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Meet and Greet sessions

Meet and greet sessions are organised when an IOB staff member is visiting a country where many IOB alumni are residing. The meet and greet session is hosted by an IOB professor and is open to all IOB alumni living or working near. IOB will cover the costs of the gathering (drinks) and will bring along some alumni and IOB promotion / information material. Unfortunately transportation costs to and from the meet and greet session cannot be reimbursed. 
We hope to see you all there!

Upcoming meet and greets | activities

November 2017
Nathalie Holvoet and Sara Dewachter will host a meet an greet session in Kampala, Uganda. Date and logistical information will be confirmed later on.

 

Have a look at the photo's of the Meet and Greet sessions.

Past meet and greet sessions

20 & 21 august 2017
IOB alumni seminar: reception & (free) workshops Mzumbe University, Morogoro, Tanzania
This seminar will consist of a social event (reception & dinner) on Sunday evening and for those interested several workshop training sessions and a poster reception is being organized on Monday. Further information will follow.

4 August 2017
Johan Bastiaensen hosted an informal alumni meet and greet session in Nitlapan Nicaragua

For those alumni or students who have not yet attended a meet and greet session, it is an informal get together among IOB former students, staff and also current or future IOB students. The purpose is to get to know each other and share information in a very informal setting.
However as you might already know, through its Going Global programme, IOB is investing even more than before in globalizing its partnerships. At IOB, we think that our alumni are key partners in this partnership!
To be able to forge and sustain networks with and among our alumni in a more structured way, IOB would like to invest in starting up in-country alumni chapters in selected countries, among which also Nicaragua

28 april 2017
A session on ‘Life after IOB’ will be organized. The session is meant for IOB students, alumni and staff interested in finding out more about opportunities with regard to PhD studies, internships, vacancies and more. At 17:00 a reception will also be organized so alumni and current students can interact.

30 March 2017
Mr. Guggi Laryea (alumnus 1996) will present ‘ The World Bank: History and current role from an insider’s perspective’ during a lunch seminar at IOB. Guggi works at the World Bank (Brussels Office) as European Civil Society and European Parliament Relations Lead and External and Corporate Relations.

July or August 2016 Prof. Nathalie Holvoet hosteda meet and greet session (during her family holiday) in Hanoi, Vietnam.
June 2016 Prof. Germán Calfat hosted an alumni meet and greet session in Quito, Ecuador.
31 May 2016 On 31 May, a session on ‘Life after IOB’ was organized. The session was meant for IOB students and alumni interested in finding out more about opportunities with regard to PhD studies, internships, vacancies, etc.
31 May 2016 One former IOB student was invited to come to IOB to present his work to all IOB students and staff.
17 March 2016 

Rose Mutumba (IOB alumna) presented some of her work with regard to children with special needs in Uganda. More information: Angle’s centre for children with special needs

26 February 2016 Prof. Johan Bastiaensen hosted an alumni meet and greet session in Managua, Nicaragua on 26 February 2016.
25 June 2015, Antwerp, Belgium.  An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in Antwerp, Belgium on Thursday the 25th of June in Antwerp. 
27 March 2015, Kigali, Rwanda.  An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday the 27th of March 2015. Dr. Bert Ingelaere hosted the meet and greet session in hotel Umubano in Kaciyru.

8 February 2015, Bujumbura, Burundi. An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in Burundi on Sunday the 8 th of February 2015. Prof Stef Vandeginste hosted the meet and greet session in Hotel La Palmeraie in Bujumbura.

3 October 2014, Yaoundé, Cameroun. IOB alumni Meet and greet, The Meet and greet session will be hosted by Dr. Rogers Orock on Friday the 3rd of October 2014 at 6 p.m. @ café La dolce Vita.

5 December 2014, Manila, Philippines. IOB alumni seminar. IOB professor, PhD students , alumni and external speakers will present research papers. Germán Calfat will host this session. More information will be available soon.

Download invitation and call for papers here.

Uganda

February 21, 2014. Uganda- Kampala. Alumni networking event (click here to access the alumni booklet and power point presentation). Sara Dewachter hosted this session at the Fairway hotel, Kampala. Some thirty IOB alumni  participated in the event. Click here to join the Ugandan Alumni FB group or check out the photo’s

Download the presentation here.

Download the Ugandan alumni booklet here.

Tanzania
September 17, 2013. Tanzania - Mzumbe University (Nathalie Holvoet and Katrien Van Aelst). On the occasion of the start of a new programme of institutional cooperation between the Flemish Interuniversity Council and Mzumbe University
Nicaragua 
An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session will be organised in Managua, Nicaragua. Prof. Johan Bastiaensen will host the meet and greet session in the Cocina Doña Haydee : Restaurante principal Managua, Nicaragua.
Kenya
An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in Kenya on Thursday the 19th of April 2012. Prof. Danny Cassimon hosted  the meet and greet session in 'the Mukatan Garden Café (Fairview Hotel) in Nairobi.
Uganda
An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in  Uganda on Sunday the 23rd of October 2011. Prof. Nathalie Holvoet hosted  the meet and greet session in 'the Cayenne' in Kampala.
Benin
An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in Benin on Wednesday the 11th of April 2012.  Prof. Marijke Verpoorten hosted  the meet and greet session in Cotonou.
Ecuador 
An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in  Ecuador on Friday the 7th of October 2011. Prof Germán Calfat hosted  the meet and greet session in Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
Burundi 
An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in  Burundi on Friday the 10 th of June 2011. Prof Filip Reyntjens hosted  the meet and greet session in Hotel Amahoro in Bujumbura.
Democratic Republic of Congo
An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday the 7th of June 2011. Prof. De Herdt and Donatien Kabanga hosted the meet and greet session in ‘Halle de la Gombe' (Café).
Rwanda
An IOB ‘Meet and Greet’ session was organised in Rwanda on Sunday the 5th of June 2011. Prof Holvoet hosted the meet and greet session in Hotel Mille Collines in Kigali.