- Wed, Nov 15, 2017 08:00 PM
Frescativägen 14B, Stockholm
Latitude: 59.3649, Longitude: 18.055
The Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT) and its collaborators welcome university students to participate in an interactive evening at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences where we will discuss and showcase innovative intersectoral approaches to global health and development in light of Agenda 2030 and how different disciplines can work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Success on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs depends on interdisciplinary and intersectoral approaches to global health and sustainable development with collaborative and innovative thinking to solve the world’s greatest challenges. In order to achieve an empowered and prosperous future for all, we must work together across a number of sectors including health, gender, and economic development to ensure no one is left behind. Sweden has long been a hub for leadership in global health and development and in order for that strong leadership to continue we must learn directly from the students of today who will continue that legacy tomorrow. This event is an opportunity to learn about the innovative work currently being done, for you to share your insights and ideas with other students from across a number of sectors and engage directly with influential leaders in global health and development. The evening will include a keynote talk by Melinda Gates from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation followed by a dialogue with students and the audience, interactive panel discussions with researchers and policy makers, a prize ceremony for the inaugural SIGHT Award as well as a mingle. The event is free of charge and light food and drink will be served. The registration will open soon, stay tuned here and learn more about SIGHT on our website http://sight.kva.se! The event is a collaboration between the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT), AIESEC, Effective Altruism at KTH, SU and SSE, International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) Stockholm, Mother and Child Health Association (MACHA), Stockholm Association of International Affairs, Swedish Society of Medicine´s Student and Junior Doctor Section, the Swedish Network for International Health (SNIH) and the Swedish Organization for Global Health (SOGH). This event is also a part of the Global Health Seminar Series, for more information about the series see Global Health at KI page here on Facebook.