Pre-Conference: September 28th & Main Conference 29th

KIT ROYAL TROPICAL INSTITUTE- Mauritskade 64 1092 AD Amsterdam The Netherlands

Pre-conference on 28th September and Main Conference on 29th September, will take place at Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).

KIT Royal Tropical Institute

After seventeen years of construction the Colonial Institute was finished in 1927. A place created especially for gaining knowledge about the cultures of the Dutch colonies. Later the institute was transformed to KIT Royal Tropical Institute and it has been creating a better world ever since! Since 2017 the institute is the first SDG-House of the Netherlands and offers several office spaces to companies that assist the United Nations in realising the Sustainable Development Goals.

By hosting all sorts of events, such as TEDxAmsterdamWomen, the Future of Health Coverage, the conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations and several medical congresses, the Conferences & Events team of KIT, support the knowledge units of KIT which focus on Global Health, Sustainable Economic Development and Gender.


KIT Gender

KIT Gender is an international team of gender specialists that focuses on gender and rights analysis, integration, capacity development and action research. We work on both stand-alone women’s rights initiatives and addressing gender and rights issues within programs related to health, and social and economic development.

KIT Gender facilitates and documents critical reflection and gender knowledge development. It supports the development of policies and strategies that focus on gender equality outcomes together with partners and clients. We advise and support management to address gender concerns in all aspects of their organisation. KIT Gender also conducts independent evaluations and assessments such as gender audits.

KIT has increased its focus on financial inclusion. To promote financial inclusion, KIT Royal Tropical Institute supports development finance institutions, commercial banks, funds, and impact investors in the public and private sector to shape their offerings and value proposition for women, youth and smallholders.


Awards Dinner: September 29th

Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK, Amsterdam (adjacent to KIT)

The Awards Dinner on 29th September, will take place at Tropen Museum (adjacent building to KIT)


The Tropenmuseum is housed in one of the most beautiful purpose-built museums in the Netherlands. It took more than ten years to construct, due in part to a series of setbacks. The building was officially opened by Queen Wilhelmina on 9 October 1926.


Wherever they are in the world, people all face the same questions about life.

The answers they give to these questions vary and are often culturally determined. However, we are all bound by universal human emotions - and the objects in our collection bear unique witness to this. Each of them tells a human story. With overarching themes like love, mourning, celebration and conflict, they awaken our curiosity about the enormous cultural diversity that enriches the world. These authentic stories are the key to a world in which we are all linked to each other. By actively involving our visitors and stakeholders in collecting, interpreting and sharing these testimonies, we increase the understanding of these mutual bonds. This, in turn, allows us to inspire an open attitude to the world and to help shape a global community. This is our mission. We are a museum about people.


Themes that connect people worldwide