January 25th, 2018: French Nuit des Idées launches with Adichie interview

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs will kick off the third edition of the ‘Nuit des Idées’ (Night of Ideas) with the theme ‘Imagination in Power’, at a launch event open to the public. The guest of honor will be the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who will discuss her work and her commitment to gender equality and the place of African countries in globalization. The interview with Adichie will be led by France Culture journalist Caroline Broué.

Location: Quai d’Orsay, Paris, France

Event website – France Diplomatie (in French)


January 25th, 2018: Nuit des Idées debate: ‘The end of AIDS, a realistic utopia?’

'Nuit des Idées' (Night of Ideas) hosts a discussion exploring the challenges in the fight against AIDS. The focus will be on aspects such as access to care and prevention, human rights, financing, and international solidarity.

Speakers include Françoise Barré-Sinoussi from Institut Pasteur/Sidaction, Dominique Costagliola, Institut Pierre-Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé publique/UPMC and François Berdougo from Médecins du Monde.

Location: Paris, France

Event website – La Nuit des Idées (in French)


February 1, 2018: French Development Agency hosts conference ‘Nature and culture: rethinking ecology’

The French Development Agency (AFD) hosts a conference ‘Nature and culture: rethinking ecology’. The conference will explore the relationship between nature and culture today from a political-philosophy perspective. Climate change is a priority issue for AFD.

Speakers include Professor Philippe Descola from the Collège de France and the Chief Economist of AFD, Gaël Giraud.

Location: Paris, France

Event website – Eventbrite


February 15, 2018: Coordination SUD hosts workshop ‘CAP and EPA: what coherence do they have with the development of family farming in the Global South?’

Organized by the Agriculture and Food Commission of Coordination SUD, the workshop will look at how the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) are in alignment or discord with the European Union’s foreign development policies – notably on family farming and farming in the Global South.

Location: Campus du jardin tropical, France

Event information – Coordination SUD (in French)

Event registration – Coordination SUD (in French)


March 22-23, 2018: French NGO organizes gathering ‘Making 2030 Together’

The French NGO Fonda hosts a workshop called ‘Making 2030 Together’, the fifth in a series. The aim is to bring together members and leaders of development associations as well as sociologists, journalists, entrepreneurs, activists, and concerned citizens, to work together on the challenges that arise as societies strive to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

Location: Paris, France

Event website – Fonda