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Dutch Visitors Programme (DVP) on Food Security (DVP-III 2018)

Deadline for professors at UNALco: 7 December 2017.

The Dutch Visitors Programme (DVP) for high potentials is a programme that is organised by the Dutch Government, for which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible. This 10 day programme aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands through the exchange of professional and personal experiences between participants and their Dutch colleagues. The organisation of the visits is executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

The DVP is specially designed for talented people from  emerging countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, the Gulf States (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman), India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam.

In each programme eight people from different countries participate. These high potentials are talented, entrepreneurial and internationally oriented individuals with a background in government, politics, business, media, education or science. They are aged between 27 and 35, preferably in possession of a Master’s degree, fluent in English and active in a field or discipline relevant to the Netherlands.

The DVP-III 2018 subject will be Food Security and Agriculture. The programme will be held 8-18 April 2018.

It is not possible for individuals to apply for the DVP. Instead, the Netherlands Embassy in the respective countries can propose candidates who are willing to participate  in the DVP. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague makes the final selection of eight participants per programme.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia will propose, among its professors, candidates to the Embassy of the Netherlands in Colombia.

Those interested in participating in this programme must send their respective CVs (certifying their expertise on the subject of the programme) with a copy of their national identity cards (cédula de ciudadanía or equivalent) indicating their date of birth, and an English language proficiency certificate* at olamayag@unal.edu.co until 7 December 2017 at 17:00 (5:00 p. m.) Colombian time.

* The English language proficiency certificate will not be necessary for those professors with English as their mother language nor for professors who have studied/majored/graduated from English-language programmes or done research in English-speaking institutions/countries.

[Boletín UN Investiga 372, 30 de noviembre de 2017]

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