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November 5-6, 2018: Norway to host GFF replenishment conference

Norway, Burkina Faso, the World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will host the Global Financing Facility (GFF)'s replenishment conference November 5-6, 2018. This is the first replenishment conference for GFF since it was started in 2015. Today Norway is one of the seven largest contributors to GFF, with NOK600 million (US$ 71.4 million) per year. 

Location: Oslo, Norway

Announcement - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Norwegian)

December 12, 2018: Annual Norad conference addresses civil society's role in global development

Civil society represents a diverse set of knowledge and services, including providing services and political activism. While 20% of Norway's development assistance is channeled through civil society, globally its role is threatened, argues Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, which is centering its annual conference around meeting these new challenges. 

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Norad