The 2022 Norad Conference
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The 2022 Norad Conference

How can we achieve zero poverty and zero emissions by 2030? This is the key question the world is facing as 2030 looms. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we need solutions that change the rules of play – what are these solutions? We need to achieve the SDGs whilst also meeting the climate, social and economic targets. This can only be done if we set the bar higher, increase the pace and escalate the efforts.

Date 25 January: 9:00 am - 2:15 pm

The 2022 Norad Conference is the most important conference of the year for those who are interested in sustainable development, international cooperation and poverty reduction. We can promise unique, up-to-date knowledge in the field, as well as good discussions and debate.

The first session will mostly be in Norwegian, whilst session two and three will be in English.

Programme

09.00-10.15 POVERTY & INEQUALITY: WORLD STATUS
Welcome to The Norad Conference
Bård Vegar Solhjell, Director General in Norad

Poverty - status and perspectives in a pandemic
Lars Loe, Policy Director in Norad

What role can development play?
Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Minister of International Development

Rising Inequality, Carbon Emissions and Development Aid
Thomas Piketty, Professor at Paris School of Economics

A conversation about inequality and development
Henriette Westhrin, Secretary General in Norwegian People's Aid, Line Hegna, Director in SAIH, Kristin Clemet, Director in Civita. Moderator: Nikolai Hegertun, Senior Advisor in Norad

10.15- 11.00 BREAK

11.00-12.05 FROM COAL TO ZERO EMISSIONS - CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Welcome to The Norad Conference
Bård Vegar Solhjell, Director General in Norad

Africa Energy Outlook 2022
Fatih Birol, Executive Director in International Energy Agency (IEA)

How can Norway catalyze commercial investments in the energy sector?
Fatih Birol, Executive Director in (IEA), Elisabeth Clemens, Head of Section for Energy in Norad

From millions to billions: Perspectives on innovation and growth in the energy sector
Hanaan Marwah, CFO in Circle Gas, Peter Scott, CEO in Burn, Vilde Grønn Larsen, Senior Vice President in Eksfin, Xavier Pierluca, Managing Partner in Enabling Qapital. Moderator: Elisabeth Clemens, Head of Section for Energy in Norad

12.05-13.00 BREAK

13.00-14.15 THE POWER OF FACTS: WHAT KNOWLEGDE IS NEEDED TO REACH THE SDG'S
Welcome to The Norad Conference
Bård Vegar Solhjell, Director General in Norad

Good Economics for Warmer Times: Evidence for Effective and Equitable Climate Action
Esther Duflo, Professor at MIT

For a fact-based worldview
Ola Rosling, President & Co-Founder in Gapminder Foundation

Leadership in global health and development – a critical year ahead
Bill Gates, Co-funder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

A conversation about the pandemic as a driver of inequality
Dr. Ayoade Alakija, African Union, Achim Steiner, Administrator in UNDP, Bård Vegar Solhjell, Director General in Norad. Moderator: Nikolai Hegertun, Senior Advisor in Norad.

Master of ceremonies: Asta Busingye Lydersen

Thank you!

Published 25.01.2022
Last updated 25.01.2022