October 27, 2017: Conference deals with policy coherence and the UN’s 2030 Agenda

French Development Agency AFD is hosting the conference "Policy Coherence, the SDGs and the UN 2030 Agenda: Grappling with policy interactions and transboundary spill-overs in the global economy”. The objective is to identify how policy analysis and framing can contribute to the value of global partnership as envisaged by the Agenda 2030. The event takes place in three sessions devoted respectively to: monetary, fiscal and structural policy coherence for inclusive growth and sustainable development (session 1); the articulation of trade, migration and sectoral policies forming a coherent approach to economic transition (Session 2); the geopolitics of international cooperation and its implications for the Agenda 2030 (Session 3). The conference is led by Catherine L. Mann, Chief Economist of the OECD, and Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist of AFD

Location: Paris, France

Website – Eventbrite (in French)


November 13, 2017: Action Against Hunger hosts annual conference on nutrition

Action Against Hunger (ACF) is hosting the 2nd edition of its annual conference, “Research for Nutrition #R4NUT”. The conference covers the latest research regarding prevention, treatment, and measurement of undernutrition in humanitarian contexts. The program also includes two debates on the challenges of data collection and management in such contexts, as well as the issue of increasing community participation in research projects.

Location: Paris, France

Event website - Eventbrite

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‘Festival of Solidarities’ launches in France

From November 17 to December 3, 2017, the ‘Festival of Solidarities’ calls for participants all over France to organize events on a wide range of issues related to solidarity and cooperation, nationally and internationally. The festival has five main goals: 1) to inform on solidarity and cooperation, 2) to give more visibility to international solidarity, 3) to offer concrete actions for citizens willing to be more active, 4) to involve a broad diversity of actors and themes, and 5) to foster partnerships and collective dynamics between all stakeholders in society.

The event is supported by the French Development Agency (AFD), the Ministry for Education and Research, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among other partners.

Location: France

Website – Festival des Solidarités (in French)


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)