October 22, 2017: Norwegian broadcaster NRK hosts annual fundraiser

Every year the Norwegian broadcaster NRK hosts a fundraiser, a telethon focused on a specific organization or topic. The donations from this year’s fundraising event will be given to UNICEF for its  work  providing education to children affected by war and conflict.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Website - NRK (in Norwegian)

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October 22-25, 2017: IVCO Conference in Seoul

The International Volunteer Cooperation Organisation (IVCO) Conference is the annual event of the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, the most significant network of global volunteer cooperation agencies in the world. The Forum seeks to develop good practices, share information, and enhance cooperation across the international volunteering and development sectors. KOICA, South Korea’s international development agency, hosts the event this year. The main theme is ‘Implementation of the SDGs through transformative partnership in volunteering’.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Event website  IVCO

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October 23 2017: University of Oslo and PRIO co-host memorial seminar on fake news and fact resistance in humanitarian emergencies

The University of Oslo and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) co-organize a seminar in honor of Hans Rosling, world-renowned scholar and founder of Gapminder. The discussion focuses on the challenges of assessing exaggerated numbers, identifying and reaching target populations in humanitarian emergencies, and the implications of 'fake news' on the politics of human development. 

Location: Oslo, Norway

Website - University of Oslo


October 24-25, 2017: Invest in Africa Forum 2017 to be held in Toronto

The Invest Africa Forum brings together over 100 delegates from the private and public sector to discuss and learn about practical strategies for investing in Africa. The Forum provides an opportunity for delegates to network and identify new partnerships and opportunities for North American companies.  Keynote speakers include business and public-sector leaders from Canada and Africa. 

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event page - Eventbrite


October 24, 2017: UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring Report launches

UNESCO releases its second report assessing progress towards UN education targets and accountability around how education is delivered. The 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, entitled “Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments” measures progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG-4). UNESCO is holding events in four cities to mark the launch of the report: Brasilia, Brazil; Nairobi, Kenya; London, United Kingdom; Dakar, Senegal.   

Website – UNESCO

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October 23, 2017: First joint public-private US-Korea economic forum takes place in Seoul

South Korea’s foreign ministry and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) organize the first Korea-US Joint Public-Private Economic Forum (JPPEF) under the theme ‘New Momentum for Mutual Growth’. Sessions focus on current Korea-US economic relations, advancing women’s economic empowerment, and harnessing the power of the digital revolution.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Pre-registration - JPPEF

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October 23-24, 2017: ACGC hosts symposium on achieving the SDGs

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is hosting 'Together 2017', its first annual symposium on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event convenes representatives from the private sector, government, civil society, academia, indigenous peoples, and youth populations to discuss ways for all of Canadian society to work together towards achieving the SDGs.

Location: University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Event website - Together 2017


October 23-24, 2017: Korea-LAC Business Summit held in Seoul

The Korea-Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Business Summit addresses issues such as economic and commercial relations between Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean, investment in quality infrastructure, collaboration in innovation and entrepreneurship, and financing for emerging markets. Private-sector leaders and government officials share perspectives on future opportunities to expand and strengthen economic cooperation between the two regions. The summit also offers opportunities for one-on-one business meetings.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Website - Korea-LAC Business Summit

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October 26, 2017: NABA summit convenes Nordic and African leaders in Oslo

The Nordic-African Business Summit is the Nordic region’s largest business conference focused exclusively on African markets. In 2016 nearly 500 delegates from 25 countries were represented.  

Hosted by the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) and Norfund, the event connects representatives from the Nordic and African private sector, policy makers, and other stakeholders. The 2017 theme is ‘Investing in Africa’s transition – how, not why?’

Location: Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo, Norway

Event website – NABA


October 26, 2017: University of Oslo hosts seminar on the role of military in health care delivery

In the third seminar of the series “Global Health Unpacked”, hosted by University of Oslo (UiO), participants address the potential benefits and risks of military forces being used to deliver health care services during health crises. Speakers include Colin McInnes of Aberystwyth University and Simon Rushton of University of Sheffield. “Global Health Unpacked” is jointly organized by the research group Power and Politics of Global Health, UiO's Centre for Development and the Environment, and the UiO Centre for Global Health.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Website - University of Oslo


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