How does international development cooperation meet the new global challenges?
Global challenges are increasing daily and the only way forward is through international cooperation. How does this realization affect Norwegian development cooperation?
Bård Vegar Solhjell (Director General of Norad).
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Global challenges are increasing in numbers and in scope. Almost on a daily basis we are reminded that we are “in this together” and that the way forward is through international cooperation. How does this realization affect Norwegian development cooperation and how can international development aid meet the global challenges facing the world today?
Welcome to this lecture by Bård Vegar Solhjell in the Global School events series where he will be introduced by Lise Rakner (Co-Director of the Bergen School of Global Studies and Co-Leader of the Governance Pillar). The Global School events address the global challenges that are at the heart of the Bergen School of Global Studies: Climate, Governance, Health, Inequality and Migration. This lecture will focus on how international development cooperation responds to the new global challenges.
Bård Vegar Solhjell is Director General of Norad, the Norwegian Agenicy for Development Cooperation. He is a former Norwegian politician and has served as Minister of Education and Minister of the Environment. He has s a master’s degree in political science from the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen.
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