March 27, 2018: ODI to hold event on responding to humanitarian challenges in the urban context

ODI hosts a panel discussion to explore the differences in responding to humanitarian crises in urban areas, and which tools and approaches are more effective.

Chair and participating speaker:

Wendy Fenton Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network


Diane Archer Senior Researcher and Team Leader, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Daniel Deichert - Hubs project coordinator, Danish Refugee Council

Alyoscia D’Onofrio Senior Director (Governance Technical Unit) and Head of Office in Geneva, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Professor David Sanderson Professor and Inaugural Judith Neilson Chair, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Event Website - ODI 

United Kingdom

March 27-28, 2018: Joint Conference on sharing data for better policy and service delivery

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (Anzsog) will co-host a conference on the topic of data sharing for improved policy and service delivery. The Conference is titledBreaking the data silos: sharing data for better policy and service delivery" and will feature representatives from the public sector, universities, and non-government representatives.  

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website - Anzsog


March 28, 2018: Seminar on World Bank report on Australia's Seasonal Worker Program

A review of Australia’s seasonal-worker scheme for Pacific Islanders will be discussed at a seminar at the Australian National University. The seasonal-worker program provides access to Australian employment for over 6,000 seasonal workers annually from countries including Timor Leste and the Pacific.

The review is titled "Maximising the Development Impacts from Temporary Migration: Recommendations for Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme" and was carried out by the World Bank from 2015-2017.

Location: Acton, Australia

Event website - Devpolicy 


April 3, 2018: CIGI to convene media panel on reporting the 'Refugee Crisis'

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in collaboration with Carleton University’s Journalism Program, is hosting some of Canada’s top journalists and writers to talk about their experiences and challenges of reporting on the refugee crisis around the world.  With panelists from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and Open Canada, the discussion will focus on the global 'refugee crisis' and why international responses have not kept up.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website - CIGI


April 4, 2018: Spanish CONGDE organizes conference on global poverty and inequities

As part of a series of talks on international development cooperation, the Spanish development NGO umbrella organization CONGDE is holding a conference in Madrid aimed at discussing the new faces and components of global poverty. Targeting development professionals, journalists, government officials, and MPs, this conference will feature the participation of two representatives from the United Nations Development Program and the Spanish faith-based NGO Caritas.

Location: Madrid, Spain

Conference program - CONGDE(in Spanish)


April 4, 2018: Dutch Parliament to debate the latest evaluation of Dutch cooperation with the United Nations

The debate will be held by the General Commission for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Dutch Parliament, which deals with all matters relating to international trade, development cooperation, and international environmental and climate policy.

The Parliament will review and discuss the evaluation of Dutch cooperation with the development organizations of the United Nations, which has been conducted by the government's Directorate on Research and Policy Evaluation (IOB). 

Location: The Hague, The Netherlands

Event website - Parliament


April 5, 2018: Seminar explores rights of newborns in relation to maternal health policies

Are the rights of newborns dismissed, so long as the maternal care agenda is in place for mothers? This seminar will discuss the ethics and politics of the rights of newborns, and why these rights are often ignored in the postnatal period, specifically in low -and middle- income countries. This seminar is part of the seminar series “Global Health Unpacked”, in which speakers come from both the University of Oslo, as well as international universities. The aim is to foster interdisciplinary research.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - University of Oslo

Norway Global health

April 10-11, 2018: Norwegian global health conference takes place in Oslo

The University of Oslo's Centre for Global Health and Centre for Development and Environment, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and the Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research jointly host Norway's 12th annual global health conference. Under the theme of health system strengthening (HSS), the conference includes three to four speakers on topics connected to:

  • Global digital health
  • The interaction of human, animal, and environmental health challenges 
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Global health financing

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - University of Oslo


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 14, 2018: Africa Day, largest Dutch conference on development in Africa and international cooperation

The annual Africa Day, which will take place at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, is expected to host 1,500 visitors, speakers, and volunteers. This is the largest public event about Africa and international cooperation in the Netherlands. This year, Africa Day is focusing on the power of activism and citizens' initiatives to bring about change.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Event website – Africa Day