GlobalPDX Conference 2018
November 2 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Last year, we hosted our first ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ conference in 2017, in response to the demand from our members for a forum in which they can engage with others in Oregon with similar interests. The conference focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and took broad strokes on topics such as innovative financing models, inclusive development, working cross-sectorally, and advances in technology that support monitoring and evaluation activities, to name a few.
To follow up on this successful conference, GlobalPDX is hosting another conference to meet the needs of the international development community in Oregon and beyond. This year, GlobalPDX is hosting a full-day conference on Friday, November 2nd at the Smith Memorial Student Union in downtown Portland. The conference will focus on the humanitarian, development, and peace Nexus (the Triple Nexus) building on the growing recognition that humanitarian, development, and peace building efforts are complementary and need to reinforce each other, to respond to volatile situations around the world. 2016 has seen an increase in violent conflicts – the highest recorded in 30 years. Humanitarian and development actions converge around the need to prevent, prepare for and respond to crises, especially for the most vulnerable and at-risk populations. How do we build resilience, reduce vulnerability, how can organizations work together more cohesively towards achieving the SDGs and how do we operationalize this.
The conference will be a full day session and includes lunch and an evening reception. Registration is coming up soon.