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The Spindle

Connecting innovators for development

About us


The Spindle connects innovators among Dutch and global actors into an online and offline movement for inclusive, sustainable development. It was initiated by Partos, the association of Dutch NGOs working in international development, in the conviction that there's a huge innovation potential amongst the Dutch organizations and their southern partners.

The Spindle supports ideation, facilitates innovation, showcases successes, monitors trends and builds and facilitates an online and offline community. In light of the trends and existing challenges we decided in consultation with Partos member organisations to focus on civic power, inclusion, new forms of cooperation and the innovative use of data in the development of strategies and the implementation of programs.