April 14-15, 2018: Annual conference on global health and innovation Conference takes place at Yale University

Unite for Site, a global health nonprofit, hosts its 15th Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC). This conference takes place annually at Yale University, in New Haven, CT. GHIC is the largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference in the world. It welcomes over 2,000 participants, including professionals and students, from all US states and 55 countries around the world. Participants represent all sectors of international development, global health, and social entrepreneurship.

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Event webpage – Unite for Site

April 18-19, 2018: CanWAcH hosts annual conference on Canada's future development programming

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) hosts its annual conference, which explores the theme of 'Canada’s Global Health and Development Programming Post 2020'. It encourages participation from organizations working on the implementation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, as well as on monitoring and evaluation.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Website - CanWaCH 2018


May 21-25, 2018: South Korea hosts 51st annual AfDB meeting and KOAFEC ministerial conference

The African Development Bank (AfDB) holds its 51st annual meeting with the aim of strengthening economic cooperation between South Korea and African countries. The meeting will be held alongside the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) ministerial conference, which counts over 4,000 participants from AfDB member countries, international organizations, private-sector businesses, financial institutions, and academic circles. Through the launch of the new Asia-Africa Business Forum, the conference seeks to provide opportunities for participants to develop joint projects and for private-sector businesses to cooperate.

Location: Busan

Website – Ministry of Finance and Strategy

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May 31-June 1, 2018: CASID hosts annual conference on diversity in development

The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) hosts its annual conference under the theme ‘Exploring and Unpacking Diversity in Development’.  The Conference encourages conversations around a range of issues including gender and development; conflict, disaster, and migration; the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda; development finance; and inequality and social protection.

Interested participants can submit panel and roundtable proposals until November 1, 2017.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Website - CASID


June 27-28, 2018: Norad hosts REDD-Exchange conference

The Oslo Redd Exchange 2018 Conference aims to present results from REDD+ and  to promote its successful implementation. REDD+ is a United Nations-led program to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. It is supported by Norway. The conference gathers policy makers, practitioners, and civil society to exchange perspectives and experiences. 

Few event details are yet available. 

Website - Norad


July 1-5, 2018: World’s first malaria congress takes place in Melbourne

The inaugural World Congress on Malaria aims to unify and inspire the malaria community around a common sense of purpose, with a perspective that links malaria to the wider objectives of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Session topics include innovation for the elimination of malaria, encouraging goal-driven leadership, and putting people at the center of malaria elimination. Organizers include senior representatives from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, and the Burnet Institute, as well as the regional malaria initiative APLMA.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website - World Malaria Congress

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November 2018: Spain to hold First Global Parliamentary Summit against Malnutrition

The Spanish Senate’s Development Committee announced in June 2017 that Spain would hold the first Global Parliamentary Summit against Malnutrition by November 2018; this has been confirmed by Spanish development agency AECID and the FAO. According to AECID, the summit will gather MPs and development officials from around the world, and aims to share experiences and innovative solutions to end hunger.

Further details on the summit will be released closer to the date.

Location: Madrid, Spain

Press release - FAO (in Spanish)

Press release - AECID (in Spanish)

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