November 22, 2017: ICAD hosts annual meeting to unveil new strategic plan

The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) hosts its annual members’ meeting. In the context of advances in global health and a rapidly changing environment, the meeting unveils ICAD’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and looks ahead to key opportunities for the year to come.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Website - EventBrite


Canada Global health

November 23, 2017: LSE and DFID host lecture on “green, fair, and thriving global economy”

Economist Kate Raworth discusses her new book, ‘Doughnut Economics, Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist’, in a lecture hosted by the London School of Economics and the UK's Department for International Development. Challenging the current economic models and thinking, Raworth, Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, presents her book in discussion with Professor Oriana Bandiera. The discussion is chaired by Professor Duncan Green.

Location: London

Event website – LSE

United Kingdom

November 22, 2017: European Parliament holds high-level conference ahead of Africa-EU Summit

Ahead of the fifth EU-African Union Summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, in November 2017, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani invites high-level officials, experts, stakeholders, and the interested public from Africa and Europe to a one-day conference. The event focuses on relevant topics of interest, including investments for sustainable development, youth, human rights, good governance, and migration and security. The event will also be streamed live online. 

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Website – European Parliament


November 23, 2017: DCDD and Share-Net NL co-host expert meeting on SRHR and disability

The Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development Inclusion Works (DCDD) and Share-Net Netherlands co-host an expert meeting with UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of People with Disabilities, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the context of disability. The event presents case studies on SRHR and disability, as well as policy recommendations to promote inclusion. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts in small-group discussions.

The event marks an opportunity to provide Devandas with insight and recommendations prior to her upcoming meetings with the Dutch Parliament and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

Website - Wo=Men


November 23, 2017: French Development Agency hosts debate on future of the Senegal-Guinea-Bissau region

The Research Institute for Development (IRD) and Assane University Seck de Ziguinchor (UASZ) organize a debate on the future of the transboundary region between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. Hosted by the French Development Agency (AFD), the debate takes place over two round tables: 1) natural resources, populations, and territories, and 2) dynamic societies in the context of changing regional geopolitics.

Registration - Framaforms (in French)


November 24, 2017: Norad hosts debate on NGOs working effectively in education and development

Norad’s evaluation department hosts an event on the report ”How can NGOs get the best results, when supporting education institutions in countries suffering from conflict and crisis.” The debate centers on whether or not short-term funding and unclear priorities prevent long-term results and how organizations can use their internal knowledge and expertise to ensure shared learning. Julia Betts of Norad will present the agency’s main points, and additional speakers include Tone Skogen, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council; Ragnhild Dybdahl, associate professor at Oslo and Akershus University College; and Lillian Prestegard, project manager in the evaluation department at Norad.

Location: Oslo

Event website – Norad

Norway Education

November 23, 2017: RDI Network holds seminar on networking for development impact

The RDI Network and the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, together in collaboration with Sydney-based NGOs and universities, host a seminar on building networks for development impact. The event focuses on developing a strong network of development actors in Sydney in order to better engage in the process leading up to Australia's voluntary national review of its progress on the 2030 Agenda. The forum also discusses potential opportunities for practical action or peer support to effectively engage with Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs or other government agencies in regard to Australia’s commitment to the SDGs.

During the course of the event, RDI launches "How to partner for development research", a practical guide to support NGOs and researchers to engage in fruitful partnerships.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event page - RDI Network


November 23, 2017: SUM hosts conference on Norway-India research partnership

The Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) hosts a conference to examine the Programme for Research Cooperation with India, an initiative at the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The session brings together researchers, policy makers, NGOs, companies, government representatives, and funding agencies to highlight the results of completed research projects, as well as to explore further avenues of cooperation.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website -SUM 



November 27, 2017: Care and Norfund co-host conference on how to achieve SDG number 5 on gender equality

Care and the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) co-host the New Connections conference. The focus is on achieving the UN SDG goal number 5 on gender equality. The conference will address the following questions:

  • How do businesses benefit from promoting women’s leadership?
  • Why are so few women business leaders?
  • How can we change it?

Speakers are invited from all corners of the world to share experiences and perspectives in answering the questions asked.

Location: Oslo

Event website – Care


November 28, 2017: London International Development Centre holds networking event

The London International Development Centre (LIDC) is hosting a career advice and networking event for professionals interested in development policy and NGOs. Speakers include people from LIDC, other NGOs, and consultancies.

Location: London

Event website – Eventbrite

United Kingdom