This afternoon will provide the unique opportunity to get acquainted and build long-term relations with the international student population at the Institute, and our 14,500 alumni worldwide via webcast.
UNESCO-IHE’s students and alumni at are all mid-career professionals, some hold prominent positions, in the field of water.
They originate from developing countries and countries in transition in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This is the ideal opportunity to proactively generate future business opportunities in these countries.
UNESCO-IHE is looking for companies and organizations to do an elevator pitch, which will be webcast, and present themselves at the Meet & Greet market.
Do you think your organization has value to UNESCO-IHE’s future alumni? Would you like to pitch your organization, and share information at a designated stand, please send an email to alumni[at]unesco-ihe.org with the subject ‘UNESCO-IHE Alumni Day’. You will then be contacted with more information.
Plenary session (webcast*) | 17.30 hrs
Word of welcome
Prof. Stefan Uhlenbrook
Director Academic Affairs UNESCO-IHE
‘What it means to be a UNESCO-IHE alumnus’
Maher Abu Madi, PhD
UNESCO-IHE MSc & PhD alumnus
Director Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University
‘Working with UNESCO-IHE as a public organization’
dr. Ir. K.P. Groen
Head of International Coordination Division
Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat)
‘Working with UNESCO-IHE as a private company’
Mrs. Zwannieta Speelman
Manager Sales & Marketing
Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment
Official launch Alumni Day
Ms. Maria Laura Sorrentino
Alumni Officer, UNESCO-IHE
Meet & Greet market (webcast*) | 18.00 hrs
- Elevator pitches water sector companies | moderated by Greet Vink, Business Director
- Dutch water sector companies Meet & Greet market Future Water Leaders at the market
Reception | 19.00 hrs
*The webcast will be available through this link from 19.00 hrs. On Friday morning, the webcast will be embedded in a news article on the homepage of UNESCO-IHE's website.