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August 29, 2017: Debate on inequality as general election in Norway comes closer

Inequality is a key issue in the upcoming Norwegian general election, to take place in September 2017. The think tank Agenda hosts an event entitled ‘Inequality 1,2,3 – all you need to know’, to present the perspectives of Kalle Moene, professor of economics, Rolf Aaberge, scientist at Statistics Norway, and Hannah Gitmark, an advisor. Heidi Nordby Lunde, parliamentary representative for the Conservative Party, and Kari Elisabeth Kaski, parliamentary candidate for the Socialist Left Party, discuss the political perspective and the solutions of their parties.

Location : Oslo, Norway

Event page – Agenda (in Norwegian)

Norway

August 29, 2017: PRIO hosts conference on Brazil’s international engagement in times of domestic unrest

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) hosts a conference to examine the current state of Brazil’s international engagement. In particular, the event takes a closer look at the country's international ambitions and humanitarian efforts. Although there has been significant economic growth and development in Brazil, recent political instability has lead to uncertainty about its role in the region.

The full conference program will be announced soon. 

Website - PRIO

Norway

August 29, 2017: Debate on Norwegian development aid

Civita and Effektiv Altruisme host a panel debate on development-assistance policy. Development has not been a central topic in the current Norwegian electoral campaigns, and the think tank Civita questions whether this is the fault of politicians or the public. Participants are Tone Skogen, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hilde Frafjord Johnson, former Minister of Development, Heikki Holmås, former Minister of Development, Marit Nybakk, member of the Foreign Committee, and Torild Skogsholm, former Secretary General of Care and current head of the secretariat for the Liberal Party.

Location: Trondheim, Norway

Event website - Civita

Norway

August 30, 2017: Youth Party Leaders debate in the run up to Norwegian elections

In the run-up to the Norwegian National elections in September 2017, the think tank ‘Agenda’ is hosting a debate between the leaders of the nine youth parties. The debate is centered around central topics in the election, as well as key issues for today’s youth in Norway , including diversity, employment, real estate, and more.

Location : Oslo, Norway

Event invitation - Agenda

Norway

August 30, 2017: Inaugural seminar on Ethiopian health issues

The Centre for Global Health and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo hosts a seminar on Ethiopian health issues, such as heart disease in children, meningococcal, and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The seminar coincides with a visit by academics from Jimma University in Ethiopia.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website – University of Oslo

Norway Global health

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

September 8, 2017: Gender and security research network meets in Oslo

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Gender Peace Network (GPS) Centre convenes the Research Network on Gender, Peace and Security. The network comprises about 50 researchers from various research institutions around Norway. They meet twice a year to discuss research projects and ideas, share information, and facilitate research collaboration. Attendance by invitation only.

Location: Oslo , Norway

Website - PRIO

Norway

September 7, 2017: Norfund hosts anniversary conference

Norfund, a private equity company owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, celebrates its 20th  anniversary with a conference, ‘20 Years of Investing for Development’. The program focuses on Norfund's three priority sectors; 1) clean energy, 2) financial institutions, and 3) agribusiness. Speakers include:

  • Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende,
  • Ghanaian Trade and Industry Minister, Allan Kyeremanten,
  • Chair of Arise and former South African Finance Minister Mr Nhlanhla Nene, and
  • Norfund Chair, Kristin Clemet.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Norfund

Norway Agriculture

September 11, 2017: Agenda broadcasts results of national parliamentary elections

In cooperation with the national union, Fagforbundet, and Geelmuyden Kiese, a  communications agency, think tank Agenda hosts an election night event for the Norwegian national elections on September 11, 2017 at Kulturhuset. The evening will include election analysis and guest commentators,

Location: Oslo , Norway

Event invitation - Agenda (in Norwegian)

Norway

September 18, 2017: Panel discussion on human rights at University of Oslo

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo hosts a panel debate with relevant politicians and representatives from a selection of NGOs to discuss policy expectations of the new government. The panelists are dependent on the outcome of the Norwegian national elections on September 11, 2017.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website – University of Oslo

Norway