by …
Q&A with Dr. Niels van den Berg, Dr. Arnold Lubbers, Dr. Josef Stuefer (NWO programme officers)
Caribbean research: inspiring examples & personal views
14:30                Stacey Mac Donald (PhD student, Leiden
                          University, presentation-pdf)
14:45                Mariëlle Osinga (PhD student, University of
                          Groningen, presentation-pdf)
15:00                Coffee & tea break
15:30                Lisa Becking ((Assistant professor Wageningen
                          University, member of the Young Academy,
                          presentation-pdf)
New developments regarding the NWO Caribbean Research Programme
15:45                Preliminary plans for the new phase of the NWO
                          Caribbean Research Programme by Dr. Josef Stuefer
                          (NWO Programme Manager Caribbean Research,
                          presentation-pdf) followed by …
Q&A with Dr. Josef Stuefer, Dr. Niels van den Berg, Dr. Arnold Lubbers (NWO program officers)
16:15                Closing remarks, by Tanja Fraai followed by ....
Drinks

The meeting was broadcast via livestream. The recordings can be viewed on YouTube
or at https://openwebcast.nl/?p=6517  

Some press coverage of the meeting (in Dutch):