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Global Public Policy Network
GPPN Conference
GPPN Annual Conference
 February 2017

Hosted by the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris from February 17 to 18, 2017 

Annual 2017 Conference:
Innovative Solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 13
SDG 11
SDG 12
SDG 16

The 2017 Conference was hosted by the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students were encouraged to develop solution oriented ideas or prototypes that use policy innovation, ICTs, and/or data analytics to address public policy challenges that have been identified by the selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Keynote speakers and additional jury members included Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, Anne-Marie Idrac, Former French Minister of Transportation and Foreign Trade and Laurence Tubiana, President of the French Development Agency and the French Representative at the COP21.

At the conference, 32 student teams from the GPPN member schools presented their projects in the "180 seconds competition" before a jury of the deans from each school. These inspiring projects spanned cities, countries and continents and covered all of the selected SDGs, with topics related to urban development, fighting against STDs, measuring our well-being, and so much more.


Of the 32 teams, six teams were selected as finalists to move on to day two, where they presented their creative solutions in greater depth, and our judges had the chance to give them feedback. At the end of the two days, the jury was proud to announce the winning team I-Care from SIPA Columbia as the recipient of the GPPN prize.

Past Conferences

2015 GPPN Conference Sao Paulo

Held from 3-5 December 2015, FGV-EAESP hosted the conference with the theme of “Public Challenges Facing Global Cities” 

2014 GPPN Conference Berlin

From 5-7 December 2014, the Hertie School of Governance hosted the conference with the theme of “Managing the New World Disorder: 25 Years After the End of History.”

2013 GPPN Conference Tokyo

From 5-8 December 2013 the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo hosted the conference on the theme of "Public Policy for 2020: Medium-Term Agenda with a Better Vision."

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