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The Global Development Network (GDN) hosts unique annual conferences across the globe, which convene renowned academics, policymakers, researchers, local and international organizations and funders to deliberate on the most pressing development challenges of our time. Mobilizing research and knowledge for public policy is a primary objective for these conferences, which have become premier networking events for development professionals worldwide.

The 2018 Global Development Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development will be a forum where global actors from governments, research, private sector and civil society can share knowledge and practices on innovative initiatives to address the development challenges of today and tomorrow. Discussions will enable progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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