Open Calls

Call for expressions of interest in organizing the 2021 Annual Conference for Women in Global Health (WGH) Norway.

Logo Women in Global Health Norway

The WGH Norway Secretariat is currently hosted by the Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo. The Secretariat is calling for expressions of interest from the Norwegian landscape nationally to be appointed as an ad-hoc taskforce that will organize the next annual conference for WGH Norway. To apply, please send a letter of interest by 25 February, 2021 to


Call of interest description

  • format: The conference is a ½ to full day meeting to be organized for the Fall of 2021, in Norway (virtual or physical to be decided).
  • form an organizing committee together with the Secretariat: The organizing committee is responsible for determining date, location, theme, overall structure, content, schedule for the event, and is responsible for selecting the speakers for the meeting. 
  • support from WGH Norway: The conference will be supported by the WGH Norway Secretariat by it being part of the organizing committee (there is no budgetary allocation to this call).
  • self-funding: The conference will have to be based on self-funding from the participants or through a funding mechanism organized by the organizing committee.

To be considered for becoming an organizer of the 2021 WGH Norway Annual Conference, candidates:

  • should be committed to taking the co-responsibility of organizing the annual event with support from the Secretariat;
  • have planned an organizational committee comprised with individuals registered as members of WGH Norway;
  • should be fluent in written and spoken English (all WGH Norway meetings and communications are conducted in English to be inclusive for all).



Background on Women in Global Health

Women in Global Health (WGH) is a global movement that brings together people of all genders and backgrounds to achieve the goal of gender equality in global and national health leadership. WGH provides a platform to connect, further strengthen and advocate for gender equality in global health leadership and meaningful participation within academia, civil society and the public and private sector. WGH Global is a collaborative space for leadership; facilitates specific education and training; gathers support and commitment from the global community; and demands change for gender transformative leadership.

Background on WGH Norway

As the national chapter of WGH, the network shares the vision of a diverse, gender-balanced leadership, which is key for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WGH Norway is an independent national chapter of WGH Global, launched in 2018. WGH Norway is establishing a collaborative space for leadership, policy dialogue, mentoring and mutual support, and will be working for the legal right to attain equal levels of female participation in leadership and decision-making related to global and national health, at all levels of society.


WGH Norway Secretariat:

Ingeborg K. Haavardsson

Gabriella Rodriguez

Published Mar. 18, 2020 12:17 PM - Last modified Jan. 20, 2021 1:59 PM