Revisit the Norad Conference 2021

We have gathered all presentations and panel discussions from the 2021 Norad Conference for everyone interested in global health, climate change and economic development to watch.

At the Norad Conference 2021, we 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 shed light on important topics regarding health, climate and the economy.

The recordings from the conference is listed accordingly to the programme on 26 and 27 January.

For presentations in Norwegian on 27 January from Norad's Director General Bård Vegar Solhjell, Minister of Climate and Environment, Sveinung Rotevatn, and panel debates on climate change and economic development, go to

Norad's director general Bård Vegar Solhjell
Norad's director general Bård Vegar Solhjell opens the Norad Conference 2021 on 26 January. His presentation is in Norwegian, but it is texted in English for international viewers. Mr. Solhjell presents the new strategy for Norad in this presentation.
Antoinette Sayeh, IMF
International Cooperation: Strengthening Economic Institutions for Sustainable Development. Keynote speech by Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Pavan Sukhdev, WWF
Building Forward Greener and Better: after the COVID-19 pandemic and towards 2030. Keynote speech by Mr. Pavan Sukhdev, President, WWF International
David Beasley, WFP
A world without hunger: from conflict to cooperation by 2030. Keynote speech by Mr. David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme
Minister Dag-Inge Ulstein, Norway
Collective Action in the Age of Coronavirus. Keynote speech by Minister of International Development, Mr. Dag-Inge Ulstein
Dr. Tedros A. Ghebreyesus, WHO
COVID-19: A defining moment for global solidarity. Keynote speech by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO
Panel: Vaccine nationalism and global distribution
With Dr. Lia Tadesse, H.E. Minister of Health, Ethiopia, Dag-Inge Ulstein, Minister of International Development, Dr Richard Hatchett, Director of CEPI and Dr Ole Fritjof Norheim, Professor, University of Bergen. Moderator is Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President, Center for Global Development
Panel: What is the impact of COVID-19 on other essential services and the utilization of these?
With Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Board Chair, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Leslie London, Professor of Public Health at the University of Cape Town and Dr Ole Fritjof Norheim, Professor, University of Bergen. Moderator is Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President, Center for Global Development.
Summary with Amanda Glassman
Amanda Glassman sums up the discussions from the panels on global health at the 2021 Norad Conference.
Kate Raworth, Oxford
Can humanity thrive in the Doughnut? by Kate Raworth, Senior Research Associate, Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. Kate Raworth presents the doughnut economics during the session on Climate and ‘Green reconstruction and Norwegian development assistance’ at the Norad Conference 2021.
Carmen Reinhart, WB
The Post-Covid Landscape. Keynote speech by Ms. Carmen Reinhart, Vice President and World Bank Group Chief Economist, The World Bank. Reinhart participates in the session on Economy and ‘Growth and jobs within planetary boundaries’ at the Norad Conference 2021.
Published 26.01.2021
Last updated 27.01.2021