About the conference

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Eurodad’s International Conference 2017, co-hosted with ActionAid Netherlands, Both Ends, OIKOS, Oxfam Novib, SOMO, will take place this June 20-22 in Den Haag, The Netherlands.

In a world of extreme inequality, widespread poverty, and environmental fragility, the need for alternatives has never been greater. The global economic crisis proved the fragility of both the economic system and the model underpinning it. 

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Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals are unlikely to be achieved without significant changes to this global economic model and ideas and institutions that sustain it. Elections around the world are proving that there is widespread discontent across the political spectrum, and a willingness to consider radical alternatives.

The event will bring together leading civil society thinkers from around the globe working on issues including debt, tax justice, aid, private finance, the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and global monetary reform to discuss alternative policies for a sustainable world, better ways of financing global development and strengthening global economic regulation and governance.

Speakers include

Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei

Head of Programmes, Third World Network Africa

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Jayati Ghosh

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

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Ewald Egelen

University of Amsterdam

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Mikaela Gavas

Overseas Development Institut (ODI)

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Patricia Miranda

Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, Jubileo - Latindadd

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Kavaljit Singh

Director of Madhyam

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Jane Nalunga

Country Director, SEATINI Uganda

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Manuel Montes

Senior Advisor, South Centre

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Fanwell Bokosi

Executive Director, Afrodad

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Myriam Vander Stichele

Senior Researcher, SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations)

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Oscar Ugarteche

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Mary Mellor

University of Northumbria

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Suzanne Ismail

Senior Advisor, Christian Aid

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Aldo Caliari

Senior Advisor, G-24 Secretariat

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Lyric Thompson

Director of Policy and Advocacy, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

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Marthin Hadiwinata

Head of Advocacy and Legal, Traditional Fisherfolk Union of Indonesia (KNTI)

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Geoffrey Chongo

Head of Programmes, Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR)

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Lidy Nacpil

Coordinator, Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD)

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Paul Harnett

Director, World Basic Income

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Laura Bannister

Director, World Basic Income

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Jürgen Kaiser

Political Coordinator, erlassjahr.de

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Jesse Griffiths

Director, Eurodad

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Tove Maria Ryding

Head of Tax Justice, Eurodad

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Bodo Ellmers

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad

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María José Romero

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad

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Jeroen Kwakkenbos

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad

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Livestream

(Previous recordings) May 6 - First plenary session: 9:00 - 9:45 - (COMING SOON)
(Previous recordings) May 5 - Second plenary session: 16:00 - 17:30
(Previous recordings) May 5 - First plenary session: 14:00 - 15:30