The Norad Conference will bring together important voices and will highlight the most important issues. Like everything else during the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be slightly different this year – it will be a digital event. This will make it easier for an international audience to follow the conference live.
A global pandemic, economic stagnation, greater inequality, and threats to democracy and freedom of speech all marked 2020. The whole world was thrown into crisis at the start of the decade. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking as an even greater crisis looms large: anthropogenic climate change.
The conference is divided into two days, Tuesday 26 January and Wednesday 27 January.
At the Norad Conference 2021, they ask:
- Are we heading towards a future with more cooperation or more ‘going solo’?
- How can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and are we really on the right track?
- Will this be the decade of joint solutions to global challenges, or are there more likely to be growing tensions and more nationalism?
With a stellar team of Norwegian and international experts, we will shed light on important topics regarding health, climate and the economy.
The programme on Tuesday 26 January is primarily in English. Speeches in Norwegian will be texted in English. In addition to several keynote speeches, the agenda this day addresses the topic of Global health and ‘Vaccine nationalism and global distribution’.
As for Wednesday 27 January, the programme and debates are primarily in Norwegian with a few exceptions. The topics to be discussed are Climate and ‘Green reconstruction and Norwegian development assistance’ and Economy and ‘Growth and jobs within the planet’s tolerance limit’.
Learn More About Agenda Here