EuroNGOs push back annual conference to September 2017

The 2017 EuroNGOs conference, which focuses on protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in a time of growing populism, moves from May 2017 to September 2017. The two-day gathering explores and debates how populism affects SRHR in the context of global development, and focuses on pro-SRHR messaging and advocacy techniques. Detailed thematic tracks and sessions will be shared on the EuroNGOs website.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event page - EuroNGOs

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September 26, 2017: Norad and IPPF host seminar on universal access to birth control and family planning

Norad, the Norwegian development agency, and Sex og Politikk, the Norwegian member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), jointly host a seminar on World Contraception Day, The event will discuss how to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of universal access to sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, by 2030. It will include presentations and panel discussions with Mozambique's IPPF member organizations - AMODEFA Family Planning Association Mosambik - international experts, and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norad.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Norad (in Norwegian)

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September 27, 2017: CAN-Rac and CCIC event explores opportunities for Canadian leadership on sustainable development

Climate Action Network Canada (CAN-Rac) and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) host a free public event to discuss Canada’s opportunities for leadership on sustainable development ahead of its upcoming G7 Presidency in 2018.  The event will unpack the challenges and opportunities for advancing the fight against climate change and achieving the SDGs.  Led by a panel of Canadian and international experts, this event brings together members of the climate change and development community to propose recommendations for the Canadian government to champion during its G7 host year.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website – Eventbrite

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October 4, 2017: OECD hosts International Economic Forum on Africa in Paris

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD) and the African Union Commission (AUC), is hosting the 17th International Economic Forum on Africa. The forum will focus on the role of entrepreneurship in Africa’s current industrialization process, and the challenges connected with this process in terms of job creation, environmental protection, and increasing productivity.

Location: Paris, France

Event website - OECD 

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October 5, 2017: French Development Agency hosts workshop on financing mechanisms for mitigation of climate-related risks

The French Development Agency (AFD), together with the Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI) and the Center for Studies on International Development (CERDI), is hosting a workshop covering natural disaster risk financing systems in terms of coverage, effectiveness, and financing. The workshop will be led by Alain de Janvry, Professor at the University of California – Berkeley.

Location: Paris, France

Event website - Eventbrite (in Fench)

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October 9, 2017: French Development Agency organizes debate on offering climate services within development assistance

The French Development Agency (AFD) is hosting a debate on how to integrate climate and weather services into the French development agenda.  The aim is to introduce these services to French development actors and show how they can be useful at the operational level on issues such as agriculture, water resources, energy, and disaster risk reduction (DRR). The debate will be moderated by Philippe Roudier (AFD) and Benjamin Sultan (IRD), with input from experts from, among others, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, World Meteorological Organization, and the World Bank.

Location: Paris, France

Event website - Eventbrite (in Fench)

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October 12-13, 2017: Workshop on international, sustainable forest initiatives to take place in Oslo

Norad, Norway's development agency, is hosting a workshop to explore how evaluations inform decision-making around investments in sustainable forest initiatives. The workshop is organized in cooperation with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the evaluation units of the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Green Climate Fund, and the secretariat for the Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative.

The seminar is free of charge and will, to a large extent, also be available online via live stream.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Norad

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October 24, 2017: UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring Report launches

UNESCO releases its second report assessing progress towards UN education targets and accountability around how education is delivered. The 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, entitled “Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments” measures progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG-4). UNESCO is holding events in four cities to mark the launch of the report: Brasilia, Brazil; Nairobi, Kenya; London, United Kingdom; Dakar, Senegal.   

Website – UNESCO

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October 26, 2017: University of Oslo hosts seminar on the role of military in health care delivery

In the third seminar of the series “Global Health Unpacked”, hosted by University of Oslo (UiO), participants address the potential benefits and risks of military forces being used to deliver health care services during health crises. Speakers include Colin McInnes of Aberystwyth University and Simon Rushton of University of Sheffield. “Global Health Unpacked” is jointly organized by the research group Power and Politics of Global Health, UiO's Centre for Development and the Environment, and the UiO Centre for Global Health.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Website - University of Oslo


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October 30-31, 2017: International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth

In October 2017 the Success and Failures in Telehealth conference, SFT-17, takes place in Brisbane. The conference includes a scientific program as well as a trade show featuring telehealth products, and has a wide-ranging target audience including e.g., health professionals, government representatives, and private-sector partners.  

Location - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Event website – SFT17

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