September 24-25, 2018: France and Norway host seminar on artificial intelligence and sustainable development

The Research Council of Norway and the French Embassy host a French-Norwegian match-making seminar on artificial intelligence and sustainable development. The seminar takes a multi-disciplinary approach that aims to implement new, innovative services in many areas such as agriculture and natural resources. Participants include producers of data, information processing specialists, and application developers. 

Location: Paris, France 

Event website - Observations, AI and Sustainable Development

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September 26, 2018: One Planet Summit Side event in NYC: private and public sectors stand up for climate action

Heads of State, business leaders, and other non-state actors will come together in New York City to account for the implementation of commitments made in Paris at the December 2017 One Planet Summit for multilateral climate action. The One Planet Summit was initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron, Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to accelerate the implementation of the Paris agreement and engage public and private actors in the race against global warming.

Location: NYC, US

Event website - One Planet Summit


October 15, 2018: AFD offers online course on energy transition in developing countries

The French Development Agency (AFD), in partnership with the École Normale Supérieure, facilitates an online course entitled 'Energy and Ecological Transitions in Developing Countries'. This topic is a priority area for the AFD. The six-week course is free and accessible to all. It consists of more than 30 expert videos as well as exercises and exchange forums to address energy transition from a variety of  perspectives - including macroeconomic and financial - while focusing on the global south. The course is led by AFD's chief economist, Gaël Giraud.

Location: Online

Information and registration - Coursera


December 6-7, 2018: French Development Agency hosts 13th international conference in Paris

The French Development Agency (AFD) hosts its 13th international conference, which focuses on inequality and its impact on countries' social and economic fabric. The conference's first day centers on academia, bringing in researchers and experts to AFD headquarters. The second day is open to the public and dedicated to high-level round tables with international experts, academics, and policy makers at the Arab World Institute. Discussion is focused on how models of development can account for inequality and how the rise of the middle class has impacted inequality and social cohesion.

Location: Paris, France

Event website - AFD 

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