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Norsk utviklingspolitikk – fra tusenårsmål til bærekraftsmål

Norsk utviklingspolitikk – fra tusenårsmål til bærekraftsmål

Lunsjmøte om SDG 16 og norsk utviklingspolitikk

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:30-14:00 - Arendal kino, sal 3

I 2015 ble verdenssamfunnet enige om 17 nye bærekraftsmål. Disse bærekraftsmålene viderefører arbeidet med å nå tusenårsmålene, som var det første forsøket på å fokusere verdens innsats mot ett felles sett av målsetninger. 

Tusenårsmålene var en klar suksess: f. eks. fikk millioner av mennesker adgang til rent vann, barnedødelighet gikk ned, og flere barn fikk begynne på skole. 

Men tusenårsmålene var rettet mot et relativt snevert sett av utviklingsmål. Tusenårsmålene i seg tok heller ikke tak i de grunnleggende årsakene til hvorfor noen land er rike, mens andre er fattige. 

Ambisjonen til bærekraftsmålene er å gjøre nettopp dette.

Drone Proliferation and Use in Africa: Security risks and strategic considerations

Drone Proliferation and Use in Africa: Security risks and strategic considerations

The first activity of the project Transnational Academic Network for the Study of Armed Drones (TRANSAD)

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:00-16:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Recent years have witnessed a high number of relevant developments in the proliferation and use of drones in Africa in security and conflict contexts. Armed drones with different characteristics, from larger models to improvised gadgets, have been deployed by state and non-state actors and are influencing the way security and conflict are envisaged and practiced. In these contexts, drones are used not only as a weapon, but also as an advance recognition asset in support of more conventional warfare. At the same time, external intervention in Africa is expanding through the use of drones and other state-of-the-art warfare, while African citizens continue to be regular casualties of Western drone strikes in the continent’s territory. Yet the presence of foreign drones in Africa is happening through other means as well, including the construction of foreign drone bases and through aggressive commercial practices from foreign defence industries. Finally, some African states are joining other countries around the world in using drones in a law enforcement context. 

This workshop is the first activity of the project Transnational Academic Network for the Study of Armed Drones (TRANSAD) and provides an opportunity to discuss and generate new knowledge on the developments described above. Additionally, it will allow a broader discussion on the role of Africa in security thinking and its specificities in the context of wider contemporary security trends.
Game of Thrones and Reality

Game of Thrones and Reality

A Cross-Disciplinary Start of the Term

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 18:00-20:00 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

PRIO and the University of Oslo (Department of Mathematics and the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History) are delighted to invite you to a seminar out of the ordinary.

Our three disciplines normally look at the world from somewhat different perspectives, but this evening we are united in our effort to explore the scientific evidence underpinning the Game of Thrones!

Students and staff at our three institutions will be given priority - please sign up by 31 August. Then we will open up for other participants.

The seminar will be followed by pizza & beer.

Conflict Trends Course Opens for Policymakers and Practitioners

Conflict Trends Course Opens for Policymakers and Practitioners

Mon, 10 September 2018 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

  • ​Is the world becoming less peaceful? 
  • Are terror attacks really more frequent than they were 30 years ago? 
  • Can we expect more conflict in the future? 

The impression we get from the media certainly is gloomy. 

But what do the numbers and facts tell us? This course will give an overview of conflict trends based on large conflict datasets on conflict-related variables. It will provide a better understanding of the larger global trends in the world, and give better insight to academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

We are opening up this PhD course for policy makers and practitioners within international relations. There is room for 6-8 participants in this category. These participants are not expected to write an essay.
PRIO Annual Peace Address with Debarati Guha-Sapir​

PRIO Annual Peace Address with Debarati Guha-Sapir​

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:30-19:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

The 2018 PRIO Annual Peace Address will be given by Debarati Guha-Sapir.

Debarati Guha-Sapir​
Photo: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

 She is the Director of the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) and a Professor at University of Louvain School of Public Health in Brussels, Belgium. She holds an Adjunct Professorship at Tulane University Medical Centre (New Orleans) for Health and Humanitarian Aid. Trained in Calcutta University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Louvain, she has a PhD in epidemiology.

Since 1984, she has been involved in field research and training in emergency and humanitarian aid issues, working closely with the World Health Organisation, UNHCR, UNDP and European Commission in various regions of the world, including China, Sudan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Great Lakes, Somalia and Central America. She is particularly interested in health systems research, epidemiology in unstable situations and international policy related to relief and post conflict transition.