The Dutch Knowledge Platforms

Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law

The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law (the Platform) aims to jointly explore innovative approaches to emerging challenges in the field of security and rule of law in fragile and conflict affected contexts.

Share-net Netherlands

Share-Net Netherlands is one of the country hubs of Share-Net International. The platform aims to strengthen linkages between actors and fields through sharing, generating, and promoting the use of knowledge in Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights policies and practices.


KUNO is the Platform for Humanitarian Knowledge Exchange in the Netherlands. Tis space facilitates knowledge sharing and reflection. In this way, KUNO helps the Dutch humanitarian sector to innovate and jointly meet challenges of the future.


The INCLUDE Knowledge Platform is a Dutch-African platform that promotes evidence-based policymaking on inclusive development in Africa through research, knowledge sharing and policy dialogue.

Netherlands Food Partnership

The Netherlands Food Partnership is the successor of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. NFP connects people and supports agri-food initiatives to make food systems more economically, socially and environmentally viable.

Recent News

What is the aim of the knowledge platforms?

The knowledge platforms were set up in 2011 on the initiative of former state secretary for foreign[…]

What do the knowledge platforms do?

There are five knowledge platforms, four of which are concerned with the main themes of Dutch policy[…]

How are the platforms structured?

On the knowledge platforms, researchers from the Netherlands and developing countries work together with companies, NGOs and[…]

Can I participate in a platform?

The platforms are open, independent, often virtual, groups with variable membership. All parties, preferably organized in a[…]

What is the role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassies?

The ministry took the initiative to set up the knowledge platforms and is responsible for funding and[…]

What do the knowledge platforms do in practice?

All the knowledge platforms have initiated activities. They have different structures and working methods. Some of the[…]

What happens to the results of research and knowledge exchange?

All knowledge gathered and produced by the platforms is ploughed back into policy-making and implementation and other[…]

How is the research funded?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes funds available for contracting out research, as well as for small[…]

How is the research conducted?

Requests for tenders for research proposals are issued by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) on[…]

Isn’t there already enough research?

There is already a lot of research, but the knowledge it generates is by no means always[…]