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mw. dr. E. (Edith) van Ewijk

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Afdeling Geografie, Planologie en Internationale Ontwikkelingsstudies

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    1001 NC Amsterdam
  • Putting heads together: knowledge brokering and co-creation in Food & Business Research

    Edith van Ewijk (Dr.) started a postdoc position 1st of September 2017 titled ‘Putting heads together: knowledge brokering and co-creation in Food & Business Research’. The research is supervised by Mirjam Ros-Tonen at the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies. The project is funded by NWO-WOTRO under the Science for Using Research Programme (SURe).


    About the postdoc research

    Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP)-funded research embarks on knowledge-co-creation in transdisciplinary consortia. However, it is insufficiently clear what contextual factors and institutional dynamics affect multi-actor and cross-sector learning; and whether it leads to knowledge uptake including research uptake and sustainable institutional change. This project aims to unravel knowledge brokering, learning and knowledge co-creation in two F&BKP consortia and their networks.

    Systematic literature review and comparative action research will generate insight into (i) how knowledge co- creation and learning processes are organised; (ii) how and under what conditions knowledge co- creation involving local people’s tacit knowledge, practitioners’ experiential knowledge, and researchers’ generalized knowledge can lead to better research uptake; and (iii) the prospects of institutionalising the processes after project closure. Focusing on the practitioners-driven TREEFARMS project, Ghana (applied research) and the researchers-driven Inclusive Value Chain Collaboration project in Ghana and South Africa (integrated programme), the project compares knowledge co-creation and learning between countries and from two different entry points for transdisciplinary research, while connecting those to the F&BKP as a third learning platform. Deliverables include a systematic literature review on knowledge brokering/co-creation and joint learning in transdisciplinary contexts; insights into how these processes materialise within the F&BKP; and a framework for implementation in other contexts. Results will be published in peer- reviewed articles and tailor-made outputs.


    Knowledge brokering; knowledge co-creation; cross-level/multi-actor learning; research uptake; transdisciplinary research



    Edith van Ewijk holds a PhD focusing on knowledge exchange and mutual learning in municipal partnerships (UvA) and has ample experience in evaluation and policy oriented research. She has worked as senior researcher at Kaleidos Research/ NCDO foundation, freelance consultant, policy advisor (Habitat Platform/ Association of Netherlands municipalities) and consultant (Arcadis).

    She is currently also a partner of ‘Wereld in Woorden, Global Research & Reporting’.


    Selection of publications

    Academic publications – articles in refereed journals (2009-2016)

    Van Ewijk, E. (2016). Engaging migrants in translocal partnerships: the case of Dutch-Moroccan and Dutch- Turkish municipal partnerships, Population, Space & Place Vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 382– 395

    Van Ewijk, E. & G. Nijenhuis (2015). Translocal activities of local governments and migrant organizations. In: Garcés-Mascareñas, B. & R. Penninx (Eds): Integration Processes and policies in Europe, IMISCOE.

    Van Ewijk, E., Baud, I.S.A., Bontenbal, M., Hordijk, M., Lindert, P. van, Nijenhuis, G. and G. van Westen (2014). Capacity development through municipal international cooperation: policy mobility at work? Urban Studies online, first published online on March 31, 2014 as

    Van Ewijk, E. (2013), Between local governments and communities, knowledge exchange and learning in Dutch-Moroccan and Dutch-Turkish municipal partnerships, PhD dissertation, University of Amsterdam.

    Van Ewijk, E. (2012), Window on the Netherlands – Mutual learning in Dutch- Moroccan and Dutch- Turkish municipal partnerships, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie Vol. 103, No. 1, pp. 101–109.

    Van Ewijk, E. & I.S.A. Baud (2009). Partnerships between Dutch municipalities and municipalities in countries of migration to the Netherlands ; knowledge exchange and mutuality, Habitat International 33 (2009) 218-226.

    Evaluation reports (2015-2016)

    Kaleidos Research & International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University (2017). Evaluation of Share-Net International, The Knowledge Platform on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Amsterdam: Kaleidos Research.

    Kaleidos Research & International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University (2016). Access, services, knowledge (ASK) – YEA Alliance, End of programme evaluation, synthesis report. Amsterdam: Kaleidos Research

    Kaleidos Research & International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University (2016). Unite for Body rights (UFBR) -SRHR alliance, end of programme evaluation, synthesis report. Amsterdam: Kaleidos Research

    Selection of other publications (2015 – 2017)

    Van Ewijk, E. & E. Boonstoppel (2017). DEEL F. KENNISINSTELLINGEN in: Eerste Nederlandse SDG rapportage, Nederland ontwikkelt duurzaam. Uitgevoerd door Kaleidos Research in opdracht van NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, mei 2017

    Van Ewijk, E., R. Kamphof, T. Maas & M. van Gent (2017). Shifting Roles - the impact of the Dutch Aid and Trade Agenda on Dutch Actors, Kaleidos Research/ NCDO Foundation.

