10 Tips and Tricks for International Negotiations

Negotiation skills are important in international relations. But how do you negotiate effectively? Unfortunately (though unsurprisingly), there is no universal recipe for success. However, the following ten tips and tricks could prove to be useful when you find yourself at a negotiation table.

“Why Again?” - Intercultural Competences for the Internationally Savvy

On Friday 26th of April, our trainee group from the Advanced Master International Development programme at Radboud University Nijmegen had the opportunity to follow a training in intercultural competences.

Multistakeholder Partnerships: an AMID video

What exactly is this magical tool named an 'MSP'? 38 minds being worth more than two, two AMIDs asked their fellow trainees and future bridge-builders, for their input. Read the blog, and watch the video.

To the ‘empire on which the sun never sets’,

"To the ‘empire on which the sun never sets’, It is I, Abieyuwa Akenzua, writing to you again but this time out of sheer frustration and incandescent with rage." - read this great and original narrative on decolonizing development.

Citizen Initiatives for Global Solidarity

There are citizen initiatives in many different shapes and sizes, with different strengths and weaknesses. Nonetheless, the people involved are generally strongly motivated and committed, and are able to ensure that the money goes where it is supposed to go. And you can help too!

The Role of Private Sector Actors in Development

What exactly is the role of private sector actors in development, and what do they contribute? What is the rationale, and what the risks and dilemmas of getting involved as as business? And what is the criticism om involvement of the private sector?

The Changing Landscape of iNGOs

For the lecture on (international) NGOs by Kees Biekart at ISS, two AMIDs created this infographic.

The Donor Dance

In this blog, Judith and Susan reflect on 'the donor dance' as presented in the lecture on intergovernmental actors in the field of international development. And not in a simple account of the lecture day, but in a infographic drawn by themselves. 


How to exercise power in development practices

Development and power are inherently connected; development is about bringing a positive change and  aims to decrease inequality, both of which are strongly connected to constellations of power. But what is power, actually?

“We are all climate diplomats”

That climate change is an urgent problem that affects us all is not a question, but how do you deal with it? We all have a roll to play, and Ida and Marlies share their insights in this toolkit for climate diplomats.