Client: Hivos
Date: October 2013
Location: Rotterdam
Category: Event coverage


Back to back two day Ignite event organized by Hivos on the topic, Open for Change. Fifteen speakers presented daring perspectives and inspiring thoughts on how people all over the world are actively shaping their societies.

These stories came in part from the city of Rotterdam as well as the many far away places where Hivos works, such as india, Central America and Uganda.

Rotterdam, World Port World City, is a young, dynamic, international city which keeps reinventing itself at a rapid pace; redefining and expanding its identity on a daily basis. We exchanged stories of social innovation, heard about new strategies and methods and critically reflected on all this during the two following days. The question to what extent these initiatives trigger social change at large were also further explored during the Open for Change event on 11 and 12 October.