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    A look back at EDD 2015

European Development Days 2016

The European Development Days are the leading forum in Europe for international development and cooperation. They are an incubator of new ideas to inform our shared aim of a poverty-free, sustainable and fair world where everyone has a chance at a decent life.

Throughout the past decade, the EDD have served as the voice of the international development community. It is a place where all interested parties are invited to share their views, build a common understanding and plan for the future of development cooperation.

The forum builds on the core belief that cooperation is the cornerstone of a fairer world. An essential aim is to facilitate networking and inspire the desire to work together even more closely in a spirit of true partnership.

Past editions featured speakers

  • Sam Kutesa
    President of the 69th United Nations General Assembly
    2015
  • Cecilia Malmström
    EU Commissioner for Trade
    2015
  • Phil Hogan
    EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
    2015
  • Her Majesty Mathilde the Queen of Belgians
    2015
  • Linda McAvan
    Chair, Committee on Development, European Parliament
    2015
  • Neven Mimica
    EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
    2015
  • Melinda Gates
    Founder and Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    2015
  • Jean Claude Juncker
    President of the European Commission
    2015
  • Tshering Tobgay
    Prime Minister of Bhutan
    2015
  • Federica Mogherini
    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
    2015
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    President of Liberia
    2013, 2009, 2006
  • Joyce Banda
    President of Malawi
    2012
  • Thomas Yayi Boni
    President of Benin
    2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
  • Macky Sall
    President of Senegal
    2012
  • Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi
    Interim Prime Minister of Tunisia
    2011
  • Portia Simpson Miller
    Prime Minister of Jamaica
    2013
  • Sheikh Hasina
    Prime Minister of Bangladesh
    2009
  • Hans Rosling
    Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institute
    2011
  • Debapriya Bhattacharya
    Chair of Southern Voices on Post-MDGs
    2013
  • Wangari Maathai
    2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
    2008
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
    1991 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
    2010
  • Shirin Ebadi
    2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
    2011
  • Lech Waleza
    1983 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
    2011
  • Desmond Tutu
    1984 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
    2006
  • Tawakol Karman
    2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
    2011
  • Muhammad Yunus
    2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
    2009
  • Richard Branson
    Founding Chairman Virgin Group
    2008
  • Cheick Modibo Diarra
    President of Microsoft Africa
    2010, 2008, 2006
  • George Soros
    Founding Chairman, Open Society Institute
    2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
    Founding Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
    2010
  • Siegmar Proebstl
    Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Africa
    2012
  • Jacques Chirac
    Former President of France
    2010
  • Abdou Diouf
    Secretary-General, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
    2008, 2006
  • Koffi Annan
    Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
    2007
  • Aminata Traoré
    Former Minister of Culture, Mali
    2008, 2006
  • Angélique Kidjo
    Singer and Political Activist
    2008
  • Winnie Byanyima
    Executive Director, Oxfam International
    2013
  • Jan Eliasson
    United Nations Deputy Secretary-General
    2013
  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
    Chairperson, Commission of the African Union
    2013
  • Donald Kaberuka
    President of the African Development Bank
    2010, 2009, 2008, 2006
  • Flavia Panseri
    United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
    2013
  • Martin Schulz
    President of the European Parliament
    2015
  • Luc van den Brande
    President of the Committee of the Regions
    2008
  • Louis Michel
    Co-Chair, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
    2015, 2012, 2010, 2009
  • Kristalina Georgieva
    EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
    2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Salam Fayyad
    Prime Minister of Palestine
    2010

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