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Dutch Caribbean Research Week

In the week of 14-18 June 2021, NWO is organizing the Dutch Caribbean Research Week.

Registration for this week is closed.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at caribbean2021@nwo.nl.

This first time we’re organizing a programme in which we highlight a number of studies, bring the community together, present an advisory report and launch our joint online community platform. Due to the time difference, the program will take place in the morning in the Dutch Caribbean and in the afternoon in the Netherlands. We look forward to welcoming you digitally.

Overview of the programme

Monday 14 June 14:15 – 16:35 hrs CEST
Opening by Marcel Levi, chair NWO and Marjan Hammersma secretary-general Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Followed by scientific presentations by Francio Guadeloupe, Ashley Duits, Antonio Báez and Mark Vermeij. Moderated by Stacey Mac Donald.
Tuesday (you cannot register for this day)
“Science Week” in schools. Researchers talk to students about science and research.
Wednesday 16 June 14:15 – 16:20 hrs CEST (the programme on Wednesday is in Dutch)
Presentation of the Bijker-Wuite report on the future of the CNSI. The report will be handed over to the minister of Education, Culture and Science by Wiebe Bijker. Jorien Wuite will introduce the session. After a short speech by the minister, Paul Comenencia will lead a debate on ‘ the Future of Caribbean research: opportunities and challenges’ with Samira Rafaela, Gert Oostindie, Soraya Verstraeten, Antonio Báez and Wiebe Bijker.
Thursday – Friday 17/18 June 14:15 – 17:30 hrs CEST
Online two-day scientific symposium organized in collaboration with CARAF.
The symposium consists of plenary presentations of Rocca Chin-On, Julian Isenia, Eric Mijts and Shacara Blake,  poster presentations, pitches, speed dates and spatial chat. An online community platform will also be launched during the symposium on Friday. Moderated by Tanja Fraai.

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