September 5-6, 2017: EDCF 30th Anniversary and KSP Dissemination Conference

The Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), Korea Eximbank, Korea Development Institute, and the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) host an international conference celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Economic Development Co-operation Fund (EDCF) and promoting dissemination of the Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP). The overall theme of the event is ‘Shaping the future with EDCF and KSP’. The conference includes policy roundtables, breakout sessions on investment opportunities by region, forums on public-private partnerships, and one-on-one business meetings.    

Location: Seoul, Korea

Event page website – EDCF KSP      


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September 6-7, 2017: STEPI and World Bank co-host 3rd International Conference on STI and development

STEPI, South Korea’s policy institute for science and technology, co-hosts the 3rd International Conference on STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) and Development in cooperation with the World Bank. The main theme of this year’s conference is ‘Innovation for Shared Prosperity: Cluster, Industrialization and Regional Development’.

More information on the 2017 programme is expected to be released shortly.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Website - STEPI

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Updated: September 13, 2017: 11th annual ODA conference in Seoul

The 11th Seoul ODA Conference will take place in Seoul under the theme “The future of international development cooperation: role of ODA in the SDGs era”. This  conference is a platform to discuss development cooperation in South Korea. It is hosted annually by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and organized by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).         

Location: Lotte Hotel Seoul, Seoul, South Korea


Link to event – Seoul ODA Conference       


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October 3-5, 2017: 18th GCF meeting takes place in Egypt

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), which is headquartered in Incheon, South Korea, hosts its 18th board meeting in Egypt from October 3-5, 2017. The GCF is a financial mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that assists developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to combat climate change. The exact location within Egypt has not yet been announced.

Publication - Green Climate Fund 

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