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Lunch seminar on nutrition and development

Save the Children Norway is hosting a seminar on the role of nutrition in Norwegian health assistance and development policy. The framing of the event is to urge that nutrition play a larger role.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event page - Norway global portal (in Norwegian)

Norway Global health Nutrition

European Development Days 2017 to be held in Brussels

The European Development Days (EDD), organized by the European Commission (EC), gathers over 6,000 participants from 140 countries in Brussels to contribute to the future agenda for development. The overarching theme for this year's EDD is ‘Investing in Development’; the Forum will build on the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the EC’s proposal for a new European Consensus for Development. Key issues to be addressed include inclusive and sustainable growth, job creation, how to engage the private sector as a responsible actor in development, and women's and youth empowerment.

Location: Belgium, Brussels

Website - EUdevdays

EU Global health Global health R&D

ANU hosts seminar on drought and famine relief in Papua New Guinea

The Australian National University (ANU) hosts a public seminar on the outcomes of the 2015-2016 El Niño drought in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The phenomenon led to widespread shortages of drinking water and food in PNG, negatively impacting villagers’ health, and causing the partial or complete closure of many schools. Five speakers, who were all closely involved in the assessment of food shortages and the distribution of foreign assistance, are set to cover the impacts of El Niño on PNG and evaluate the responses made by the government, donors, churches, and international agencies.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event page - Australian National University

Australia Global health

EAT Food Forum 2017 takes place in Stockholm

EAT Food Forum, an annual conference that gathers key stakeholders in the field of nutrition, is held this year on June 12 and 13, in Stockholm. Organized by the EAT Foundation – which aims to “reform the global food system to enable us to feed a growing population” - the event convenes high-level speakers from diverse fields, including science, politics, business, and civil society. This year, the focus is on finding solutions to solve climate, sustainability, and health challenges by transforming the urban food system and reducing food waste. Invitations to the event can be requested by emailing info@eatforum.org.

Website – EAT Foundation

Sweden Global health

International summit to focus on business, vaccines, and immunology R&D in Sydney

A group of university researchers, laboratory researchers, and industry representatives are hosting a conference on the business aspects of vaccines and immunology research and development (R&D) in Sydney, Australia. The International Summit on Vaccines Business and Immunology is aimed at academic researchers, public health clinicians, veterinarians, vaccine policymakers, developers, and manufacturers. This year's program features a mix of keynote addresses, plenary speakers, exhibitions, as well as other formats, with the intention of offering networking and the latest information on the state of research. 

Location: Sydney, Australia

Organizer website - Innovate Immunology 2017

Australia Global health Global health R&D

Conference connecting development professionals to take place in Sydney

The Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network and the University of Sydney are holding the 6th Research for Development Impact Conference from June 13 to June 14, 2017, in Sydney. The biannual event has the overarching theme “Partnering for Impact on Sustainable Development: collaboration, coordination, and solidarity”. Organizers say it “builds upon the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will combine data, innovation, and expertise in analysing development impact”. Participants include international development practitioners, academics, students, consultants, and private-sector representatives. There is significant NGO involvement, and a student forum side event. Sectors to be discussed in workshops include agriculture, health, and micro-finance.  

Location: Sydney, Australia

Website - Research for Development Impact Network

Australia Agriculture Global health

Third Annual Aid and Development Asia Summit 2017 convenes in Myanmar in May 2017

In June 2017, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, over 275 local, regional and global humanitarian and development professionals from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments, and the private sector gather to share knowledge, success stories, and foster partnerships to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in South-East Asia. Experts invited (around 45) share insights and participate in discussion covering a range of topics, including health and WASH programs, mobile innovations, partnerships, and technologies for development work. 

Location: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Asia.aidforum.org

Third Annual Aid and Development Asia Summit 2017 convenes in Myanmar in May 2017

In June 2017, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, over 275 local, regional and global humanitarian and development professionals from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments, and the private sector gather to share knowledge, success stories, and foster partnerships to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in South-East Asia. Experts invited (around 45) share insights and participate in discussion covering a range of topics, including health and WASH programs, mobile innovations, partnerships, and technologies for development work. 

Location: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Asia.aidforum.org

InterAction Forum 2017 takes place in Washington D.C.

InterAction Forum is one of the largest platforms for professionals in international development and humanitarian work to assemble, network, and explore together solutions to the world's most pressing problems. In 2016, more than 1,000 individuals attended, representing NGOs, governments, the philanthropic community, civil society, and corporations. This year's Forum takes place June 20-22, 2017, in Washington D.C., and comprises breakout sessions (tailored to participants at different stages in their careers), high-level plenary sessions, and an awards banquet. The three-day event also has an exhibit hall featuring new technologies and solutions changing the development arena. 


Location: Washington, D.C., US 

Website - InterAction Forum 

Conference focuses on infectious agents and antimicrobial resistance in Melbourne

Convened by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia, the Public Health Laboratory Network, and the Public Health Association of Australia, the Communicable Diseases Control (CDC) Conference 2017 is meeting in Melbourne, Australia, from June 26 to June 28, under the theme “Infectious Diseases: a global challenge”. Topics covered include threats to health security from old and new infectious agents as well as the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance, and how an interconnected world shapes the spread of infection. 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Communicable Diseases Control Conference organizers

Australia Global health