Global Health – Do Think Tanks Matter?

Friday, 13 November, 16:00 - 17:30
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, the Graduate Institute

This public event will mark the closing of the two-day meeting of global health policy think tanks and academic institutions held from 12-13 November 2015 at the Graduate Institute. More than 50 think tanks and academic institutions will have discussed their role in contributing to global health and greater health equity by supporting the implementation of the recently-adopted SDGs and by addressing issues of transparency and accountability. At the public event, global health organisations and representatives of policy think tanks will present and debate transformational approaches to global development and the ways in which global health organisations can benefit from global health policy think tanks.

We cordially invite all global health actors to join this closing session of the two-day meeting. The programme includes the following speakers:

Moderator of the session and welcome
Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Programme, the Graduate Institute

Keynote address:
“How can global health organisations best benefit from global health policy think tanks?“
Luiz Loures, Assistant Director-General, UN, and Deputy Executive Director of Programme, UNAIDS

Panel discussion with keynote speaker Luiz Loures and
Christoph Benn, Director, External Relations, the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Marleen Temmerman, Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO
Detlev Ganten, Founding President, M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities and National Academies
Saadiya Razzaq, Senior Research Associate, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan

The meeting is supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health, and the Charities Aid Foundation.