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9th IAS Conference on HIV research held in Paris

The International AIDS Society (ISA) holds a bi-annual international gathering which convenes 6,000 professionals from around the world to debate the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research. Organized in partnership by the France Recherche Nord & Sud Sida-HIV Hépatites (ANRS), this year’s conference focuses on “moving science into practice and policy”, in particular by discussing improved tools and strategies and highlighting synergies with other fields.

NGOs, think tanks, and research teams often take this opportunity to organize side-events to attract political and media attention.

Location: Paris, France

Website – International AIDS Society

France Global health Global health R&D

July 23, 2017: 'Friends of the Global Fund Europe' hosts side event to IAS Paris

In a partnership with the Global Fund and UNITAID, the Friends of the Global Fund Europe organize a side event to the International Aids Conference in Paris (IAS). The conference, entitled ‘Access to ARV Treatment & HIV/AIDS Care: A Second Wind for a Political Will’, aims to raise awareness about the threats weighing down the course of the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic – namely, the obstacles in ensuring access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and care, and the necessity for sustained political responses.

Information is not available online. Interested participants can register by sending an email to confirmation@afmeurope.org.

Location : Paris, France

Website and contact form - Friends of the Global Fund

France

EuroNGOs asking for testimonies on impact of 'Global Gag Rule'

EuroNGOs, a European network dedicated to promoting universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide, calls for video testimonies detailing the impact of the reinstatement and expansion of the 'Global Gag Rule' in developing countries. The testimonies will be shown during the network's annual conference in Brussels, to give a voice to those who are directly affected by the rule, to foster knowledge on the issue, and to show solidarity.

The deadline to submit a video, which should be no longer than three minutes, is July 31, 2017.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Website - EuroNGOs

EU Global health

August 7-21, 2017: Annual Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations hosts conference in August

The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) organizes the 2017 Asia Conference at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. The conference is set to be the largest by HPAIR to date, and the largest annual student conference in the Asia-Pacific region. It features six panel tracks: environment and sustainability, entrepreneurship and technology, humanitarian affairs, business and the world economy, security and diplomacy, and health and social policy.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - HPAIR

Australia

Aug 7, 2017: ANU hosts forum to evaluate Australian development projects

The Australian National University (ANU) hosts a forum to present two recent evaluations of Australia development programs. The first is an end-of-program review of the ‘Basic Education Assistance for Muslim Mindanao’ program, which involved four implementing partners in the conflict-affected Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, the Philippines. The second evaluation focuses on pandemics and emerging infectious diseases, with the view of strengthening health systems in the Asia-Pacific region.

The seminar is jointly organized by the Development Policy Centre at ANU and the Office of Development Effectiveness within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Speakers include staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the consulting firm Cardno, and the ANU.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Website - ANU

Australia

Annual Crawford Fund agricultural research conference held in Canberra

The Crawford Fund holds its annual agricultural research conference in Canberra on August 7-8, 2017, under the title of ‘Transforming lives and livelihoods – the digital revolution in agriculture’. As the major advocacy event in Australia for international agricultural research, the conference aims to highlight emerging technology and its impacts in a global agricultural context. It demonstrates how digital data can be used to improve decisions on inputs, irrigation, and supply chains, among other areas. 

The Crawford Fund also offers scholarships for young Australians with an interest in international agricultural development to attend the conference. Applications to participate close on June 16, 2017.

Event page - The Crawford Fund 

Australia Agriculture

Aug 7, 2017: CEO of GPE gives lecture on financing global education in Canberra

Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), gives a public lecture at the Australian National University (ANU) on current financing challenges to global education. The speech focuses on global and regional education opportunities and financing challenges, and how GPE is adapting to address them. Other topics include empowering women and girls through education and leveraging education to drive progress on the SDGs. Ms. Albright previously served in the Obama Administration as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and as the Chief Financial and Investment Officer for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Website - ANU

Australia

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017 takes place in Ottawa

From August 9-10, 2017, the International Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Laws (ICIRL), the Center for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University, and the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) jointly host a two-day conference on sustainable development. The conference brings together academics, policy makers, and practitioners to discuss issues in sustainable development, including environment and natural resources, governance, health, and gender equality. 

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event page - OIDA

Canada Agriculture Global health

First debate between Erna Solberg and Jonas Gahr Støre in the run-up to Norwegian elections

In the run-up to the Norwegian elections, to take place in September 2017, the think tank Civita is organizing a debate between candidates. In this breakfast debate, Norway’s current Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Conservative Party) debates with Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the labor party. Topics that are up for discussion include economics, employment, education and healthcare.

Location: Oslo

Website – Civita (in Norwegian)

Norway

August 9-10, 2017: Upcoming conference on sustainable development in Ottawa

The International Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Laws (ICIRL), the Center for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP), and the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) are hosting a two-day conference on sustainable development.  The conference will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss issues in sustainable development, including environment and natural resources, governance, health, and gender equality. 

Website – International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017

Canada