August 27-September 1, 2017: World water week takes place in Stockholm

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) organizes the annual conference World Water Week in Stockholm, under the theme “water and waste: reduce and reuse”. The conference convenes researchers, decision-makers, business innovators, and CSO representatives to foster new thinking and exchange ideas around the most pressing water-related challenges.                                              

Registration and conference program available on conference website.

Location - Stockholm, Sweden

Conference website - World Water Week

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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

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2017 AGSA Conference takes place in New Zealand

The 67th Conference of the Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA) takes place on September 20-22, 2017, in Christchurch, New Zealand. AGSA is a forum for Australasian grain scientists, educators, students, nutritionists, and others to share and advance knowledge and understanding of grain science and the grain industry. The conference convenes New Zealand, Australian, and international scientific and technical experts, and includes components on grain breeding, dietary fibers, human nutrition, process technologies, global product innovation, in its scientific program. AGSA Conference awards have a long history of recognizing outstanding achievement in the grain sciences and allied industries.

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Conference website - AGSA


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Third International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town

The third International Conference on Global Food Security combines discussion with critical analysis to gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to global food security. The conference addresses the activities of production, harvesting, processing, distribution, and consumption, as well as explores the trade-offs between economic, environmental, health, and social outcomes. A multidisciplinary approach is applied in order to reflect on how the best science can be used to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa 

Website - International Conference on Global Food Security

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