On 29 May, we will discuss how chatbots could support sustainable development.


How can chatbots allow us to communicate more directly with (local) communities?  During this session you will explore possible relevant applications of chatbot technology for sustainable development and your organisation together with Anne-Haaksman de Koster (Free Press Unlimited) and Thomas Baar (HumanityX).


We will  showcase the testing of chatbot applications with local communities in Sudan together with Free Press Unlimited, as well as in Kakuma (Kenya) together with the World Food Programme and HumanityX.


In 2018, The Spindle and HumanityX (Centre for Innovation of Leiden University) collaborate in organising a series of monthly inspirational working sessions for our mutual communities! In these sessions we’ll explore the relevance of (technological) trends for the future of development cooperation. The sessions are high in energy and always involve an expert. See what’s going on and get more grip on the implications and ideas that would work!


What can you expect?

  • Increasing understanding of new (technology) trends
  • Identifying potential applications and use cases with real-life examples
  • Knowing how to get started in leveraging these opportunities for your organisation
  • Knowing trajectories to bring ideas further, the networks and methods to do so


You can register following this link:



Date: 29 May 2018

Time: 15:30 – 18.00 with networking drinks to follow!
Location: The Hague Humanity HubFluwelen Burgwal 58, The Hague