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


October 27, 2017: Conference deals with policy coherence and the UN’s 2030 Agenda

French Development Agency AFD is hosting the conference "Policy Coherence, the SDGs and the UN 2030 Agenda: Grappling with policy interactions and transboundary spill-overs in the global economy”. The objective is to identify how policy analysis and framing can contribute to the value of global partnership as envisaged by the Agenda 2030. The event takes place in three sessions devoted respectively to: monetary, fiscal and structural policy coherence for inclusive growth and sustainable development (session 1); the articulation of trade, migration and sectoral policies forming a coherent approach to economic transition (Session 2); the geopolitics of international cooperation and its implications for the Agenda 2030 (Session 3). The conference is led by Catherine L. Mann, Chief Economist of the OECD, and Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist of AFD

Location: Paris, France

Website – Eventbrite (in French)


Canadian Society for International Health hosts annual global health conference

From October 29 to 31, 2017, the Canadian Society for International Health will host the annual Canadian Conference on Global Health in Ottawa. Every year, the conference draws more than 600 practitioners, educators, researchers, students, and policy makers from more than 30 countries to share knowledge and experiences. This year, the conference theme is “Leaving No One Behind? Reflections for Action in a Changing World” and will provide a forum for reflecting on the first 1000 days of action and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals for global health.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event page - Canadian Society for International Health

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October 30-31, 2017: International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth

In October 2017 the Success and Failures in Telehealth conference, SFT-17, takes place in Brisbane. The conference includes a scientific program as well as a trade show featuring telehealth products, and has a wide-ranging target audience including e.g., health professionals, government representatives, and private-sector partners.  

Location - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Event website – SFT17

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October 30-31, 2017: International telehealth conference takes place in Brisbane

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health in cooperation with the Australasian Telehealth Society hosts the 2017 International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-17) in Brisbane. The conference presents  a wide range of work: from academic paper presentations to industry products, government telehealth initiatives, and poster presentations. The two-day event will draw around 200 delegates, including health professionals, government representatives, and private sector partners from around the world. 

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event website – SFT17

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Oct 29-31, 2017: CSIH holds 23rd Canadian Conference on Global Health

The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) hosts the 23rd Canadian Conference on Global Health. Entitled 'Leaving No One Behind? Reflection for Action in a Changing World', the conference reflects on the first 1000 days of the SDGs and global efforts to reduce poverty and inequality. It brings together researchers, practitioners, students, and policy makers with the aim of developing a better understanding of new methods and strategies for addressing global-health challenges. Canadian development minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has been invited to speak at the opening plenary. 

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Website - CSIH


October 31-November 1, 2017: ZERO hosts conference on environment and green growth

The Zero Emission Resource Organization (ZERO) hosts its annual Zero Conference in Oslo, where 1,300 decision makers from business and politics gather to discuss issues related to climate and the environment. Speakers include:

  • Brian Deese, Senior Advisor to former US President Barack Obama 
  • Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian Minister on Climate and Environment 
  • James Leaton, Research Director of Carbon Tracker 

Discussion topics include 'Fighting Climate Change in the Era of Trump', the Norwegian government's current climate policy,  and the disruptive power of low-carbon technology.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Zero conference (in Norwegian)


November 1, 2017: CanWaCH Hosts Annual General Meeting

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2017. The meeting, which takes place the day after the 23rd Canadian Conference on Global Health in an adjacent location, brings together CanWaCH members to foster collective learning across partners and engage in conversations about future initiatives for a common purpose.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Website - CanWaCH

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Nov 1-2, 2017: ACFID hosts national conference in Melbourne

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Australia's uniting body for NGOs and international development organizations, has issued a ‘save the date’ for its 2017 National Conference to be held on November 1-2, 2017. The program focuses on how the Australian development and humanitarian sector can drive change through advocacy and action, leadership, and organisational structures. Keynote speakers include Nandini Deo, from the Department of Political Science at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and Noelene Nabulivou, Political Adviser to Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality in Fiji.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website - ACFID


November 1-2, 2017: World Assembly for Women 2017 set for Tokyo

The World Assembly for Women 2017 (WAW! 2017) seeks to promote women’s empowerment in Japan and around the world. First held in 2014 as an initiative of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, WAW! offers a comprehensive forum to discuss domestic and international issues which affect women. Over 300 global leaders have participated in the past three assemblies.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Japanese)