De Tropen café-restaurant

Entrepreneurship College #10 – SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities

Every second Thursday of the month, we organize lectures around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Our guest speakers are academic experts and entrepreneurs working in the field of the SDGs. They discuss root causes, challenges, relevant theories and important stakeholders. But foremost, they talk about the role of innovation and entrepreneurship, if we want to reach the goals by 2030.

So join us, go back to school and immerse yourself in knowledge for sustainability!

Income inequality is on the rise—the richest 10 percent have up to 40 percent of global income whereas the poorest 10 percent earn only between 2 to 7 percent. If we take into account population growth inequality in developing countries, inequality has increased by 11 percent.

Income inequality has increased in nearly everywhere in recent decades, but at different speeds. It’s lowest in Europe and highest in the Middle East.

These widening disparities require sound policies to empower lower income earners, and promote economic inclusion of all regardless of sex, race or ethnicity.

Income inequality requires global solutions. This involves improving the regulation and monitoring of financial markets and institutions, encouraging development assistance and foreign direct investment to regions where the need is greatest. Facilitating the safe migration and mobility of people is also key to bridging the widening divide.

The announcement of our guest speakers will be coming very soon! In the meantime, register for your place to attend the Entrepreneurship College #10.


17.15 – 17.30 Entrance in De Tropen (doors close 17.30 sharp)
17.30 – 19.00 Lecture and Q&A
19.00 – 20.00 Happy Hour: drinks, networking and exchange of ideas 🙂

After registration, the lectures are freely accessible.

Since the event is sold-out every month, a quick note for those who are unable to join us after all. Please cancel your Eventbrite order, so someone else gets the opportunity to take your place. Just go to “your tickets” on the website and click “cancel order”. Thanks!

You can access De Tropen by two entrances: at Mauritskade 64 and through the terrace at the Oosterpark. The lecture takes place in the Subtropen, a room adjacent to the café.