GNDR Global Summit 2018

2016 Global Summit participants Geoff Crawford


Hosted by GNDR, the 4th edition of GNDR Global Summit "Stronger Together: Connecting Communities" will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 22nd-25th of May 2018 at the Hilton Petaling Jaya Hotel. 

This webpage is the portal to relevant information on the event, its objectives and the means of online participation for non-attending members. Feel free to consult the available resources below for further details.

The Global Summit 2018 

GNDR's Global Summit brings together GNDR members providing opportunities to increase collaboration and sharing of knowledge between members across the network. For this new edition, over 100 members from 66 countries will be attending the event under the theme “Stronger Together: Connecting Communities”.

Objectives of GNDR's 2018 Global Summit:

  1. Improve understanding of the work undertaken across GNDR, the benefits of being a member and provide an update on changes made at the Secretariat
  2. Facilitate collaboration between members and (i) other members; (ii) donors, governments and the private sector; and (iii) the Secretariat
  3. Enhance accountability of GNDR’s governance structures and advisory bodies (the Board, Regional Advisory/Steering Groups) to members
  4. Empower members to share knowledge and experience with each other


For the first time, members will be able to run sessions at the Global Summit under the following 4 themes:

  • Comprehend – covering learning, monitoring and evaluation, and updates from the Secretariat.
  • Connect – covering the network, including governance, membership, and opportunities to connect with Board members.
  • Collaborate – covering information-sharing and partnerships with all stakeholder groups, including CSOs, government agencies, donors and the private sector.
  • Communicate – covering communication in the network, and for advocacy and fundraising.

See the complete Agenda 

Online participation 

For non attending members all plenary sessions will be livestreamed, but also a selection of sessions in breakout rooms will be available on specific themes. 


For attending participants: a Logistics Pack has been prepared to prepare your stay in Malaysia. You will find information about the venue, local transports or malaysian culture. You can download the Logistics Packs here:

Downloads & Links

Agenda of the Summit (including sessions that are livestreamed): 

Find the detailed descriptions of the Summit's sessions:

Consult the 2018 Global Summit - List of participants



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