Event: Book Launch in Oslo

Next week the “Handbook of International Development and the Environment“, which was edited by Benedicte Bull og Mariel Aguilar-Støen, is having its book launch in Oslo in an event open to all.

The event is being co-organized by SUM, NFU and  UHR-Samfunnsfag.

This is great opportunity to participate in a debate about the book and development bureaucrats.

The event will happen on the 28th of September from 18:00-20:00 in the Vinterhagen, Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3 0157 Oslo.

To learn more about the event, click here.

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EADI 50 years: Interested in co-organizing events?

EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes) celebrates its 50 years anniversary next year in 2024 and would like this to be celebrated at different places. The events can be in person, online or hybrid.

EADI is an association that aims to connect researchers from different countries with a common goal to “promote a concerted approach to the gaps and shortcomings in research on development problems as practised in the rich countries” (The EADI Story, 1999, page 71).

This is a great opportunity to contribute with their efforts and promote different events with a focus on development.

For more information, click here.

NFU is also interested in co-organizing events and would be happy to work together on seminars or other activities. If you wish to collaborate with us, please send us an email on: nfucoordinator@gmail.com.

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Seminar: Norwegian aid and trends in the Nordic region – aid cuts and vested interests?

NUPI invites to a breakfast seminar to be held on February 9th at 9:00 about Norwegian aid policies and trends in the Nordics.

The event is being organized in cooperation with the release of a special publication of the journal Forum For Development Studies, which focuses on trends, similarities and differents in Nordic development aid.

There will be speakers from different organizations, such as ReddBarna, NUPI, Norad, CMI, Foreign Affairs Department and Expert Group for Aid Studies, which will provide the perspective from academia, government and NGOs in this important issue.

One of the key themes of the seminar will be the reduced aid from Norway and the use of aid resources being redirected to Ukraine and ukrainians refugees.

The seminar is a hybrid event, registration is required for those attending physically, but not to watch it online. The seminar will be held in Norwegian.

For more information about the event and to register for it, please follow the link below:


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Seminar: Economics for Sustainability

Noragric would like to invite all for the seminar: Economics for Sustainability. The event is open for all that want to join, but registration is required, with a deadline on December 12th.

This is a very intersting and important subject as understanding how economics and sustainability can work together is the way to the future. We encourage all that are able to attend and participate.

The seminar will take place on December 14th, from 13:30 until 16:00.

The location is at:
NMBU Clock Building (room U120, ground floor) in Ås.

More information can be found on the link below:


Did you miss it? Watch the seminar: The Global Backlash Against Gender Equality

Last October 10th the seminar The Global Backlash Against Gender Equality that was jointly organized by NFU, the Department of Global Development and Planning at UiA and The Strømme Foundation took place in Kristiansand and through streaming. In front of a packed house, different guest lectures talked about the setback for gender equality globally the last 10-15 years.

If you missed and would like to watch it, follow the recording below:


If you wish to read a small summary of what happened, continue reading below.

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Seminar: The Global Backlash Against Gender Equality

NFU would like to invite all to attend the seminar: The Global Backlash Against Gender Equality to take place on October 10th.

The seminar is a cooperation between NFU, the Department of Global Development and Planning at UiA and The Strømme Foundation.

The event will have a hybrid format and it is possible to attend it in Kristiansand or online. For those attending it in Kristiansand, lunch will be provided.

Registration is required for both online and physical options and is available through the following link:

NFU General Assembly 2019

All NFU members are cordially invited to the NFU General Assembly.

Date: 3 December 2019
Time: 4-6 PM
Place: Fafo, Borggata 2B, 0650, Oslo

1. Constitute meeting and approval of agenda
– Election of General Assembly Chair and two reporters
– Approval of agenda
2. Board changes
3. NFU annual report 2019
4. Annual plan and budget for 2020
5. Debate: NFU strategic planning for development research
6. Incoming business

Valerinne P. Hutagalung
NFU Coordinator