August 14, 2018: Arendalsuka event to focus on accelerating the delivery the UN Sustainable Development Goals and global health

At the key Norwegian event Arendalsuka, global health organizations will host a panel discussion and interactive Q&A on the approaches, partnerships, and platforms that are emerging to help the world deliver on global development promises and accelerate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event will include speakers from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, Gavi, and the Global Fund. 

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Arendalsuka


August 14, 2018: Plan International hosts talk on education

Plan International hosts an event focused on the education of young girls in developing countries who have disabilities and the challenges and opportunities they face in obtaining their education. The event will feature an exhibition by artist Morten Krogvold who has documented the situation of such girls during his travels in Nepal. 

Location: Arendal, Norway

Event website - Arendalsuka (in Norwegian)

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August 27, 2018: Polyteknisk Forum hosts discussion on Norad's development assistance

The Polyteknisk Forum for Social Affairs hosts the Norwegian Development Finance Institution (Norfund) for a discussion on how Norfund's reform of development assistance and relationship to recipient countries can be understood in a larger historical context. 

Notable speakers include professor Terje Tvedt, Kjell Roland and Jon Lomøy from Norfund, Lisa Sivertsen from the Norwegian Church Aid, and Svein Åge Dale, former member of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Polyteknisk Forening 


September 4, 2018: Norfund hosts annual summer conference on job creation and development

The Norwegian Development Finance Institution (Norfund) hosts its annual conference, with this year's theme focused on 'creating jobs for development'. 

Notable participants include the Norwegian Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup, the Ugandan Minister of Trade, Amelia Anne Kyambadde, and professor at Oxford University Paul Collier. A detailed programme is expected to be released shortly.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Norfund


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)