The Development Conference 2015 will be hosted on the 12th of November at Ullevål Stadion in Oslo.
Is it typically Nordic to be exceptional?
Opportunities and expectations related to the Nordic Exceptionalism.
Key note speakers
Professor Jeffrey Sachs Columbia University.
Suzanne Matale Zambia Council of Churches.
Erik Solheim Chair of OECD DAC.
Presentation of the findings from the report:
'The End of Nordic "Exceptionalism"?' by Morten Emil Hansen, Policy Advisor, Denmark
Heidi Hautala, member of the European Parliament, former minister of international development, Finland (Video)
Tone Skogen, Deputy Minister, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Bård Vegar Solhjell, Member of Parliament, Socialist Left Party, Norway
Moderator: Morten Emil Hansen
In a time of declining development aid, we see an increase in the efforts of using aid to support the private sector, often called a "win-win". Who wins more and who looses?
Espen Villanger researcher at Christian Michelsens Institutt
Morten Jerven researcher at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Vitalice Meja, Executive Director, Reality of Aid Africa
Jonas Nøddekjær, Director of Development, Danish Church Aid
Niina Mäki, KEPA, Finland
Moderator: Catharina Bu, Save the Children Norway
What are the Nordic lessons from universal welfare systems, and how are they relevant in a development context? What similarities and dissimilarities between the Nordic countries can be identified and brought forward?
Olli Kangas Professor and Research Director at Kela Social Insurance Institution
Gunilla Palm, Policy Advisor, Church of Sweden
Representative from Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, South Africa (Video)
Isaiah Kipyegon, ACT Alliance Global Advocacy and Policy Coordinator