Policy Roundtable | Shifting power in global health

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2021•11•02 - 2021•11•29
    Kuala Lumpur

    Co-convened by UNU-IIGH, Development Reimagined, and Wilton Park, this series will bring together diverse groups of stakeholders–especially under-represented voices–providing a safe space for open and honest discussion about shifting the power in global health.


    View the report here.

    COVID-19 has exacerbated and entrenched health inequities throughout the world and further highlighted the failures of the current global health architecture. In recent years, there have been increasingly loud and frequent calls from organisations and individuals to address the power asymmetries in global health and move towards a more decentralised and equitable approach to research and practice. The ‘decolonising global health’ agenda has gained pace as a collection of activist movements that seeks to transition from the theoretical to the practical. However, many highly influential organisations are yet to engage, whilst others have actively expressed scepticism towards this agenda. To effect change a global cross-sectoral set of actors will need to be mobilised with the opportunity to share thoughts on objectives and practical next steps to achieve them.

    Each roundtable in the series will be run as a twin set of regional dialogues in order to facilitate engagement with stakeholders across a broad geography of time zones.

    In partnership with Development Reimagined and Wilton Park


    Roundtable 1: 2nd November 2021

    Roundtable 2: 29th November 2021

    Roundtable 3: TBA


    Meeting 1: 4:00pm – 6:15pm MYT

    Meeting 2: 10:00pm – 12:15am MYT


    Attendance to roundtables in this series is invitation only. Post-event summaries will be available here on the UNU-IIGH website, as well as on the websites of our partners.

    For further information on this programme of work, please contact project lead, Emma Rhule

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