February 13-14, 2018: Australasian Aid Conference 2018 takes place in Canberra

The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University has announced details of the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference, held in partnership with The Asia Foundation. Over 500 people are expected to attend, including researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and beyond, as well as students and practitioners working on international development policy. Australia's Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Penny Wong, is the opening speaker. The keynote address will be made by Nancy Birdsall, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at the Centre for Global Development in Washington.

An early bird discount on registration is available until December 1, 2017.

Location: Canberra

Event website - Crawford University


February 15-16, 2018: University of Queensland holds workshop on Pacific health governance

The University of Queensland School of Public Health, Abt Associates, TNC Pacific Consulting, and the Centre for Policy Futures jointly hold a two-day workshop on Pacific health governance. The event aims to attract experts from the Pacific countries and territories to focus on how to provide the best research to meet the Pacific’s health needs. It seeks to generate joint projects in health research and innovation, underpinned by the SDGs.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Website - Eventbrite


July 1-5, 2018: World’s first malaria congress takes place in Melbourne

The inaugural World Congress on Malaria aims to unify and inspire the malaria community around a common sense of purpose, with a perspective that links malaria to the wider objectives of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Session topics include innovation for the elimination of malaria, encouraging goal-driven leadership, and putting people at the center of malaria elimination. Organizers include senior representatives from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, and the Burnet Institute, as well as the regional malaria initiative APLMA.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website - World Malaria Congress

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