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Norway's Arendalsuka convenes representatives of politics, society, and industry for open discussion of policy development

Arendalsuka is an annual event that kick-starts the Norwegian political year after the summer holidays. This year it takes place August 14 to 19. Politically independent, free, and open to the public,  the conference brings together national delegates in politics, society, and industry to meet each other as well as the broader population, to debate on policy development across a range of issues. In addition to the formal program, Arendalsuka forms an excellent arena to meet key stakeholders for short, in-person meetings, and to participate in or host roundtable discussions. 

Arendalsuka website

Norway

ForUM, Save the Children, and Sex and Politics co-host debate on Norwegian support for SRHR

The Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment (ForUM), Save the Children, and Sex and Politics hold a debate entitled ‘Universal access to healthcare (global) - Norway will be taking sufficient responsibility?’ on August 14, 2017. Topics to be discussed include the consequences of Trump’s global gag rule, as well as what Norway can do to strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) within its development policy. Participants also weigh in on whether Norway has truly stepped up its support for SRHR in recent months, or if increases in assistance merely compensate for cuts made under previous governments.

The event also gives space to discuss universal access to healthcare, among other things.

Location: Arendal, Norway

Website - Arendalsuka

Norway Global health

Arendalsuka hosts annual debate on Norwegian development policy

Arendalsuka, a forum for Norwegian political debate and policy development, hosts an annual debate on Norwegian development policy. In light of Norway’s upcoming parliamentary election, leading development politicians are invited to discuss topics including the goal of Norwegian development cooperation, most effective forms of delivering official development assistance (ODA), and Norway’s role in global development. The event is co-hosted by The Development Fund, Save the Children, and Red Cross, among others.

Norway currently spends over NOK 30 billion (US$3.7 billion) a year on ODA, with 2016 being the first year that at least 1% of Norwegian gross national income (GNI) was required to be spent on development assistance.

Location: Arendal, Norway

Webpage - Arendalsuka

Norway

Seminar on maternal and child health in the SDGs at Norway's Gamle Festsal

The Centre for Global Health holds a public seminar to honor the work of Dr. Abraham Haileamlak Mitike, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health from Jimma University in Ethiopia, and Dr. Thein Thein Htay, former Deputy Minister for Health in Myanmar, a day before they are awarded the doctor honoris causa for their efforts in health and medical education from the University of Oslo. The event discusses the work left to be done since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), regarding the health and wellbeing of mothers, newborns, and children (MNCH) in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The two honorary guests, each from Norwegian development focus countries (Myanmar and Ethiopia), will present their perspectives on the challenges to MNCH. State Secretary Laila Bokhari is to give the keynote speech.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event page - Institute for Health and Society
 

Norway Global health

Norad and NABA host Nordic-African Business Summit 2017

Norad, Norway's agency for development cooperation, and the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) co-host the Nordic-African Business Summit on October 26, 2017. As the Nordic region’s leading business conference focused exclusively on African markets, the event gathers Norwegian and African business executives, policy makers, and ambassadors to facilitate networking between delegates. This year’s theme – “A continent in transition” – focuses on investment opportunities within technology, energy, and finance. Additional information about the program is expected to be released in June 2017.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Webpage - NABA

Norway