On Friday the 6th of June the new board of NALACS will host its first seminar and networking event in the upper room of bar-restaurant BAUT on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam (next to the Trouw building). The seminar is entitled ‘Leaving Latin America?’ and will focus on the closing down of the Dutch embassy in La Paz and with it the development cooperation program between the Netherlands and Bolivia.
Anke van Dam of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who had headed the program, and Professor of Development Studies Dirk Kruijt, who has conducted extensive fieldwork in Bolivia and other Latin American countries, will explore the experiences and consequences of closing down an embassy in Latin America and the lessons learned for future development cooperation. For more details, please see the attached flyer, visit www.nalacs.nl or check out the event page on Facebook.
Later that day, in the evening, the Caribbean Creativity Foundation, partner of NALACS, will host the next edition of Yard Vibes, a Caribbean cultural event combining film and music, in De Balie. The event will feature the screening of Journey to Jah, a documentary about European reggae stars Gentleman and Alborosie, and a reggae-dancehall afterparty with a live performance by Verse iTal and DJ sets by various sound systems. For more details, please see the attached flyer, visit www.yardvibes.nlor check out the event page on Facebook.