Panel discussion: Linkages Between financial Inclusion and Trade: Maximizing Benefits for Women

Organization: UNITAR

Location: Palais de Nations, Room IX (Accessible through the Pregny gate - Opposite the ICRC)

Description: The session on "Linkages Between financial Inclusion and Trade: Maximizing Benefits for Women" is the second of a 5-part high-level seminar series where experts discuss the status quo, the steps to take in order to effect change through the adoption of a gender-sensitive analysis of trade policy, and the kinds of policies and practices that work for women engaged in trade while exploring the four themes on: Financial inclusion; Public procurement; Trade facilitation; Data collection and analysis.

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The Future of Health in Africa

Organization: Organised by the Chatham House and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations and the Global Health Centre

Location: Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Geneva

Description: Sub-Saharan African countries have sustained unprecedented transformation and change in the last decade, including constant economic growth, a growing middle class, increased political stability, and a skilled workforce. Recognition must be given to these advances, even though challenges remain: Africa’s population is expected to constitute 25% of the global population in 2050  (16% in 2017) with a sharp increase in the youth population under 25. This will also put health systems increasingly under pressure.

This event brings together emerging leaders from Ghana and Nigeria to discuss the achievements and challenges across the continent by raising some of the following questions: What are the most promising approaches for efficient healthcare systems in Africa? What are the challenges to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC)? How can health policy-making skills be strengthened in the region to meet the needs of the future? What are politically and economically feasible solutions to improve health security and sustain healthier societies? How can investment in education for health be fostered and African leaders supported so that they can effectively shape and tailor public health policies?

These questions and more are precisely what the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and the IFPMA had in mind to invite you to discuss.

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The UN’s Sustainable Developement Goal and the Environment: is the approach of international cooperation changing?

Location: Université de Lausanne (Bâtiment Géopolis).

Organization: Université de Lausanne

Description: This one day event will address various aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The sessions will be held in English and French, the working languages of the international cooperation sector.

We are soon three years into the UN-spearheaded 2015-2030 agenda for sustainable development, known as the SDGs. What role for the environment in the SDGs, and how are the practices of development aid evolving?

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GIS for a Sustainable World

Organization: UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT), and Esri.

Location: Campus Biotech Geneva


Applied Geography for a Better Future

The 2018 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on you—the international community—to take on the global issues outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Hosted in Geneva, Switzerland, the GIS for a Sustainable World Conference is the place to discover how intelligent maps and apps can accelerate your work to achieve the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

This year’s conference features an engaging, interactive environment that drives collaboration with your peers – and focuses on applying GIS to support people, planet, prosperity, and peace. You will learn how WebGIS is improving workflows and efficiencies - from field data collection to monitoring and evaluation of projects. You will leave the event with new understanding how GIS can help you to derive new insights from your data. You can enjoy compelling sessions in any of the tracks: management, technical and private sector. With an agenda full of immersive technical workshops, peer-to-peer exchanges, lightning sessions, social networking with other professionals in the sustainable development community, and opportunities to explore technology by ‘doing’, this is an event unlike any other.

Start leveraging powerful GIS technology in new ways to build a better world—by helping to end poverty, inequality, climate change, and improving health.

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