the digital divide

Strategic Partner Trip to RDC


Close the Gap invites the CEOs, CIOs and VP Sustainability Directors among its strategic partners and other interested stakeholders to visit this fascinating country in the heart of Africa from 14 to 18 November. VRT (Flemish public television channel) Journalist and Africa expert Peter Verlinden will guide the trip to give interesting historical insights and facts on the current situation. The trip will take place in different locations in and around Kinshasa and in the Bas-Congo. We will visit several medical and educational projects supported by Close the Gap as well as cultural and historical sites.

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Bike to Close the Gap


Love to bike, even more when it is for a good cause? Create your own company team and subscribe to the 4th edition of Bike to Close the Gap, organized by Close the Gap and DNS Belgium.

Proceeds help bridge the digital divide in Belgium by providing high quality computers to Belgian non-profits organizations. On 19 June 2014 your team will have the chance to bike as many laps as possible on the famous Paterberg in the Flemish Ardennes (Belgium). Last year, 276 cyclists from 40 companies participated resulting in over 700 computers being distributed to 50 Belgian organizations.

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Leaders for a day


The Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Europe organises “Leaders for a day” for young promising European talents to meet inspiring leaders in Belgium. Leaders-for-a-Day is about being a role model and offering young people a window on the world of work. It gives them a precious opportunity, early on in their lives, to meet and interact with outstanding people in diverse roles. It’s a day of discovery and inspiration.

Mr. Olivier Vanden Eynde, Founder and Managing Director of Close the Gap will have an inspirational speech about his career and achievements for Close the Gap and WorldLoop. Ms. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, will close this special day.

Strategic partner Day


Close the Gap invites its strategic partners and greatest donor companies to its strategic partner day to exchange on ICT4DEV.