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2016 Convergences World Forum

convergences_2016Since its launch in 2008, the Convergences World Forum has become a key event for all the professionnals who seek innovative solutions to fight poverty in the world.

The Forum offers experts and decision-makers a space for learning, networking and high level sharing to build answers together to the social and environmental challenges both in northern and southern countries. Every year, the Convergences World Forum is the culmination of the work of  the Convergences platform for thought and gathers more than 7000 attendees in Paris.

The 9th edition of the Convergences World Forum inventing tomorrow’s sustainable cities and territories will take place on September 5th, 6th and 7th 2016 in Paris, 3 days of exchanges and co-construction around 50 events, 350 speakers and 8000 experts.

Experts and actors from the private, public and solidarity-based sectors will gather to share, debate and reflect around three themes:



Check out the program of the 2016 edition.


On September 5th, Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, executive director of the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair, will take part in the round-table on “Innovations in education: digital revolutions and innovative training formats”, tackling key issues such as: Innovation in education: Which models and innovative formats shall be used?; Offering courses “off the beaten track”: How to develop new skills outside the education system?; Digital education for all; For radical change: How can one change the educational system from the inside?

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