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How a new Dutch Library transformed into a happening place

Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library) in Alemere, Netherlands, a thriving community hub that looks more like a bookstore than a library.

The New Library transformed itself into a thriving place where people could relax and hang out By Cat Johnson Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, ... Read More »

Amsterdam named 2016 European capital of innovation

Amsterdam named 2016 European capital of innovation

Amsterdam was recognized for its good start-up climate and its sharing economy, as well as the way city officials approach innovation issues. Amsterdam has been chosen as European capital of innovation in the annual iCapital competition organised by the European Commission. Dutch News reported on Friday that the city won the E.C.’s annual iCapital competition, whose prize is €950,000 ($1.082 ... Read More »

Pakistan needs advanced seed potato technology to boost output

Seminar on food security and the future perspectives of potato production held at Faisalabad Agricultural University by Netherlands embassy FAISALABAD (Pakistan) – Renowned Dutch agriculture expert, Romke Wustman, who is visiting Pakistan, has advised the country to ensure use of technology at all stages of potato production from seed to storage as well to improve economic benefit to farmers and other stakeholders. ... Read More »

Dutch Queen Máxima visits Pakistan

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima urges Pakistan to bring the poorest and most marginalized people into the financial system ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrived in Pakistan on a three-day visit today in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). Queen Máxima is visiting Pakistan in support of ... Read More »

ILO and Netherlands to strengthen Pakistan’s labour inspection systems

ILO and Netherlands aims to strengthen labour inspection systems in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands have embarked on a unique  partnership aimed to support the Government of Pakistan, workers and employers organizations in developing measures to revitalise the country’s Labour Inspection machinery. Such improvements are imperative to keep Pakistan’s textile sector attractive internationally, especially given the advantageous trade conditions ... Read More »

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