Arve Hansen, NFU Board; Per Bondevik, Coordinator of the Justice Conference Norway; Representative from VID Specialized University
Panel: Business promotion as a panacea for the SDGs?
Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup
The SDGs, policy coherence (SDG target 17.14) and development research
Nikolai Astrup, Norwegian Minister for Development Cooperation
Critically engaged research on the SDGs
Desmond McNeill, Center for Development and Environment, UiO: Knowledge and Power in Setting and Measuring SDGs
Dan Banik, Center for Development and Environment, UiO: Taking Stock of the SDGs
Moderator of Session 1: Hans Morten Haugen, Faculty of Theology, Diakonia and Leadership Studies, VID Specialized University
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Lunch. Paid by stiftelsen Det norske Diakonhjem
Highlighting SDG target: Inequality
Alberto Cimadamore, Scientific Director CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty): SDG Target 10.4: Fiscal, wage, and social protection policies
Highlighting SDG target: Food
Ruth Haug, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, NMBU: SDG Target 2.3: Agricultural productivity of small-scale food producers
Moderator of Session 2: Randi Jakobsen, Faculty of Education and International Studies, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
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Religion and the SDGs
Background: The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Engaging with Faith-Based Organizations for Sustainable Development represents a broad approach to create synergies for development. The World Council of Churches, in cooperation with the Action by Churches Together (ACT) and the Lutheran World Federation and have produced the document Ecumenical Diakonia, with strong emphasis on churches’ work for justice, highlighting advocacy work, and urging them to engage in the Agenda 2030 and the implementation of the SDGs.
Azza Karam, UNFPA, Chair of UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Engaging Faith-Based Actors for Sustainable Development: What is the role of Faith-based Organisations (FBOs) in implementing the SDGs?
Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the World Council of Churches: How can the churches contribute to transforming our world?
Kjell Nordstokke, coordinator for the production of Ecumenical Diakonia, Professor Em., VID Specialized University: Faith-based and rights-based approaches
Moderator of Session 3: Berit Aasen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Session for students at the 5 ECTS course on religion and the SDGs at VID Specialized University