Annual 2017 Conference:
Innovative Solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
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.
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."
2012 GPPN Conference Singapore
From 2-3 December 2012, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore hosted the annual conference with the theme of “Turning the Tide: Policies for a Changing World”
2010 GPPN Conference London
Held on 22 March 2010, the London School of Economics hosted the GPPN conference with the theme of “Global Challenges: Global Impact”.
2009 GPPN Conference New York
From 19-20 November 2009, the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University in New York hosted the conference with the theme of “Navigating a Multi-Polar World: Challenges and Opportunities”
2008 GPPN Conference Paris
From 5-9 November 2008, the School of Public Affairs of Sciences Po, Paris hosted the conference with the theme of “Governance in a Globalizing World."
2007 GPPN Conference Singapore
From 22-23 October 2007, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore hosted the conference with the theme of “Globalizing Asia or Asian Globalization?”
2006 GPPN Conference Paris
From 16-18 October 2006, Sciences Po Paris hosted the Inaugural Conference of the Global Public Policy Network on the topic of Advancing Next-Generation: Leadership in Global Public Policy: Research, Training, and Practice.
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