June 27-28, 2018: Norway hosts Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2018

The Oslo Tropic Forest Forum 2018, also known as the REDD+ Exchange 2018, will celebrate results and identify remaining challenges after ten years of work to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. A high-level official of the Government of Norway will open the conference, which includes plenary sessions, panels, and fishbowl discussions. Topics will include supply chain commitments, reducing illegal logging, corruption, other forest-related crimes, recognizing indigenous rights, and reducing violence against environmental defenders.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Norad 

Norway Agriculture

July 9, 2018: International Agriculture and Horticulture Conference

The  12th International Conference on Agriculture and Horticulture is focusing  on “emerging trends in agriculture and horticulture", and  provides a meeting platform for academics, students, researchers, and industry representatives. Technical papers will be presented by speakers from India, Pakistan, Iran, and the UK, as well as academics from Australian institutions.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website -

Australia Agriculture

August 12, 2018: Annual Australian parliamentary seminar on agricultural research to focus on better nutrition

Australia’s major annual conference advocating international agricultural research will be held by the Crawford Fund in  August 2018.  The conference will focus on the agriculture, food, nutrition, and health nexus. This conference attracts researchers, advocates, officials, students, and significant numbers of members of the Australian Parliament each year.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website - Crawford Fund

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August 26-31, 2018: World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week is the annual event for global water issues, hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm. The theme for the 2018 Water Week is “Water, ecosystems, and human development”.

In 2017, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in the Water Week.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators, and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries are expected to come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking, and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Event website - World Water Week  


Sweden Agriculture

September 14, 2018: ANU hosts annual Indonesia Update conference on status of minorities

The Indonesia Project at the Australian National University (ANU) hosts its annual Indonesia Update conference. The conference examines the treatment of Indonesia’s minority communities and changing attitudes towards them over the past decade. Sessions cover issues including religion, gender, sexuality, disability, and the law. 

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website - Crawford School, ANU

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