OECD Forum 2018

The OECD Forum 

29-30 May 2018

Again this year, the annual OECD Forum will see over 2000 attendees from government - including heads of state - the private sector, trade unions, academia, civil society and the media meet at the OECD's own conference centre in Paris.

In 2018, hundreds of high level speakers and a diverse mixture of traditional and innovative session formats will explore the theme 'What Brings Us Together', with topics including international cooperation, inclusive growth, and digitalisation.  While the programme is still being confirmed, past heavy-hitting speakers include the likes of Helen Clark, Yvo de Boer, and Elizabeth Nyamayaro. 

As well as attending the conference, our delegates will have the chance to meet with IGOs and NGOs in Paris to explore the Forum's issues in more depth, and work out where our world's headed.  Naturally, there'll also be some free time to explore the delights of France's capital city!


KEY INFO

DEPARTS AKL - 20 May
RETURNS TO AKL - 3 June

TRAINING WEEKEND - 12-13 May

APPLICATIONS DUE - 22 April
$1500 DEPOSIT DUE - 2 May

DELEGATION FEE - $4630


Head Delegate

Bhavya Dhar

BHAVYA DHAR

We're thrilled to have our 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings alumna Bhavya lead our OECD Forum delegation!  Bhavya is passionate about reducing inequalities and currently works at the South Auckland Social Investment Board as a Business Analyst/Evaluator. Her goal is to be involved with public policy on a global scale to tackle issues such as extreme poverty and health inequalities both between and within countries. Bhavya has a keen interest in the Sustainable Development Goals and how youth can be mobilised to ensure governments honour their commitment. You’ll probably hear Bhavya before you see her as she’s always singing and strongly believes every person has a story to share and a lesson to teach.

Delegates

  CHHAVI BREJA   Chhavi is a second year Bachelor of Science student studying at the University of Auckland. She has a passion for youth engagement and empowerment, and is currently volunteering with UN Youth, Auckland Sexual Health Service, the Auckland City Hospital, and is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Papakura Youth Council. As a psychology student, she is passionate about advocating for better mental health initiatives, and bridging socio-economic inequities in local and global communities.

CHHAVI BREJA

Chhavi is a second year Bachelor of Science student studying at the University of Auckland. She has a passion for youth engagement and empowerment, and is currently volunteering with UN Youth, Auckland Sexual Health Service, the Auckland City Hospital, and is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Papakura Youth Council. As a psychology student, she is passionate about advocating for better mental health initiatives, and bridging socio-economic inequities in local and global communities.

  HARRY REID   Harry is in his third year at the University of Otago, studying Law, Communications and Politics. Therefore, his degree aligns well with the focus of the conference, which will allow him to apply his knowledge of these respective areas. He also has a strong humanitarian and environmental conscience and enjoys nurturing this through healthy debate with friends, and his own outside reading and writing.

HARRY REID

Harry is in his third year at the University of Otago, studying Law, Communications and Politics. Therefore, his degree aligns well with the focus of the conference, which will allow him to apply his knowledge of these respective areas. He also has a strong humanitarian and environmental conscience and enjoys nurturing this through healthy debate with friends, and his own outside reading and writing.

  LUCY CONSTABLE   When Lucy met Helen Clark in preschool it set her on a path she is still following today, it showed her that with hard work and dedication, women could do anything. She remembers this lesson to this day, and as she works towards graduating high school at the end of the year and moving on to studying towards a BA in Political Science she lets it motivate her. As well as her school work, Lucy fills a role on Unite Union's national executive board where she fights for workers' rights and stands up for low wage workers across New Zealand. She also volunteers for Christchurch MP Duncan Webb, and through this work was invited to attend the NZ-US Council dinner with the former US president Barack Obama. This, along with her outstanding Mac n Cheese cooking skills, was one of her greatest achievements. Lucy encourages young people everywhere to take every chance they get, and preaches the importance of education whenever given the chance - she values her time at Hagley Community College in Christchurch as the thing that made her the confident young woman she is today.

LUCY CONSTABLE

When Lucy met Helen Clark in preschool it set her on a path she is still following today, it showed her that with hard work and dedication, women could do anything. She remembers this lesson to this day, and as she works towards graduating high school at the end of the year and moving on to studying towards a BA in Political Science she lets it motivate her. As well as her school work, Lucy fills a role on Unite Union's national executive board where she fights for workers' rights and stands up for low wage workers across New Zealand. She also volunteers for Christchurch MP Duncan Webb, and through this work was invited to attend the NZ-US Council dinner with the former US president Barack Obama. This, along with her outstanding Mac n Cheese cooking skills, was one of her greatest achievements. Lucy encourages young people everywhere to take every chance they get, and preaches the importance of education whenever given the chance - she values her time at Hagley Community College in Christchurch as the thing that made her the confident young woman she is today.