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Annemarie van de Vijsel

Annemarie van de Vijsel

Annemarie van de Vijsel is currently working as Research Communications Editor at the Utrecht University. Annemarie worked as a knowledge broker for the Broker in the Inclusive Economy Africa and Sahel Watch programmes. She also worked for the knowledge platform INCLUDE and takes care of The Broker's monthly newsletter. Previously she worked on the Employment dossier and the Security & the Rule of Law knowledge platform. Annemarie graduated from a Research Master of International Development Studies and a Master of Journalism and Media at the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Human Geography at Utrecht University. Specializing in research and journalism, her interest lies at the nexus between the two.

Will development be short changed in Europe’s externalized foreign policy?

As development actions are increasingly being brought under the umbrella of top-down security and migration management the EU risks tipping the balance.

Breaking taboos: civic space in Egypt

Despite pressure on civic space, Egyptians are breaking one of the country’s largest taboos.

Security at home and abroad: European support for the G5 Sahel force: Interview with the EU Special Representative for the Sahel

Following up on last year’s interview, The Broker held another exclusive interview with Ángel Losada, the EU Special Representative for the Sahel.

Closing the gap between knowledge and policy: review of the knowledge platforms published

Last month an external learning review of the five Dutch knowledge platforms for global development, several of which The Broker has been involved in, was published. The review shares some important lessons on knowledge brokering. Knowledge brokering – which is defined in the review as “the iterative and interactive process of knowledge creation, exchange and use” – is an essential method in the working process of the platforms. The review concludes that the platforms have put considerable effort into the creation and exchange of knowledge and that the gradual uptake of knowledge brokering by people in and around the platforms has improved the alignment of policy with knowledge.

  • 6 April, 2017

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