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GDN@20 | Knowledge is What Makes The Difference
#K4SD | Call for Sessions closing soon
Update | Research Fellowship in Applied Development Finance
Collaboration in Artificial Intelligence and Data
Studying the Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production
Ensuring Inclusive Education
Out Now | GDN's Annual Report 2018
GlobalDev | Mental Health and Climate Change
Calls and Opportunities
GDN@20 | KNOWLEDGE IS WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

Watch this special archival footage of Kofi Annan, then Secretary General of the United Nations, addressing the 1999 Global Development Conference where the Global Development Network (GDN) was launched. "Knowledge is what makes the difference – knowledge in the hands of those who need it, and those who can make the best use of it." This year, GDN turns twenty, and the message is more relevant than ever. GDN's strategy 2017-2022 addresses the unfinished, 'Knowledge for Development' agenda. Learn more about the Global Development Network. Download the Factsheet, or Strategy Paper.
CALL FOR SESSIONS CLOSING SOON

The Call for Sessions for the Global Development Conference on 'Knowledge for Sustainable Develpment: The Research-Policy Nexus' will close on 31 May 2019. General registrations will open shortly thereafter. The Call for Papers is now closed, with over 500 submissions from across 89 countries: about 14% from least developed countries, and 76% from developing and transition countries. Abstracts will now be screened by external reviewers, and results will be communicated individually to those selected for the next round.  The Organizing Committee thanks all applicants for their submissions and the overwhelming interest in the conference. For more information, visit the conference website.
 
UPDATE | RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN APPLIED DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
 
The Global Development Network is seeking to induct up to 10 research professionals from the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to constitute the research team for the third cycle of the European Investment Bank-GDN program in Applied Development Finance. Selected fellows will be tasked with carrying out 'deep-dive' studies into the results and impact of EIB's Impact Financing Envelope, under the guidance of world-renowned Expert Advisors. Grants up to €25,000 are available. Know more about the Fellowship. See film. The program has received applications from 24 countries, and is currently seeking additional applications from nationals of The Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Haiti.
 
HOW CAN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SOLVE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES?
 
GDN hosted a high-level, invitation-only meeting of practitioners from government, industry, and academia on 03 May 2019 in New Delhi, India, titled 'Collaborations in Artificial Intelligence and Data.' Thought-leaders from leading institutions such as Ashoka University, the Indian Institutes of Technology, Nielsen, the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence, as well as representatives of several startups, ministries and state governments deliberated on incubating AI and data for solving developmental challenges. The meeting was a part of a consultation exercise generously funded by International Development Research Centre, under their Artificial Intelligence & Data Initiative (AIDI). Contact achaudhuri@gdn.int for details.
STUDYING THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

Researchers from the Foreign Trade University, grantees of the Global Development Network program 'Building Research Capacity in Least Developed Countries', presented research proposals to study the impact of climate change on agricultural production of coffee, gum and rice in the Mekong delta region of Vietnam. Experts from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, French Research Institute for Development and the French Development Agency weighed in on the discussion. GDN's program supports research institutions based and working in Least Developed Countries to address their needs by sustainably strengthening their research and outreach skills.  
ENSURING INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

The Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project 2016 winners Power99 Foundation have been selected to showcase and present their innovative project 'Broad Class - Listen to Learn' for the Fourth Annual STI Forum 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York.  Power99 has been recognized for their contribution under SDG 4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all. The 'Broad Class - Listen to Learn' program uses radio as a tool for inclusive, holistic and child-centered education in Pakistan. Know more about the program. Know more about the Global Development Awards Competitions.
 
OUT NOW | GDN'S ANNUAL REPORT 2018 

The Global Development Network's 2018 Annual Report sheds light on how, in line with this mission, GDN has strengthened institutional research capacity, produced collaborative high-quality, policy-oriented research, and put research to better use around the developing world, creating value for every dollar it has been able to raise. Highlights include expanding the 'Doing Research' program,  the global development conference and awards in New Delhi, strengthening policy uptake, building a network of excellence, impact investing research, aid effectiveness in Africa, a research agenda for central banks, a  new website, and blog Globaldev,and plenty more. Feedback: communications@gdn.int
GLOBALDEV | MENTAL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Read this blog to know how mental health is affected by climate change, and early life conditions as far back as fetal origins. "Within developing countries, mental illnesses particularly affect the less educated, the poor and women—all groups of particular concern to policy-makers." This column calls for a better understanding of how climactic and early life shocks affect adult mental health, and how policy can respond to these challenges. Read more. You can now subscribe to receive a newsletter from GlobalDev directly to your inbox.
CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The International Fund for Agricultural Development's Research and Impact Assessment Division seeks three post-docs for a two-year appointment as UN Temporary Professional Officer from July 1, 2019. Deadline 10 May 2019. PEP launches a new call for project proposals of “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE) in Africa. Deadline 10 June 2019. The MacArthur Foundation opens applications for their competition 100&Change, for a single $100 million grant to help solve a critical social challenge. Deadline 6 August 2019.
The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries, to promote better lives for their citizens. For more information please visit www.gdn.int or write to communications@gdn.int
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