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  


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August 30-31, 2018: Wagenningen University hosts SDG Conference

Wagenningen University will host the 'SDG Conference : Towards Zero Hunger Partnerships for Impact', which will bring together key stakeholders to discuss ideas and contributions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the goal of prompting action. The outputs of the discussions will feed into the final session ‘Food system transformation pathways to achieve the SDGs.’

The conference will focus on SDG 2 (end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture) and SDG 17 (create partnerships).

Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

Event Website - Wageningen University

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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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September 20, 2018: Dutch parliament debates Dutch positions on EC proposal for the MFF

The European Affairs Committee of the Dutch Parliament hosts a general consultation on the European Commission (EC)'s integral Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) proposal package, which sets the limits for the annual general budgets of the European Union for the next seven years. The consultation includes the elaboration of the sectoral proposals and the corresponding 'BNC' files (Beoordeling Nieuwe Commissievoorstellen, in Dutch), which are the thematic assessments of the EC's initial proposal. The BNC files are the basis for Dutch negotiators in Brussels.

The debate is co-chaired by Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Wopke Hoekstra, Minister of Finance.

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

Agenda news - Parliament of the Netherlands (in Dutch)

September 24-25, 2018: France and Norway host seminar on artificial intelligence and sustainable development

The Research Council of Norway and the French Embassy host a French-Norwegian match-making seminar on artificial intelligence and sustainable development. The seminar takes a multi-disciplinary approach that aims to implement new, innovative services in many areas such as agriculture and natural resources. Participants include producers of data, information processing specialists, and application developers. 

Location: Paris, France 

Event website - Observations, AI and Sustainable Development

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October 5-11, 2018: Dutch Agri Food Week to take place in Den Bosch

The event will be organized by the Dutch 'top sector' Agri & Food, Food Valley NL, AgriFood Capital, Greenport Westland Oostland, and Brightlands Greenport Venlo.

During Dutch Agri Food Week, parties from the agrifood sector including farmers, entrepreneurs from the supply and processing industry, retail, government, and scientists will show how they work on safe and healthy food for the Netherlands and for people worldwide.

Location: Den Bosch, the Netherlands

Event website - Dutch Agri Food Week (in Dutch)

Netherlands Agriculture

October 13, 2018: World Food Day festival in Den Bosch

The World Food Day is a festival with workshops, talk shows, films, a local market, and excursions to farms and food producers. The event will help participants respond to key questions around food such as "Who produces it? What is the impact of our food on the planet? And how do we ensure that everyone has access to sufficient healthy food?"

The festival is organised by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Province of North Brabant, and the Municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch in cooperation with different partners, including Wageningen University & Research, Hivos, AgriFood Capital, and Top Sector Horticulture and Starting Materials.

World Food Day is also part of the Dutch Agri Food Week 2018.

Location: Den Bosch, the Netherlands

Event website - World Food Day (in Dutch)

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