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October 22, 2018: Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018

The three-day Global Evidence and Implementation Summit will focus on evidence for better policy and practice.  Around  700 delegates are expected from 30 countries, representing policymakers, practitioners, and scientists. Focus areas will be, among others, international development, education, humanitarian aid, and health. Speakers include Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Conference website -  Geis2018

Australia Education Nutrition

October 22, 2018: University of Alberta hosts discussion on maternal health in developing countries

The University of Albert hosts Loveluck Mwasha and Wendy Wood to discuss strengthening local health systems, institutions, and capacity in the context of maternal health. The speakers focus on the role of midwives in tackling the root causes of poverty and gender inequality.  By grounding the discussion in their work in Tanzania, the speakers draw on their vast experiences to outline the challenges faced by midwives to receive continued professional training, as well as the impact of not having their roles recognized in their respective communities. 

Location: Edmonton, Canada

Event website - University of Alberta

Canada

October 24-27, 2018: The Hague hosts 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health

The city of The Hague and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation host the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health this year. The conference theme is 'Declaring our Rights: Social and Political Solutions', highlighting "the essential need" for a human rights approach and greater political commitment to eradicate tuberculosis and reduce the global threats of tobacco use, air pollution, and other lung diseases.

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

Event website - KNCV Tuberculosis Fund

Netherlands Global health Global health R&D

October 25-26, 2018: conference on links between human rights and SDGs

The Spanish development-related organization Fundación Mainel organizes, in collaboration with the regional government of Valencia, a 2-day conference at the Valencia Bar Association. Addressing scholars of international affairs and development professionals, this conference will focus on the links between sustainable development goals (SDGs) and human rights. Among other speakers committed to the event is the Spanish former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation Miguel Ángel Moratinos.

Location: Valencia, Spain

Fundación Mainel – conference website (in Spanish)

Spain

September 25, 2018: EU hosts H2020 R&D Information Day

Luxinnovation, an organization driving economic innovation in Luxembourg, and the EU host an information event to present details about new funding opportunities under the Horizon 2020 for 2019 to 2020. Horizon 2020 is the European flagship funding program for research and innovation across Europe. After the introduction, four parallel sessions cover funding opportunities in fields such as next-generation batteries, the circular economy, information and communications technology, digital transformation in health and care, automated vehicles, and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Action grant program.

This event is open to any public and private actor willing to know more about European funding opportunities in the field of research and innovation.

Location: Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg

Website – Luxinnovation

EU

October 25, 2018: Learn about EU research opportunities for 2019-2020

Luxinnovation and the European funding team have planned an event, during which experts will present in detail new funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 for the years 2019 to 2020. Horizon 2020 is the European flagship funding program for research and innovation across Europe. Five parallel sessions will cover funding opportunities in fields such as next-generation batteries, the circular economy, ICT, digital transformation in health and care, automated vehicles, and Marie Sklodowska Curie Action. This event is open to any public and private actor willing to know more about European funding opportunities in the field of research and innovation.

Location: Luxembourg

Event page – Luxinnovation

EU

October 25-26, 2018: South Korea holds regional symposium on Asian development studies

The Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC), the largest academic association dedicated to international development in South Korea, is holding a symposium in the Philippines. Organized by KAIDEC, the Korea Foundation, and the Philippines Institute for Development Studies, the event will focus on development in Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.  

The symposium will cover three specific topics: non-ASEAN actors for ASEAN’s development, development issues in ASEAN countries, and ASEAN’s role in development cooperation. The symposium is targeted at scholars and academics from ASEAN member states.

Location: Manila, Philippines

Event website – KAIDEC

South Korea

October 17, 2018: European parliament development debate with Bill Gates, Mogherini

The European Parliament Development Committee and the European Think Tank Group (ETTG) will host Federica Mogherini, Bill Gates, and high-level experts for a debate on 'Innovation in Development: The Future of EU international cooperation'. The discussion will address multilateral cooperation challenges and the EU's role in achieving sustainable development, especially how the 2021-2027 EU budget will need to innovate to support EU leadership on sustainable development and global cooperation tackling poverty, inequality, fragility, conflict, climate change, and migration-related challenges. The meeting will be streamed live for those who cannot participate in person. Registration closes on October 9, 2018.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Website - European Parliament

EU

October 29-31, 2018: UN forum on sustainable development transition in South Korea

The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) will once again convene the Sustainable Development Transition Forum, following up on the results of the forum of the previous year. The main objective is to achieve better understanding of success, lessons, and specific mechanisms for the transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies. The event will bring together stakeholders from the government, UN agencies, think-tanks, development banks, and academia from around the world.

Location: Incheon, South Korea

Event website – UNOSD

South Korea

October 29-30, 2018: Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies organizes international conference on SDGs

On October 29-30, 2018, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. in partnership with A-id: Agenda for International Development, organizes an international conference on the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Entitled 'The SDGs in Global Perspsective', the confernece aims to address normative and empirical questions concerning governance, financing, implementation, evaluation and achievement of the 2030 Agenda. 

The Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies is a public university institute working in the field of applied sciences.

Location: Pisa, Italy

Website - A-id

Global Italy