    Ready for Change (2016). Beyond Cotonou: European Development Cooperation after 2020: A perspective for CSOs, The Ready for Change consortium of Partos, Foundation Max van der Stoel (FMS) and Woord & Daad, written by Ries Kamphof and Edith van Ewijk

    LANDac (2016). Land governance in the context of urbanisation and climate change: Linking the rural and the urban 30 June – 1st of July 2016, Utrecht, the Netherlands, Conference report, Edith van Ewijk, with contributions of Charlotte Ehrhardt, Kaleidos Research.

    Van Ewijk, E. (2016). PFD research: National strategies supporting the implementation of Agenda 2030, the Netherlands (Report), Policy Forum on Development

    Short (online) articles (2013-2016)

    Van Ewijk, E. & H. Ariëns (2015). Paul Polman: 2 miljard mensen bewust maken, interview Paul Polman, Werelddoelen op naar 2030, OneWorld magazine, nummer 7, September 2015.

    Van Ewijk, E. & R. de Bruijn (2013). The Broker: Civil Society consultations; worth de effort or window dressing?, The Broker.

    Coordinating and editing various research articles for OneWorld and writing various articles (>30) for OneWorld: including articles on global health, millennium development goals, sustainable development and SRHR. See for an overview: http://www.oneworld.nl/auteur/edith-van-ewijk


  • Publicaties


    • van Ewijk, E. (2016). Engaging Migrants in Translocal Partnerships: the Case of Dutch-Moroccan and Dutch-Turkish Municipal Partnerships. Population Space and Place, 22(4), 382-395 . https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.1872 [details]
    • van Ewijk, E., & Nijenhuis, G. (2016). Translocal activities of local governments and migrant organizations. In B. Garcés-Mascareñas, & R. Penninx (Eds.), Integration Processes and Policies in Europe: Contexts, Levels and Actors (pp. 127-145). (IMISCOE research series). Cham: Springer Open. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21674-4_8 [details]


    • Baud, I., Hordijk, M., van Lindert, P., Nijenhuis, G., van Westen, G., van Ewijk, E., & Bontebal, M. (2010). Towards improved local governance through strengthened local government: evaluation of the LOGO South Programme 2007-2010. The Hague: VNG-International. [details]
    • van Ewijk, E., & van Lindert, P. (2010). Draagvlakversterking in Nederland en gemeentelijke ontwikkeling in Nicaragua: de bijdrage van stedenbanden en het Landelijk Beraad Nederland-Nicaragua. Amsterdam; Utrecht: Universiteit van Amsterdam; Universiteit Utrecht. [details]
    • van Ewijk, E., van Lindert, P., & Salinas, A. (2010). Draagvlakversterking via stedenbanden. In N. van Niekerk, & K. Mastwijk (Eds.), IOB Evaluatie: evaluatie van de activiteiten van de medefinancieringsorganisaties in Nicaragua (pp. 68-83). (IOB Evaluatie). Den Haag: Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. [details]


    • van Ewijk, E. (23-08-2018). De band tussen Nijmegen en Gaziantep is verbroken [Print] Nederlands Dagblad. De band tussen Nijmegen en Gaziantep is verbroken.


    • van Ewijk, E. (speaker) (21-6-2010). Knowledge exchange on local governance in municipal partnerships - the case of Haarlem (the Netherlands) and Emirdağ (Turkey), Paper presented at the 8th Development Dialogue “Knowledges for development, development for Knowledges”, The Hague.
    • van Ewijk, E. (speaker) & Baud, I. S. A. (speaker) (11-4-2008). Knowledge exchange and mutual learning in decentralized international cooperation: partnerships between Dutch municipalities and municipalities in migrant countries, Paper presented at the Research seminar City-to-City cooperation, International Development Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
    • van Ewijk, E. (speaker) & Bontenbal, M. (speaker) (15-2-2008). City-to-city cooperation and the MDGs - policies & practices in the Netherlands, City-to-city from an academic perspective, Paper presented at the International Symposium on City-to-City Partnerships in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa, Stellenbosch, South Africa.


    • van Ewijk, E. (participant) (10-6-2008). Organiser of panel at the CERES Summerschool, Amsterdam. The resilient City- developing civil society participation and partnership (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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