July 23, 2015

Consultants from NewForesight, led by Joost Gorter, were tasked to facilitate dialogues among the various departments within the ministry to create a unified vision and strategy on sustainable trade. The aim was to bring coherence to the ministry’s wide range of initiatives.

The internal strategy document that resulted from these efforts was adopted by the minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in June 2015.

NewForesight was chosen to facilitate this exercise both for its knowledge of sustainable trade as well as its experience in facilitating strategy development.

“One of the specialties of NewForesight is their ability to create an enabling environment for strategic thinking in a very short time and with limited resources,” said Lucas Vreuls, policy officer for sustainable trade at the ministry.

NewForesight has been a partner of the Dutch Foreign Ministry in several studies and program development projects.