September 22nd, 2017
Alexander De Croo presents MolenGeek to the rest of the world in New York
Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo presents today in New York , at the United Nations, MolenGeek to the rest of the world. MolenGeek is a Molenbeek tech incubator that focuses on young people. They can enhance their digital skills, learn coding and strengthen their digital entrepreneurship. "It's a great example of how to prepare vulnerable youngsters to make up their way in the digital economy."
September 21st, 2017
She Decides: Belgium deploys big data for better access to family planning
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced that Belgium will cooperate with its partner countries, Benin and Senegal, to improve access to family planning services through the use of big data and satellite imagery. Belgian data company Bluesquare and the universities of Brussels and Namur will also participate. Today, Belgium, Benin and Senegal jointly present the partnership at the United Nations in New York.
September 20th, 2017
Belgium puts the humanitarian crisis in the DRC on the international agenda and allocates an additional 6 million euros in humanitarian aid
At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, our country allocates an additional 6 million euros to the alarming humanitarian situation in the DRC. The Minister makes this announcement today in New York, at the occasion of a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit and with UN humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock.
September 19th, 2017
Belgium doubles its investment in humanitarian innovation
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced in New York that Belgium will double its investment in humanitarian innovation next year. The Minister was speaking at New York University in front of a thousand-strong audience at Global Citizen Live!, a musical event with performances by Paul Simon and others.
September 18th, 2017
Speech DPM Alexander De Croo - Columbia University, New York
When people reflect on finance for development, they immediately start talking about Official Development Assistance. Is ODA really the key to unlock development? My proposition today is that it is not.