Building Change


Building Change was established in 2017 in its current form, although the coordinating founding partners (Partos, Foundation Max van der Stoel and Woord en Daad), were already cooperating since 2014 to lobby for policy coherence for sustainable development. It was created due to the insufficient commitment to policy coherence for sustainable development from the Dutch government/parliament.


The coordinating team, with representatives from three founding members, take care of lobbying government/MPs. They meet weekly to discuss progress. Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) is part of the coordinating team as well, although they were not a founding member. Additionally, other team members help with coordinating the organization of events. The coordinating team organises public events for platform members to attend approximately every 3-6 months.

Additional Information

Members of the coalition are actively monitoring Dutch MPs on their work and its connection to the SDGs as part of the the ‘Adopt an SDG campaign’.

Membership Information

Number:  36

Global Justice and Development, Environment, Climate Justice, Tax Justice, Transparency and fight against corruption, Human rights Feminist / Women rights defenders/ Gender discrimination, Farmers and agroecology, Youth , Social, Disabilities and inclusion, Others.

Main benefits for members:
The strong connections that the coalition has built with Dutch politicians and civil servants in the relevant ministries for sustainable development is the biggest opportunity. These connections ensure that the voice of the members can be heard.

Further Information

Sanne Van de Voort:

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