About the conference

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

Carlos Bedoya

Executive Director, Latindadd

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Fanwell Bokosi

Executive Director, Afrodad

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Jayati Ghosh

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

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Kavaljit Singh

Director of Madhyam

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Lidy Nacpil

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

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Manuel Montes

Senior Advisor, South Centre

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Mary Mellor

University of Northumbria

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Mikaela Gavas

Overseas Development Institut (ODI)

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Oscar Ugarteche

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei

Head of Programmes, Third World Network Africa

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Geoffrey Chongo

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

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Jesse Griffiths

Director, Eurodad

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Tove Maria Ryding

Head of Tax Justice, Eurodad

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María José Romero

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad

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Bodo Ellmers

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad

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Jeroen Kwakkenbos

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad

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